For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
New ‘Six Pack’ Switch Powers Facebook Data Center Fabric - In Facebook data centers, the meaning of the words “six pack” no longer has anything to do with beer or abs.
Why Cisco is Warming to Non-ACI Data Center SDN - Recent announcement indicates a realization on Cisco’s part that ACI is still a tough sell for many customers, and that interest in Nexus 9000 switches is there, while interest in going all-in with its proprietary SDN is trailing behind.
Apple to Get 130MW from Central California Solar Project - Apple, which has committed to fully powering its operations with renewable energy, has signed a 25-year agreement to buy the output of 130 megawatts of generation capacity of a future solar project in Monterey County, California.
Nasdaq to Relocate Trading Data Center in Sweden - The NASDAQ OMX Group will move its primary trading data center serving the Nordic and Baltic regions from Lunda to Upplands Väsby. Both towns are within 20 miles north of Stockholm.
TelecityGroup and Interxion Merge - U.K.-based TelecityGroup and Netherlands-based Interxion are merging in a $2.2 billion deal creating one big European data center provider.