For your weekend reading, here are this week’s most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge:
Amazon Launches Three Cloud Data Center Sites in Ohio - This is the latest major cloud data center location to come online in a recent burst of expansion by internet giants vying for share of the cloud services market, where AWS is far ahead of its competitors.
Digital Realty to Build Data Center Tower in Downtown Chicago - The next challenge facing the development team will be to sign up one or more anchor tenants to de-risk the new development. Unlike most suburban data center campuses, there is no practical way to phase a 12-story data center tower, so upfront commitment from one or more big tenants is a must before ground gets broken.
Oracle’s Cloud, Built by Former AWS, Microsoft Engineers, Comes Online - While Larry Ellison has been touting the might of Oracle’s cloud for years, the company has been far behind its rivals in the cloud infrastructure services market in terms of revenue. This latest attempt is its biggest effort yet to catch up, leveraging its experience in the enterprise, its hardware design and global supply chain expertise, and the cloud infrastructure know-how of the biggest players in the market.
Iron Mountain Entering N. Virginia with Massive Data Center Build - Already one of the most in-demand data center locations, Northern Virginia is expected to see annual demand growth in the high double digits over the next five years, according to real estate brokers. That growth will be driven by demand from cloud providers and managed services companies.
Here are the Top DCIM Software Vendors, According to Gartner - Gartner has observed vendors taking bold steps to gain market share, including acquisitions to fill functionality gaps and efforts to improve the implementation experience and ease of use, which are two of the biggest deterrents to DCIM software adoption.