Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of May 6

Here are the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge this week

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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of May 6
People stand in the lobby of Google’s Washington, DC, headquarters in January 2015. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Why Google Wants to Rethink Data Center Storage - Google is proposing a fundamental change to the way engineers think about and design data center storage systems, a rethink that reaches all the way down to the way optical disks are designed.

Michael Dell Unveils New Name for Combined Dell and EMC - Dell Technologies will be the official name of the new company expected to be formed after the pending merger of Dell and EMC Corp.

Cold Storage Comes to Microsoft Cloud - Microsoft has launched a cold storage service on its Azure cloud, offering a low-cost storage alternative for data that’s not accessed frequently.

EdgeConneX Brings the Edge of Amazon’s Cloud to Portland - EdgeConneX, a company that presents itself as an edge data center provider that specializes in expanding edges of both kinds, recently helped Amazon Web Services move the edge of its cloud closer to users in Portland, Oregon, in what is likely to be a sign of things to come.

TierPoint’s Boston Data Center Has a New Landlord - Lincoln Rackhouse, a division of a Dallas-based real estate firm called Lincoln Property Company, has acquired a colocation data center in Marlborough, Massachusetts, which is about 30 miles west of Boston.

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