Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: November 2020

Equinix explains why it's not competing with cloud providers; AWS plans another Virginia expansion; FedEx eyes edge computing; and more.

Data Center Knowledge

December 3, 2020

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The automated sorting facility for FedEx envelopes at the FedEx Express Memphis World Hub.
The automated sorting facility for FedEx envelopes at the FedEx Express Memphis World Hub.Orjan F. Ellingvag/Corbis via Getty Images

Why Equinix Doesn't Think Its Bare Metal Service Competes With Its Cloud-Provider Customers - Packet co-founder Zach Smith says the new offering doesn't compete for the "value proposition of a public cloud."

Another Huge Northern Virginia AWS Data Center Campus Greenlighted - Loudoun County supervisors vote to approve 1.75M-square foot data center project near the Dulles airport.

SiFive Pushes Open Source RISC-V Chip Architecture Closer to Prime Time - The open source RISC-V silicon specification flexes it's muscle with a new developers' board its maker, SiFive, is calling a PC.

Dell, Switch to Build Edge Computing Infrastructure at FedEx Logistics Sites - FedEx’s many logistics locations to provide real estate for the future edge platform.

What Data Center Colocation Is Today, and Why It’s Changed - Data center colocation has become about much more than connectivity, space, and power. Here’s what’s changed.

Data Center Growth Helps Slow Iron Mountain’s Pandemic-Driven Decline - With document services revenue shrinking, the company looks to data centers, physical storage as sources of growth.

How Western Express Recovered After a Tornado Wiped Out Its Data Center - When a tornado hit Nashville in March, it wiped out the transportation company's headquarters, including the data center hosting systems crucial for its operations.

Weak Hyperscale Leasing Hinders Turnaround for CyrusOne’s New CEO - The company’s new management will evaluate all key business aspects to “close the valuation gap” between itself and competitors.

Data Centers and Edge Computing in 2021 and Beyond - Who drives the expansion of edge computing capacity, where this infrastructure gets deployed, and why.

What's Driving Hyperscalers and Data Center Providers into Secondary Markets? - The latest big projects around the world are in territories that have typically ranked lower on the market size charts. The reasons why may not be as obvious as they first appear.

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