Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks on stage during We Day at KeyArena on April 20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for We Day)

Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of June 16

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

Microsoft Joins Hot Open Source PaaS Project Cloud Foundry – Several years ago, news of Redmond shelling out bucks to become a card carrying member of an open source project would’ve been heresy.

DCK Investor Edge: Digital Realty Signs Biggest Hyper-Scale Deal After All – If there were any lingering questions regarding a “new normal” for wholesale data center leasing, Digital Realty’s CEO Bill Stein put them to rest. Super-wholesale is now officially an asset class of its own.

HPE’s Gen10 Servers Will Have Security Drilled into Silicon – This silicon-level approach to security is reminiscent of the approach used by Google, which has designed custom security chips for servers its cloud runs on inside Google data centers.

Switch’s Las Vegas Data Center Stronghold Reaches North of 2 Million Square Feet – Switch has officially launched the latest massive facility on its homebase Las Vegas data center campus, bringing its total capacity in Sin City to more than 2 million square feet and about 315MW.

Shaw Sells Data Center Provider ViaWest to Peak 10 for $1.7B – ViaWest and Peak 10 combined will be one of North America’s largest privately held data center companies.

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