For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Microsoft Ramps up Cloud Data Center Spend - Microsoft saw one of the biggest spikes in data center spend in company history in the last quarter.
Dean Nelson Enlisting “Infrastructure Masons” to Advance Data Center Industry - Like water, electricity, or transportation, people take connectivity for granted, and eBay’s former data center chief wants people that enable connectivity to get more recognition.
Data Tower: a Data Center for Saruman - While Microsoft’s infrastructure researchers investigate how deep they can sink a data center pod in the ocean, two Italian architects propose trying to push the limits in the opposite direction.
Build or Lease? Creating the Best Data Center Strategy - The volume of data generated today is growing at an astonishing rate, and demand for data center space has reached an all-time high, consistently outpacing supply in the top markets. Many organizations are struggling to develop effective data center strategies, frequently facing the familiar question: build or lease?
Texas Data Center Boom Filling up Public Coffers - While data centers create relatively few jobs – nowhere near the amount of jobs factories bring – the amount of property and sales taxes governments collect from expensive equipment purchases their users make is well worth the tax breaks they are offered to lure them in.