Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: January 2021

Drama in the enterprise Linux world, the massive software supply chain security problem, shifts in the global colocation market, and a lot more.

Data Center Knowledge

January 29, 2021

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Inside Google's data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Inside Google's data center in Council Bluffs, IowaGoogle

Two CentOS Replacements En Route After Red Hat's Unpopular Move to Drop Support - Red Hat didn't make any friends when it decided to stop supporting the popular free replacement for RHEL, but new alternatives are already in the works.

AWS Data Center Staff on High Alert After Company Pulled Plug on Parler - “We all need to [be] vigilant during this time to keep one another and our facilities safe.”

2021: These are the World’s Largest Data Center Colocation Providers - These 15 companies together account for half of the $54 billion global colocation market.

The Hottest Colocation Markets are No Longer in the US and Western Europe - Data center builders’ attention turns to new markets, where demand is going through the roof.

Data Center Giant Digital Realty Moving HQ from California to Texas - The company is leaving its original home base in San Francisco for Austin, following similar moves by other tech giants.

VMware Is Said to Have a Weak Case Against Nutanix’s New CEO - The company faces a steep hill in proving its former COO actively harmed its business when negotiating with the competitor.

Dell Gets ‘Assertive’ About How Off-Prem Private Cloud Is Designed - Deepak Patil, head of Dell’s cloud business, on the giant’s strategy for delivering ‘everything-as-a-service’

What are Supply Chain Attacks, and How to Guard Against Them - The three basic categories of supply chain attacks, why they’re especially devastating, and what can be done to guard against them.

NVMe-over-TCP Pioneer Lightbits Supercharges Data Center SSD Storage - The startup, led by successful enterprise tech executives, is going after the multi-billion-dollar direct attached storage market.

Microsoft, ByteDance, Facebook Leased More US Data Center Space Than Anyone in 2020 - Companies leased three times more multi-tenant data center capacity last year than in 2019.

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