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Heat Spike in Data Center Caused Hotmail Outage

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The Hotmail servers got entirely too hot Tuesday, causing a major outage for Microsoft’s web-based email services. Both Hotmail and Outlook.com were offline for up to 16 hours after a failed software update caused the heat to spike in one part of a data center supporting those services. Read More

Data Center Links: Elastichosts Expands With Equinix

Equinix (EQIX) announced that Elastichosts, a global Cloud Server provider, has deployed in Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Canadian data center operator CentriLogic announced an agreement to acquire the Capris Group. Read More

IBM Watson Could be Offered as Technology as a Service

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IBM Watson – a cognitive computer – starred on Jeopardy! a few years ago. Today, IBM is experimenting with offering a way to reach Watson through a cloud service, and recently asked USC students for creative ways to apply Watson to business and social challenges. Read More

Verizon to Help U.S.D.A. Move to the Cloud

Microsoft’s public cloud platform Azure continues to add functionality for Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

News from the cloud computing sector includes developments from Verizon, HP and Dell. Verizon will be moving federal agencies to its enterprise federal cloud product; Dell expands Master Data Management cloud solution; and HP was selected by Molson-Coors. Read More

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