Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of September 13th

Here's a look at some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge this week.

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

September 13, 2014

1 Min Read
Seaborn’s Seabras-1 will provide the first ever direct fiber optic cable between São Paulo and New York. (Image: Seaborn Networks)

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

Microsoft Buys Into US-Brazil Submarine Cable by Seaborn - Microsoft has agreed to buy capacity on a fiber optic submarine cable a company called Seaborn Networks is building between U.S. and Brazil.

The Bitcoin Arms Race Shifts to the Cloud - GAW Miners, which has retooled to track the rapid evolution of the Bitcoin market, shifting its business from the physical to the virtual.

Facebook Open Compute Servers Still Tough Sell for Corporate IT Shops - The Open Compute Project has been one of the most talked about developments in the world of data center hardware over the past couple of years, and interest in the first ever open source hardware design community and its output has only grown.

DevOps IT Automation Software Chef Goes Freemium - Chef, the company behind the popular IT automation software for DevOps, has merged the open source version of its software and the one with premium features built for enterprises into a single open source code base.

Ohio Town May Offer Free Land for Amazon Data Center - Municipalities usually go to great lengths in competing to attract large data center construction projects, but officials in one Ohio town are considering a move at the drastic end of the range.

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