Outside-air inlets of the Facebook data center in Forest City, North Carolina Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
Outside-air inlets of the Facebook data center in Forest City, North Carolina

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: June 8 2018

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

Facebook’s New Data Center Cooling Design Means It Can Build in More Places - Water-efficient system developed to enable outside-air cooling in polluted, humid areas

Microsoft Has Sunk Another Data Center: Here’s What You Need to Know - DCK explains the latest milestone in Project Natick, Microsoft’s crazy effort to test underwater data centers.

Microsoft/Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures

Spencer Fowers, senior member of technical staff for Microsoft’s special projects research group, prepares Project Natick’s Northern Isles data center for deployment off the coast of the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The data center is secured to a ballast-filled triangular base that rests on the seafloor.

VMware’s Ex-Cloud Chief Bill Fathers Named Cologix CEO - He may have led a public cloud business, but he’s deeply familiar with the colocation world.

Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager of VMware’s Cloud Services business unit, speaking at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. (Photo: VMware)

How Did GitLab Scale Up for the Slashdot Effect? Point and Click - Microsoft's acquisition of its competitor GitHub pushed more than 100,000 repositories to migrate to GitLab within 24 hours. Here's how GitLab's infrastructure team coped.

GitLab

A GitLab's eye view of its CI autoprocessing software already running on GCP.

How Intel’s New Optane Persistent Memory Will Change Your Data Center - New breed of memory modules require fundamental rethinking of storage and application architecture.

Intel

Intel Optane persistent memory

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