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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of August 27th

Here are some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge this week

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Los Angeles Explosion Affects Data Center Cooling Systems, Connectivity - The biggest impact of the explosion felt by data center customers seems to have been interruption of connectivity on Level 3’s network.

Switch Joins Obama’s Business Climate Pledge, Plans 100MW Solar Project in Nevada - Switch’s pledge is to power its data centers with 100 percent renewable energy by building renewable energy generation facilities in Nevada, according to a company statement.

Intel Leads $100M Round for OpenStack Cloud Heavyweight Mirantis - Mirantis announced it will apply $100 million in additional funding from investors toward making the open source framework much simpler to deploy and manage.

How Edge Data Center Providers are Changing the Internet’s Geography - As people watch more and more of their video online versus cable TV or satellite services, and as businesses consume more and more cloud services versus buying hardware boxes and software licenses, the physical nature of internet infrastructure is changing.

Telco That Brings Netflix Video to Rural Midwest Expanding Underground Data Center - It used to be that satellites were the only way for content companies to deliver their content to rural users. Satellite services are expensive, however, and by peering with the likes of Bluebird, those firms can reduce their expenses.

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