Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd speaking at Oracle Open World in September 2013 in San Francisco. Hurd was then the company's president Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd speaking at Oracle Open World in September 2013 in San Francisco. Hurd was then the company's president

Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of July 28

For your weekend reading, here are the most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:

Oracle Wants Its Cloud to Grow Inside Your Data Centers – Taking a different approach to hybrid cloud than some of its biggest competitors, Oracle has substantially beefed up the capabilities of its on-premises cloud product called Oracle Cloud at Customer. It gives companies the ability to use its cloud services but have them run inside their own data centers.

Switch Offers to Build Custom-Size Data Centers Anywhere Clients Choose – The Las Vegas-based data center provider that has traditionally been focused on building large, multi-tenant data center campuses, is now also offering to build single-user data centers of custom size, wherever customers need them, using the same patented design elements used to build its massive campuses.

GoDaddy Drops Curtain on Its Cloud Business… Again – GoDaddy is shuttering Cloud Servers, its public cloud service. I know what you’re thinking. “GoDaddy is in the public cloud business?” Therein might lie the problem.

AT&T to Build Edge Data Center Network for Self-Driving Cars, VR/AR – AT&T wants to utilize the sprawling infrastructure assets it has accumulated as it built out its wireless network — consisting of central offices, cell towers, and other types of cell sites – to house its future edge data center network as it prepares for the roll-out of 5G wireless technology, expected to enable the type of lightning-fast wireless data transfer that’s necessary for those next-generation applications to work.

Digital Realty: How to Survive a Market Meltdown and Come Out on Top – To Bill Stein, CEO of Digital Realty Trust, one of the world’s two largest data center providers, few things are better for a company in Digital’s line of business than a market crisis the company is well prepared for. Stein joined us on the latest episode of The Data Center Podcast.

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