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Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: April 2019

In April, we wrote about Intel's new memory tech, Google's new hybrid cloud play, Microsoft's liquid-cooling experiments, Equinix's SDN fabric expansion, and more. Catch up here.

Intel’s New Memory Technology Boosts Data Center Performance - Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory is a new category of product that sits between DRAM and Solid State Drives.

How Google’s Anthos Is Different from AWS and Azure Hybrid Clouds - Google takes a fundamentally different approach to the on-prem portion of hybrid cloud.

Testing Liquid Cooling for Azure Data Centers, Microsoft Says It's Not Ready to Dive In - The company’s engineers say a mature solution is still some years away.

Inside the Equinix DC12 data center in Ashburn, Virginia

Now That Equinix’s SDN Fabric Is Inter-Region, How Does It Compare to Megaport? - SDN fabrics make interconnection easier than ever, but which one is best for you depends on many things.

T5 and QuadReal Cue Up $2.5B Data Center Investment War Chest - Canadian investor teams up with US data center specialist to build tech-related real estate business.

Matt Singer, a Twitter senior staff hardware engineer (left), and Navin Shenoy, executive VP and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel, speaking at an Intel event in San Francisco on April 2, 2019.

How Twitter Shrunk Its Hadoop Clusters and Their Energy Consumption - Rearchitecting Hadoop clusters to remove a storage bottleneck opened doors for more improvements.

SmartNICs are Complicated, So Intel Pitches NICs That are Smart Enough - Ethernet 800 Series NICs can be tweaked to adjust to workload requirements, and it doesn’t take a PhD.

Microsoft to Build Fifth, Massive Western US Azure Region - Site plans show at least two giant data center buildings on Microsoft-owned Arizona sites.

Would You Want Your Kids to Work in a Data Center? - Most data center and IT professionals said they’d be happy to see their progeny inherit their trade. But that may not be enough for the industry to rest easy.

Will Lack of Three-Phase Power Blunt the Telco Edge? - Edge computing architects told us telco base stations are perfect for distributed compute, but can we please borrow an extension cord?

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