Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of February 3

Here are the top stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week

Data Center Knowledge

February 7, 2017

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Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of February 3
People stand in the lobby of Google’s Washington, DC, headquarters in January 2015. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Here are the top stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:

Google Ramped Up Data Center Spend in 2016 - The spike in capital spending is also in line with Google’s announcement last March that it would ramp up investment in data centers to support its enterprise cloud services, a business whose growth has been a top priority for the company as it races to catch up with cloud leaders Amazon and Microsoft.

Delta Cancels 280 Flights Due to IT Outage - This was a second system-wide outage for Delta in six months due to IT problems and a second major airline outage within a week’s time. More than 200 United Airlines flights were affected by an IT outage on January 29.

QTS Buys Large Dallas Data Center from Insurer HCSC - There is demand for large-capacity data center leases in the Dallas data center market from hyperscale cloud companies as well as pent up demand from more traditional corporations, and data center providers like QTS are racing to make inventory available to these customers, according to the commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

Vertiv Uses Machine Learning to Automate Data Center Cooling - The idea with iCOM Autotuning, Vertiv’s new software feature, is to use machine learning techniques to control all of the elements automatically.

Digital Bridge-Backed DataBank Buys Cleveland, Pittsburgh Sites from 365 Data Centers - DataBank considers the data centers in Cleveland and Pittsburgh “key interconnection assets” and plans to leverage them as “anchors” for further expansion in the two markets.

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