For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Why CenturyLink Doesn’t Want to Own Data Centers - CenturyLink’s colocation business, the business whose seeds were sown primarily four years ago with the $2.5 billion acquisition of Savvis, is not doing well. Colo revenue is not growing, and the telecommunications giant is looking for ways to avoid investing more capital in the segment.
Data Center Network Traffic Four Years from Now: 10 Key Figures - As more people get mobile devices and as people and businesses use more cloud services, cloud traffic will grow faster than data center traffic.
Top Data Center Providers Strike Submarine Cable Deals - There is a resurgence of submarine cable construction, and two of the world’s largest data center service providers, Equinix and Digital Realty Trust, are positioning to benefit from the new intercontinental cable systems that are being built.
Lenovo and Nutanix Partner on Converged Infrastructure Appliance - Making yet another big step in its foray into the data center market, Chinese IT giant Lenovo has partnered with Nutanix to bring to market a Lenovo-branded converged infrastructure appliance that will compete against comparable solutions by HP, Cisco, Oracle, EMC, and NetApp, among others.
Debunking Unfounded Cloud Security Fears - What’s often lost in the conversation about major security breaches is the fact that the vast majority of them happen within more traditional data center environments.