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Urs Holzle, senior VP for technical infrastructure at Google, speaks at Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco

Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: November 2017

Here are the most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this November.

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

Google and Cisco Signed the Papers, and Now Starts the Heavy Lifting - What to look out for when the latest marriage in the land of hybrid cloud starts bearing fruit.

OVH to Disassemble Container Data Centers after Epic Outage in Europe - “This is probably the worst-case scenario that could have happened to us.”


OVH's SBG1 container data center in Strasbourg, France

Why HPE No Longer Wants to Sell Cheap Servers to Cloud Giants - Company decides commodity gear is not a business it wants to be in, doubles down on higher-margin products

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

Microsoft's custom cloud servers, open sourced through the Open Compute Project, as seen at the OCP Summit 2017

Microsoft Runs a Simulation of the Entire Azure Network to Prevent Outages - Because at hyper-scale, replicating your network just for testing is simply not an option


Data Center Failover System Error Knocks Two Google Cloud Services Offline - Memcache, an App Engine service, went down for two hours, causing downtime and latency for two other services


Inside Google's data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Half a Million Square Feet of Amazon Data Center Space Under Construction in Virginia - Developer COPT hopes to build 2 million square feet more in the region, also for AWS

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AWS cloud pavilion at the 2016 CeBIT digital technology trade fair in Hanover

Google Says It's Cut Cloud SDN Andromeda's Latency by 40 Percent - Andromeda 2.1 release also improves VM-to-VM throughput by 47 percent


Network room at a Google data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Why AMD Thinks Its New Data Center Play Will Be Good for Intel - Critical Thinking: The chipmaker has a tiny share of the data center market but has ambitious plans for growth that also includes working with data center infrastructure management suppliers.


Forrest Norrod, senior VP and general manager enterprise, embedded, and semi-custom business group, AMD

If Software is Eating the Data Center, Power is Its Next Meal - Critical Thinking: The ability to virtualize distribution, storage, and use of power in the data center may finally be gaining traction, but there are still hurdles to overcome.

VMware's Acquisition of SD-WAN Startup VeloCloud Another Stab at Cisco - Plans include integrating SD-WAN tech for network edges with NSX

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