For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Facebook Launches Iowa Data Center With Entirely New Network Architecture - The Altoona facility is the first in Facebook’s fleet to feature a building-wide network fabric – an entirely new way to do intra-data center networking the company’s infrastructure engineers have devised.
IDC: Amount of World’s Data Centers to Start Declining in 2017 - The number of data centers being built around the world will continue growing until it peaks at 8.6 million in 2017, at which point it will begin to decline.
Survey: Nearly All Will Use DevOps Tools and Practices by 2016 - DevOps adoption is expected to reach 93 percent by the end of 2015, according to a new survey commissioned by Rackspace.
Rackspace to Manage Customers’ Microsoft Private Clouds - As it reported solid third-quarter earnings and revenue growth Monday, Rackspace announced another step in moving further away from being viewed as a “commodity cloud” provider. The company said it will now help customers deploy and manage Microsoft private clouds inside its data centers.
IBM Woos Startups With $120,000 of Cloud Credit - IBM has rolled out a program aimed at wooing startups with up to $120,000 worth of credit for its cloud services, mentorship, business connections, and go-to-market assistance.