Top 5 Data Center Stories Week of Jan. 26

The Week in Review: Google's first $1 billion quarter for data center investment, a closer look at silicon photonics, Rackspace plans major UK expansion, Hyve brings Facebook;s servers to your racks.

Rich Miller

January 26, 2013

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Google spent $1 billion in the fourth quarter investing in data center equipment, like this huge tape backup archive. (Photo: Connie Zhou for Google)

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Enjoy!

Google Pours $1 Billion Into Data Centers in 3 Months - Google poured $1 billion into its data center operations in the fourth quarter of 2012, marking its highest quarterly investment ever in Internet infrastructure. The only time the company has spent more on capital expenditures was the fourth quarter of 2010, when it spent $2 billion purchase 111 8th Avenue, primarily for its office space.

Silicon Photonics: The Data Center at Light Speed - Intel has developed a prototype of a "photonic rack" with high-speed connections that allow new approaches to server design that separate components like CPUs and storage, allowing them to be upgraded independently. Here's a video overview.

Hyve Brings Facebook’s Servers to Your Racks - Hyve Solutions is developing products based on Open Compute designs, so that other companies can begin to take advantage of some of the latest innovations in open hardware. At the recent Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, the Hyve team gave DCK a look at its latest hardware.

Rackspace Plans Major Cloud Expansion in UK - Rackspace Hosting plans a major expansion of its cloud computing infrastructure in the United Kingdom, and has hired Digital Realty Trust to build a new data center. Rackspace has been experiencing strong growth in its cloud business, as its total server count has grown by more than 10,000 over the past year while revenue has improved 27 percent.

Flash Memory at Scale: Fusion-io Goes Large - With growing demand for Flash memory from hyperscale and cloud companies, Fusion-io last week unveiled ioScale. Fusion-io's Gary Orenstein describes the Fusion ioScale product in this video with Data Center Knowledge editor Rich Miller at the Open Compute Summit.

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