Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: June 2015

Here are some of the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in May

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Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: June 2015
People stand in the lobby of Google’s Washington, DC, headquarters in January 2015. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Here are some of the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in June.

Report: $30B Worth of Idle Servers Sit in Data Centers - There are 10 million physical servers deployed inside data centers around the world that are currently not actually being used.

Custom Google Data Center Network Pushes 1 Petabit Per Second - The company started building its own network hardware and software about 10 years ago because products that were on the market would not support the scale and speed it needed.

Google to Turn Alabama Power Plant Into Data Center - The approach is highly unusual, but a lot of power-plant equipment can be reused for a data center project, according to Google.


The Widows Creek coal power plant in Jackson County, Alabama. Google plans to build a data center on the site of the power plant, which is scheduled for shutdown. (Photo: Google)

Google to Spend $300M on Second Atlanta Metro Data Center - It will be adjacent to the existing 500,000 square foot Google data center in Lithia Springs.

Why Telx Acquisition Could Be a Good Move for Digital Realty - Such a transaction would substantially increase Digital’s retail colocation and interconnection services play in all major US markets and add to the list of cloud services available to customers through Digital.


The raised-floor area at the Telx data center in Clifton, NJ.

Second Google Data Center Coming to Singapore - The facility will round out the company’s data center investment in the country to about $500 million.

Amazon Data Center Deal in Ohio Includes 1,000 Jobs - The jobs will average about $80,000 yearly.

UK Government Taps IBM OpenPower, Watson for $475M Big Data Initiative - IBM put together a package valued at $300 million consisting of OpenPower and Watson technology and onsite expertise consisting of at least 24 IBM researchers.

First Two Microsoft Data Centers Coming to Canada in 2016 - Microsoft cloud services used by about 80,000 Canadian businesses today are served out of Microsoft data centers outside of the country.

Emerson to Spin Off Data Center Infrastructure Business - As a separate entity, Network Power, which also sells telecommunications infrastructure equipment, will have more flexibility and ability to bring products to market faster to better respond to changing market dynamics and customer needs, the company explained.


Emerson Network Power staff in electrical room at the company's data center in St. Louis (Photo: Emerson)

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