For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Top US Data Center Markets Absorbed 100 MW in First Half of 2015 - Wholesale data center providers have closed deals on just south of 100 MW of data center capacity in top US markets during the first half of the year, tightening supply and, in some places, pushing up rental rates, according to the latest market report by the commercial real estate firm CBRE.
Equinix Cloud Chief Sharp Leaves to Join Digital Realty as CTO - For the past two years, Sharp ran the cloud strategy of Digital’s biggest rival Equinix. Jim Smith, who has been the data center provider’s CTO since its founding more than a decade ago, is leaving the company
Rackspace to Provide Managed AWS Services Before Year’s End - The pitch, put simplistically, is while you can easily buy cloud services from the giants online, it takes a lot of expertise to set up a proper cloud infrastructure for an enterprise, and Rackspace has the expertise to do just that.
Congress to Mull Government Data Center Efficiency - Again - Legislation currently on the docket for both the Senate and the House of Representatives seeks to write federal data center energy efficiency improvements into law.
Equinix Kicks Off Singapore Data Center Expansion - Recently valued at about $1 billion, the Singapore data center market is a hub for serving customers in Southeast Asia, China, and the rest of the Asia Pacific.