For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Salesforce Gets Into Cloud BI Business With Wave - After about two years of engineering in stealth mode, Salesforce rolled out Wave, its cloud-based big data analytics service. This will be the biggest announcement at the company’s three-day Dreamforce conference kicking off in San Francisco today.
Super-Sizing Solar Power for Data Centers - The QTS Princeton solar array symbolizes a new phase in the use of renewable energy in data centers.
How is a Mega Data Center Different from a Massive One? - What is a mega data center and how is it different from a massive or a large one? What is the difference between a small data center and a mini data center, and what does the expression “high density” really mean?
EMC Cloud Play Expands With Acquisition of Cloudscaling - EMC has acquired Cloudscaling, a company that sets up private OpenStack clouds on hardware of customers’ choice in their own data centers that integrate with the major public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine.
Shutterfly Deploys 1,000 Cabinets at Switch SUPERNAP - In one of the largest colocation deals ever, Shutterfly Inc. is deploying 1,000 cabinets at the SUPERNAP data centers in Las Vegas. The photo editing and sharing service has signed a seven-year contract for colocation and conenctivity services with Switch, which operates the huge – and growing – SUPERNAP campus.