For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Digital Realty Taking its Medicine - As painful as it may have been for the company’s management to admit to investors, not all buildings in the portfolio are gold mines exactly, and time has come to trim the fat.
CenturyLink Moves into Switch SUPERNAP in Vegas - CenturyLink announced it has signed a data center services deal with Switch Tuesday. CenturyLink will sell space in one of Switch’s Las Vegas facilities, while Switch customers will have access to the Monroe, Louisiana-based telco’s extensive data center services portfolio.
The Myth of the Data Center's High-Density Future - Regardless of predictions by vendors that data center densities would go up, it has hasn’t been the case so far. This misconception has led to a lot of data center design missteps, Kevin Brown, vice president of data center strategy for Schneider Electric, said.
Planned 12-Story Seattle Data Center To Recycle Waste Heat - Clise is planning to recycle data center heat by piping hot air into heating systems of nearby office buildings, similar to the way Amazon is planning to use heat generated by data centers in the nearby Westin Building.
As Apps Move to the Cloud DDoS Attacks Take New Shape - Over the past few months, there have been more DDoS attacks against more IT infrastructures all over the world. These attacks have evolved from simple volumetric attacks to something much more sophisticated. Now, attackers are using application-layer and HTTP attacks against certain targets within an organization.