Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: June 2016

Here are the 10 most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in June

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Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: June 2016
The cloud pavilion of Amazon Web Services at the 2016 CeBIT tech fair in Hanover, Germany (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Here are the 10 most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in June:

Top Cloud Providers Made $11B on IaaS in 2015, but It’s Only the Beginning - Bullish cloud market growth forecasts are good news for the largest wholesale data center service providers, who have been unable to build data center space in key markets quickly enough to keep up with demand for capacity from the top cloud providers.

Dell Designs Custom Liquid Cooling System for eBay Data Centers - A special unit within Dell that makes custom tech for operators of the world’s largest data centers, has designed a water-based system for cooling custom server chips it developed together with Intel Corp. and eBay itself.

Why HPE Chose to Ship Docker in All Its Servers - We live and work in a very different world of data centers, where what we call our “hardware” is actually more of a liquid commodity, and it’s the software that firmly bonds it all together.

Cold Storage in the Cloud: Comparing AWS, Google, Microsoft - Cold storage delivered as a cloud service is changing the way organizations store and deliver vast amounts of information. The big question is whether cold storage can provide for better backup economics.


Inside AlteredScale's Chicago data center, acquired by TierPoint in 2015 (Photo: AlteredScale)

How TierPoint Quietly Built a Data Center Empire in Secondary Markets - While the current cloud data center leasing frenzy involving the six publicly traded data center REITs in the biggest markets tends to command the headlines, it’s easy to lose sight of other major trends in the data center industry. One of them is the amount of activity in secondary data center markets.


Rendering of Yahoo's Lockport, New York, data center campus, built using the Yahoo Computing Coop design (Image: Yahoo)

Yahoo Wants to Sell Its ‘Chicken Coop’ Data Center Designs - The innovations are part of the trove of thousands of patents and applications the troubled internet giant is hoping to sell.


Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Here’s How Much Energy All US Data Centers Consume - It’s no secret that data centers, the massive but bland, unremarkable-looking buildings housing the powerful engines that pump blood through the arteries of global economy, consume a huge amount of energy. But while our reliance on this infrastructure and its ability to scale capacity grows at a maddening pace, it turns out that on the whole, the data center industry’s ability to improve energy efficiency as it scales is extraordinary.


Network cables run along a ceiling in a server room in New York City. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Global Telia Outage Disrupts Popular Internet Services - Telia is one of the biggest global backbone operators. Its mesh of interconnected metro networks and PoPs is hosted in many data centers around the world, operated by a variety of data center providers, including Equinix, Digital Realty Trust and its subsidiary Telx, CyrusOne, Interxion.

Linux Foundation Backs HPE’s Open Source Switch OS - The foundation provides infrastructure and management resources for open source projects it accepts, as well as the exposure to open source developers that may be more inclined to contribute because of the organization’s pedigree.


Left to right: Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn; Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft; Reid Hoffman, chairman and co-founder, LinkedIn (Photo: Microsoft)

After Microsoft Deal, What Happens to LinkedIn's Data Centers? - While Microsoft has pledged to let LinkedIn “retain its distinct brand, culture, and independence,” after its $26.2 billion acquisition of the biggest social network for professionals is closed, it is likely that its new parent will eventually want LinkedIn to adopt its data center strategy to match its own.

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