Google data center under construction in Clarksville, Tennessee Alphabet/Google/Aerial Innovations
Google data center under construction in Clarksville, Tennessee

Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: February 2019

A lot happened in the data center industry last month. Get caught up with our distillation of the biggest things we wrote about.

Data Center Outage Disrupts Wells Fargo ATMs, Mobile App, Website - Local fire chief says the facility’s fire suppression system went off accidentally.

World's Two Biggest Data Center Providers Take Different Paths for Software-Defined Connectivity - DCK Investor Edge: Can a garden be so beautiful, you don’t care that it’s walled?

The Cloud Data Center Construction Boom, in Two Charts - Data center leasing up 33 percent in 2018 around the world, most of it driven by cloud providers, according to JLL.

CyrusOne

A mock-up of one of CyrusOne's Houston data centers

Why CyrusOne Shares Tanked, and Why It’s Nothing to Worry About - DCK Investor Edge: As has been its tendency, Wall Street underappreciates the level of investment and the timelines of a long-term global hyperscale play.

Open Compute Project

Inside the European OCP Experience Center in Amsterdam by Switch Datacenters, Rittal, and Circle B

Growth of OCP Data Center Gear Sales Outpaces Expectations - Even when removing Facebook, Microsoft, and Rackspace from the equation, sales of OCP-certified hardware is expected to reach $10.7 billion by 2022.

Yevgeniy Sverdlik/Data Center Knowledge

Urs Hölzle, senior VP technical infrastructure, Google

Google's On-Prem Data Center Software for Hybrid Cloud Now in Beta - Configuration management added in latest version of Cloud Services Platform, which differentiates by being able to run on customers’ existing hardware.

Bloom Energy

A big rooftop customer deployment of Bloom Energy servers

Can Bloom Energy Transform the Data Center Industry? - Peter Gross, the startup’s VP of mission critical, says he hasn’t seen anything more disruptive after decades in the business.

Alphabet/Google/Aerial Innovations

Google data center under construction in Clarksville, Tennessee

Google to Spend $13B on US Data Center and Office Construction This Year - The company said it will build four new data center facilities this year, with major expansion at three other locations, giving its platform physical footprint in 24 states.

Equinix

Rendering of Equinix's future SG4 data center in Singapore

Equinix, Digital Realty Expanding in Busy Singapore Data Center Market - The market on the island may be saturated, but the two firms have an advantage in their global scale.

The High Cost of Data Center Clutter - A survey suggests that too many data center operators waste money and risk data breaches by failing to properly dispose of storage hardware.

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