For your weekend reading, here's a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
University of Montana Deploys Modular Data Center by CommScope - Afters of being in dire need of a data center upgrade, University of Montana has completed a $2.6 million modular data center, courtesy of CommScope. The prefabricated modular data center sits in a parking lot, with a slanted metal roof overhead.
MapR to Offer Free Hadoop Training to Close Big Data Skills Gap - MapR will provide a free Apache Hadoop training program it developed to help address what it says is a gap in Hadoop skills in the workforce. The company, one of the leading Hadoop distribution providers, developed an on-demand curriculum and increased hiring and build-out of its education services team.
With Colocation Security, Never Assume Anything - We recently sat down with Jason Cook, CTO of BT Americas, to learn a little bit about the company’s data center strategy and some of the areas of technology it is currently interested in.
Microsoft Data Center Spend Increases as Cloud Business Grows - As Microsoft continues to push growth of its cloud services business, company executives expect to continue increasing investment in Microsoft data centers to support those services.
Facebook Outage Affects Sites That Used Social Network's Log-In System - Examples of online services that suffered from the Facebook outage included hook-up site Tinder, Facebook's own Instagram, and AOL’s Instant Messenger AIM.