For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Data Center Colocation in 2016: What to Expect - Edge data center users and companies with Internet of Things applications may breathe new life into secondary data center colocation markets in 2016. However, when it comes to large-footprint deployments, it appears 2016 will unfold in a similar manner to last year.
Equinix, AT&T, Verizon Join Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Project - As their networks become increasingly virtualized, telecommunications company offices will function and look more like data centers, and the companies are looking for the most effective and low-cost modern ways to build this new infrastructure.
Report: Digital Realty Mulling Interxion Acquisition - Following the $1.9 billion acquisition of US retail colocation heavyweight Telx with a big acquisition in the market across the Atlantic would give Digital a much stronger international retail colo story.
Startup Envisions Data Centers for Cities of the Future - Imagine exhaust heat from server racks helping keep water warm in an all-season community swimming pool; or a four-story data center where one side of the building is a bouldering wall; or a community playground with rows of IT racks under a skateboarding ramp.
Data Center Stock: M&A Silver Lining in Internap's Plunge - Internap operates in a fast-growing sector with remarkable cloud-driven tailwinds. Most Wall Street analysts are bullish about the prospects for the data center industry overall.