Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: April 2017

Here are the 10 most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge in April

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Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: April 2017
Google’s Jupiter networking switches on display at Google Cloud Next 2017 in San Francisco (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

Here are the 10 most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge in April:

Google Reveals Espresso, Its Edge Data Center SDN - Espresso is a Software-Defined Networking stack that speeds up Google’s services for its end users as the company’s network hands traffic off to third-party internet service providers who take it the last mile.

How Amazon Prevents Data Center Outages Like Delta’s $150M Meltdown - One piece of technology Amazon built in-house is meant to circumvent what one of the company’s top infrastructure engineers described as misplaced priorities in the way electrical switchgear vendors design their products.

VMware Sells Off Cloud Services Business to OVH - The data center software giant (now a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, following its merger with EMC) changed its cloud strategy last year, acknowledging that it was better off focusing on technology and leaving the costly business of infrastructure operations to those who do it best.


The OVH data center in Gravelines, France (Photo: OVH)

Top AWS Engineer Calls Hurd’s Cloud Data Center Bluff - Is Oracle prepared to spend big on cloud infrastructure to really compete? Hurd appears to be reluctant to make that commitment, at least in public.


Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd speaking at Oracle Open World in September 2013 in San Francisco. Hurd was then the company's president. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The New York Times to Replace Data Centers with Google Cloud, AWS - As it continues to modernize its infrastructure, the publisher is planning to shut down three of the four data centers hosting its content and internal applications in the near future, migrating most of the workloads to Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.


The New York Times building in Manhattan (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

How The New York Times Handled Unprecedented Election-Night Traffic Spike - When he woke up the morning of October 21, 2016, Nick Rockwell did the same thing he had done first thing every morning since The New York Times hired him as CTO: he opened The Times’ app on his phone. Nothing loaded...

Equinix Exec: We Spent $17B on Data Centers, but Cloud Giants Spend Much More - Equinix, one of the world’s two largest data center providers, has spent $17 billion over its 18 years in business to expand its global data center empire, including construction and acquisitions, but cloud giants like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon each easily beat that number in two years’ time.

This Hacker Can Talk His Way inside a Data Center - While finding a technological exploit to break into a system is just a matter of time for sophisticated hackers, people are still the weakest link in any cybersecurity scheme today.


Legendary hacker Kevin Mitnick on stage at Data Center World 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Photo: Kyle Espeta for Data Center World)

IT Certifications: How Valuable Are They? - There seems to be two schools of thought on the value of IT certifications.

Apple’s Leased Data Center Use Skyrocketed Over Last Four Years - The rate of growth illustrates just how much hyper-scale cloud platforms still rely on leased data centers, despite also spending enormous sums on building out their own server farms around the world every year.

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