Here are the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in April:
Microsoft Moves Away from Data Center Containers - Google has taken the container route for building out data center capacity in the past but eventually decided against it. Now, Microsoft has also found that containers just aren’t the best way for it to scale.
Google to Build and Lease Data Centers in Big Cloud Expansion - While Google famously likes to keep as much of its data center design and operations in-house as possible, it would be difficult to scale globally at a pace that’s quick enough to keep up with competition.
Intel: World Will Switch to “Scale” Data Centers by 2025 - This shift will affect virtually every industry and it is a big opportunity for Intel, which is looking at the data center market as its best bet going forward, faced with slowly but steadily dwindling revenue from PC parts and a weak position in the mobile chip market.
What Cisco’s New Hyperconverged Infrastructure Is and Isn’t Good At - The HyperFlex architecture integrates directly into existing Cisco management environments to allow for complete data center scale, but not without limitations.
Emerson Files Papers to Shed Network Power Business - Gets closer to spinning off business unit that has suffered from years of slumping sales.
Data Center Chief Dean Nelson Leaves eBay - On his watch, the company deployed in production some of the more unusual critical infrastructure ideas, such as containerized, or modular data centers, ultra-high-density power and cooling infrastructure, and fuel cells.
Coca-Cola Selling Atlanta Data Center as it Shifts Apps to Cloud - Coca-Cola is one of the big corporations shrinking the amount of data center capacity they operate on their own by moving more and more applications to cloud service providers.
Latest OpenStack Release Advances ‘Intent-Based’ Configuration - The ability to drive server utilization and keep data center footprints small depends, in very large part, upon whether cloud infrastructure systems — today, mainly OpenStack — make optimum use of storage, compute, memory, and bandwidth resources throughout the data center, once they’ve all been pooled together.
BMW, Toyota Select Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to Make Cars Smarter - While AWS touts General Motors as one of its case study darlings, Microsoft Azure has nabbed BMW and Toyota this week as the car manufacturers leverage Microsoft Azure in different capacities, setting the groundwork for future initiatives in connected cars.
New Equinix Data Hub Broadens Enterprise Colo Options - According to one Equinix executive, Data Hub will bring large data stores out of the trap of legacy data warehouses and closer to the edges of those connections between owned resources and the cloud.