Here are some of the notable items we came across in this week's surfing of the data center blogs:
Telecom and Infrastructure M&A Predictions for 2014 - Over at Telecom Ramblings, Rob Powell offers some M&A predictions, including the possibility that NTT could buy Limelight Networks: "After buying RagingWire and Virtela, the one piece missing from NTT’s US enterprise cloud presence could be the fully scaled CDN and optimization capabilities that Limelight brings to the table. With EdgeCast in Verizon’s hands, I think that NTT will follow up with its own move."
Got New Year Resolutions? Get ‘Appy’ To Keep Yourself On Track - At the SunGard blog, Seema Sheth-Voss looks at New Year's resolutions and the power of apps: "What is it about Runkeeper or Fitbit that spurs such a profound change in behavior, and can the similar attributes of these apps apply to work – specifically, to my world of enterprise software, business continuity, and risk management? Yes, I think they can."
Bigfoot’s Footprint Gets Bigger - Equinix had a series of year-end blog posts, including one reviewing its expansion: "In 2013, Bigfoot’s footprint got bigger as Equinix extended its global reach by opening eight new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. Highlights include IBX debuts in two countries, continued expansion into the Asia-Pacific region and a totally new way to do data centers with Equinix in Rio."
SDN Adoption Challenges: My Wrap Up For 2013 - At the Cisco Data Center Blog, Stephen Speirs takes a closer look at SDN: "I thought it would be a good idea to wrap up the year with a summary of my 2013 journey into the SDN world, and in particular the adoption challenges I learned about along the way."