The Year in M&A: The Top 10 Data Center Deals of 2012

Equinix is the new owner of a major data center at Kleyer90 connectivity hub in Frankffurt, pictured above. Equinix said today that it has agreed to acquire ancotel GmbH. (Photo: ancotel)netw

In the data center world, there are two factors that drive acquisitions: geography and technology. Deals can help providers enter new markets and expand their footprint, or help them keep pace in areas where technology is evolving rapidly. Here are 10 deals that capture the year in M&A. Read More

Top 5 Data Center Cartoons of 2012

As the year draws to a close, we offer a re-cap of the readers’ favorite cartoons featuring Kip and Gary in their usual data center antics. Have a bit of a chuckle recalling 2012’s most popular cartoons! Read More

Top 10 Data Center Images of 2012


In 2012 we saw a welcome focus on the hidden beauty of data center technology, with server farms featured in glossy books and photo spreads from acclaimed photographers. Which were the most compelling pictures? See our picks in our photo feature, The Top 10 Data Center Images of 2012. Read More

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Dec. 15

Rows of networking equipment inside a Google data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The state may soon land another large data center project. (Photo for Google by Connie Zhou)

The Week in Review: Even Google has downtime, the DoD brings hot-water cooling into its data centers, Intel and IBM unveil new chiptechnology, and new leases fill large chunks of data center real estate for DuPont Fabros. Read More

Best of the Data Center Blogs for Dec. 11

This week’s notable posts: Mark Thiele on outsourcing, Randy Bias on cloud jargon, SunGard on VMs and disaster recovery, Blue Waters critiques the Top500 methodology, and Barb Darrow on third-party cloud technology. Read More

Top 10 Data Center Stories, November 2012

During the month of November, stories about Hurricane Sandy and its impact on New York metropolitan area data centers still dominated our reader’s attention. Other topics of interest during the month included Facebook’s temperatures and cooling in its southern facilities and the Top 10 List of Supercomputers. Read More

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