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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Aug. 24

The Week in Review: QTS confirms IPO and major expansion plans, Twitter weathers quirky anime Tweetstorm, Fog Computing extends the cloud to the edge, CyrusOne keeps growing in Houston, Colovore enters Silicon Valley market.


Rows of cabinets fill the huge QTS (Quality Technology Services) data center in Suwanee, Georgia. An SEC filing confirms that the company is planning an IPO. (Photo: QTS)

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

QTS Confirms Plans for IPO, Major Expansion - QTS (Quality Technology Services) has confirmed plans for a $300 million initial public offering (IPO) that will help fund an expansion of the company’s footprint, focused on its massive data centers in Dallas, Richmond and Atlanta. The company plans to convert to a real estate investment trust (REIT) and operate as QTS Realty Trust Inc.

Twitter's New Infrastructure Weathers Massive TweetStorm - In an unusual test of Twitter’s infrastructure, Japanese anime fans set an all-time record for Tweets per second earlier this month during the showing of a 27-year-old movie on television. The entire event lasted less than ten seconds, but showcased Twitter’s new and improved back-end, which has improved performance while vastly reducing the number of servers needed to run the microblogging service.

Welcome to Fog Computing: Extending the Cloud to the Edge - It’s been far too long since we’ve had another hot tech buzz term. But new conversations are beginning to emerge around Fog Computing. Closely resembling the concepts of cloud computing, the Fog aims to take services, workloads, applications and large amounts of data and deliver it all to the edge of the network. The goal is to provide core data, compute, storage, and application services on a truly distributed level.

CyrusOne Keeps Growing on its Houston Campus - CyrusOne has another major expansion underway at its Houston campus. A third data center is being built on the 45-acre parcel land located along Beltway 8 in Houston’s energy corridor. Upon completion, the Houston campus will have total power capacity approaching 100 megawatts and more than 1 million square feet of data center and 200,000 square feet of Class A office space.

Colovore Enters Silicon Valley Market - There’s a new player on the Silicon Valley data center scene. Colocation startup Colovore is preparing to commence construction at 1101 Space Park, a 24,000 square foot property owned by veteran developers Pelio & Associates. The building is in the heart of the Valley’s “Data Center District” in Santa Clara, just across the street from the area’s primary connectivity hub and an electrical substation.

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