Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: July 2019

In case you missed anything big, here are the 10 biggest things we wrote about this July.

Data Center Knowledge

August 2, 2019

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Microsoft Azure hardware on display at the OCP Summit 2019
Microsoft Azure hardware on display at the OCP Summit 2019Yevgeniy Sverdlik

LinkedIn, a Data Center Innovation Powerhouse, Is Moving to Azure - As the unique system LinkedIn engineers built over the years gets replaced with a public cloud, how much of the innovation will Microsoft retain?

Another Thing You Lose When You Move to the Cloud - You know how much power you use in a colo. In the cloud you don’t.

Google’s New Switching Tech Makes Its Latest Subsea Cable Cheaper, Simpler - The Equiano cable along Africa’s west coast will be the first to use fiber-level switching. Here’s what that means.

Google's Equiano submarine cable route

equiano google submarine cable route

Is SONiC, the Open Source Network OS, Ready for Mainstream? - Key features features being added and support from traditional vendors growing, the disaggregated-network OS may be ready to grow beyond hyperscale platforms.

Dean Nelson, Head of Data Centers at Uber, Has Left the Company - One of his latest projects was expansion of the company’s infrastructure around the world.

Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson, iMasons

VMware’s Bitfusion Acquisition to Bring Virtual GPUs to vSphere - There hasn’t been a standard way to virtualize accelerators, but there soon will be.

Nvidia's DGX-2 supercomputer on display at GTC 2018

Nvidia's DGX-2 supercomputer on display at GTC 2018

GIC to Fuel Equinix’s Hyperscale Market Ambition - JV with Singapore’s sovereign fund to finance data center construction for the largest cloud platforms

Why Digital Bridge Isn’t Building Edge Data Centers at Its Towers (Yet) - DCK Investor Edge: Managing director Jon Mauck on compute at the tower, hyperscale demand, and the advantages of “patient capital”

Do Driverless Cars Really Need Edge Computing? - Uber’s former head of compute says he’s grown skeptical of autonomous cars as an edge use case.

Uber driverless cars

Uber driverless cars

Texas Data Center Operators Keep Watch as Weather Tests the Grid - As weather becomes increasingly unpredictable, so do prices in the state’s uniquely deregulated energy market.

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