Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: December 18, 2020

SolarWinds attack jolts enterprise IT, Microsoft and Google break new ground in 24/7 renewable energy for data centers, and Amsterdam mulls limits on data center construction.

Data Center Knowledge

December 18, 2020

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Google's data center in St. Ghislain, Belgium
Google's data center in St. Ghislain, BelgiumGoogle

What Data Center IT Security Pros Must Know About the SolarWinds Vulnerability - The unprecedented attack, whose full scope is yet to be determined, gave those behind it access to some of the most sensitive enterprise systems.

The Tech Behind Microsoft’s Sustainable Data Center Plan in Sweden - The company has co-developed a demand-supply matching platform with its energy supplier in Sweden.

Google Thinks Data Centers, Armed with Batteries, Should ‘Anchor’ a Carbon-Free Grid - A large-scale battery plant at its Belgium data center will provide backup power and help balance the grid.

Amsterdam Officials Challenged as They Mull Limits On Data Centers - As the City Council prepares to vote on new restrictions on data centers, the industry is questioning the energy consumption estimates the restrictions are based on.

Raspberry Pi Hosting Firm miniNodes Grows Up Enough to Get a Proper Data Center - The pioneer of selling tiny bare-metal computers as a service expects more growth, fueled by the rise of Arm servers.

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