Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: September 15, 2018

For your weekend reading, here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week.

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September 16, 2018

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Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft
Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Cloud and Enterprise at MicrosoftStephen Lam/Getty Images

Azure Outage Proves the Hard Way that Availability Zones are a Good Idea - A lightning strike exposes a glaring hole in Azure cloud’s availability strategy.

Google to Spend $140M on Chilean Data Center Expansion - The expected investment adds to the $150 million the company spent to build its first data center there, which became operational in 2015.

Intent-Based Networking in the Data Center: Cisco vs. Juniper - How the two networking technology giants’ visions for self-driving networks differ from each other.

Packet Raises $25M Series B, Starts Deployment of Edge Computing Cloud - Beginning to scale faster, the startup also hired a former SoftLayer executive as COO and brought on a Facebook veteran to oversee its hardware platform development. Packet’s goal is to provide an AWS-like user experience for edge computing infrastructure.


Charles Meyers, president and CEO, Equinix

New Equinix CEO Meyers to Stay the Course He Helped Chart - Don’t expect any radical departures from the company’s current course, as former COO takes the helm.

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