For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Google Data Center Expansion in Atlanta Metro to Cost $300M - This was the second Google data center construction project announced this week, following an earlier announcement of a data center expansion in Singapore.
Telecity Deal Secures Equinix's European Data Center Market Lead - Had it allowed the Interxion-TelecityGroup merger to go through, Equinix could end up forever relegated to a number-two position in the European data center market, which wasn’t a future the company’s leadership wanted.
Intel Bets on Server FPGAs With $16.7B Altera Acquisition - Intel’s largest customers have both the resources and the technical know-how to develop their own server CPUs. This is a way for Intel to continue to address needs of their biggest customers.
Report: $30B Worth of Idle Servers Sit in Data Centers - Citing a general lack of management oversight in the data center, researcher says roughly 30 percent of the servers deployed worldwide have not delivered information or computing services in the last six months.
Amazon Data Center Deal in Ohio Includes 1,000 Jobs - Ohio will act as more than just an Amazon data center hub for servers, but also a hub for its people. The 1,000 figure includes jobs at the company’s fulfillment centers.