For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Apple to Spend $2B on Two Massive European Data Centers - Apple will undertake its biggest European data center project to date, investing around $1.9 billion on two massive data centers in Ireland and Denmark. The new data centers will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Both data centers are expected to begin operations in 2017 and will employ hundreds.
OpenStack vs CloudStack: the Platforms and the Cloud APIs - Cloud services are fighting for market share and are developing the next generation of cloud management systems. Arguably the four biggest players in the market currently are OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus and OpenNebula.
Study: Emerging Data Center Markets Offset Decline in North America, Europe - Companies and government agencies in developed markets are building fewer data centers overall, but that decline is being offset by growth in emerging data center markets.
IBM Wants to Blur Lines Between Data Center and Cloud - IBM unleashed a slew of announcements around its cloud services Monday, all aimed at creating a seamless environment across on-premise enterprise data centers and cloud infrastructure.
NaviSite Launches Second Silicon Valley Data Center - Time Warner Cable-owned cloud and managed service provider NaviSite has brought online a new data center site within a Digital Realty facility in Santa Clara, California.