For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Massive Google Data Center Coming to Netherlands - Google will invest $773 million in a data center project in Eemshaven, a seaport in Groningen, Netherlands. Construction is set to begin in 2016.
IBM Pitches New North Carolina DR Site, Business Continuity Center - IBM has officially unveiled its newest business continuity center in Research Triangle Park (Durham, North Carolina), which includes data center space and can act as a DR site (disaster recovery). Active since July, the facility already has its first customer, a mobile banking and payment company called Monitise.
Gartner Tackles Data Center Management With DCIM Magic Quadrant - Gartner has released its first Magic Quadrant (MQ) report on Data Center Infrastructure Management, laying out the market and positions for several DCIM providers across the four quadrants of leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players.
Enterprise Application Platform Apcera Gets Ericsson Investment - The platform, aimed at large enterprise IT shops, deploys, orchestrates and governs a diverse set of workloads, either on premises or in the cloud, assuring enterprise security and policies compliance from the start.
Digital Realty Trust Partners with Carpathia for Joint Hybrid Cloud Solutions - Digital Realty Trust has signed a partnership withCarpathia Hosting, a managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services provider and its long-time customer. The two will jointly market infrastructure solutions that will combine colocation space in Digital Realty’s data centers with the gamut of services Carpathia provides.