The 10 Biggest Data Center Stories of October

Here are the 10 most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in October 2015

Data Center Knowledge

November 4, 2015

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The 10 Biggest Data Center Stories of October
The European Commission building is pictured on October 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Here are the 10 most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in October 2015:

Safe Harbor Ruling Leaves Data Center Operators in Ambiguity - Europe’s annulment of the framework that made it easy for companies to transfer data between data centers in Europe and the US while staying within the limits of European privacy laws has caused a lot of uncertainty for businesses that operate data centers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Which Data Center Skills are in Demand Today - As their approach to infrastructure changes, organizations are looking to invest in good people to support new initiatives.

Equinix Doubles Down in One of Internet’s Most Important Locations - Equinix broke ground on a brand new Ashburn, Virginia, campus that has the potential to grow to 1 million square feet of gross building space – a data center build-out that would cost $1 billion by the company’s estimate.


Inside an Equinix data center. (Photo: Equinix)

Telx Acquisition Closed, Here’s Digital Realty’s Plan - Interconnecting Telx meet-me rooms with its big wholesale facilities over private network links is Digital’s new value proposition.


Digital Realty data center in Chessington, U.K. (Photo: Digital Realty)

Growth Continues in Secondary North American Data Center Markets - While top data center markets like New York, Silicon Valley, and Dallas get most of the attention, a lot of growth is taking place in markets considered secondary. Markets like Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, and, more recently, Reno, Nevada, are seeing a lot of multi-tenant data center construction and take-up.

Windstream to Sell Data Center Business for $575M - Windstream has more than 20 data centers, most of them on the East Coast, with some in the Midwest, South, and on the West Coast.

Who is Winning in the DCIM Software Market? - While the very top players are the same, competition for their market share is heating up, as new vendors enter the market, and as previously existing ones step up their game.

The Billions in Data Center Spending behind Cloud Revenue Growth - Every quarter, cloud giants Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, and Google collectively spend billions of dollars on servers and other hardware for their cloud services and data centers around the world to house all that gear, and the quarter that ended September 30 was no different.


A technician at work in a data hall at Facebook's Altoona, Iowa, data center. (Photo: Facebook/2014 Jacob Sharp Photography)

Facebook to Build Third $200M North Carolina Data Center - The company has been on a data center construction tear this year, which indicates that its user base continues to grow quickly.

HP Launches Open Source OS for Data Center Networking - The move to open networking is about giving users more control of the configuration of their networks, as well enabling Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization capabilities.

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