Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of May 9th

Here's a look at the data center news and analysis we're reading for May 9th.

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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of May 9th
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For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

CoreOS Gives Up Control of Non-Docker Linux Container Standard - Taking a major step forward in its quest to drive a Linux container standard that’s not created and controlled by Docker or any other company, CoreOS spun off management of its App Container project into a stand-alone foundation. Google, VMware, Red Hat, and Apcera have announced support for the standard.

QTS Buys Government Cloud Heavyweight Carpathia for $326M - Data center provider QTS Realty Trust has agreed to buy Carpathia Hosting, a colocation, cloud, and managed services provider that does a lot of business with U.S. government agencies, for $326 million.

vXchnge Buys Eight Sungard Facilities in Edge Data Center Markets - vXchnge has acquired eight data centers from Sungard Availability Services extending its reach to a total of 15 geographic markets. The data centers are in underserved metros, aligning with vXchnge’s edge data center strategy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Oregon Data Center Outage Disrupts Legacy Health Operations - Legacy Health suffered a data center center outage in Oregon last week following a power surge, causing a complete shutdown of the organization’s servers, information network, and access to clinical and electronic management systems. The Legacy Good Samaritan hospital continued operating on generator power through the outage.

Exclusive: Digital Realty Sells Philly Healthcare, Data Center Building - Digital Realty has sold a 14-story mixed-use building in downtown Philadelphia for $161 million to a national healthcare-oriented real estate investment trust, company executives told Data Center Knowledge. This is Digital’s third transaction this year, as the company continues to sell off properties it doesn’t consider core to its strategy.

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