For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Ten Huge Multi-Tenant Data Centers that Came Online in 2014 - Here are some of the biggest multi-tenant data center construction projects that were completed this year.
No More TL;DR for IBM Cloud Contracts - IBM has tossed out its longer, complex contracts for cloud services in favor of two-page agreements. The company is trying to streamline the process and said the new cloud contracts are shorter and less involved than competitors’.
Equinix to Start 2015 as Data Center REIT - Colocation services giant Equinix will start 2015 as a real estate investment trust. The company’s board of directors unanimously approved the conversion earlier this month, and the company expects to get approval by the end of 2014 or early 2015. It will start operating as a REIT on January 1, 2015.
Big Switch Ramps up Sales Efforts as Enterprise SDN Adoption Grows - As more enterprises get comfortable with adopting the hyper-scale data center operators’ approach to IT, startups like the software defined network vendor Big Switch are in accelerated growth mode.
Ground Broken on State Farm’s Huge Dallas Data Center Build - Construction crews recently broke ground at the site of a massive future State Farm Insurance data center in Richardson, a Dallas suburb.