Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of March 18
Microsoft’s Open Compute-inspired servers on display at the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara in March 2017 (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of March 18

Here are the top stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week.

Here are the top stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:

Why Microsoft Says ARM Chips Can Replace Half of Its Data Center Muscle - This was not an announcement like the ones we’ve heard in the past from Facebook and Google – non-committal revelations that they had been testing ARM servers here and there, and that they were really always testing everything on the market, just in case.

Meet Microsoft, the New Face of Open Source Data Center Hardware - If you’re running a cloud platform at Microsoft’s scale (30-plus regions around the world, with multiple data centers per region) and you want it to run on the best data center hardware, you typically design it yourself. But what if there are ideas out there — outside of your company’s bubble — that can make it even better?

Google Opens a New Front in Cloud Price Wars - By constantly growing the scale of their data center infrastructure, cloud giants are able to continue lowering prices of their services as they battle for share of the enterprise cloud market. At the Google Cloud Next conference earlier this month in San Francisco Google launched the latest attack in this battle, which at least for now has a good shot at being successful.

Atlanta Data Center Market Firing on All Cylinders - The demand for data center space leased from third-party landlords appears to be growing across all segments there, including: colocation and interconnection, enterprise outsourcing, cloud and hybrid IT solutions.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Google Data Centers - Here it is, our newly updated Google Data Center FAQ, where you’ll find everything you ever wanted to know (and didn’t) about Google data centers but were afraid to ask.

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