The Large Hadron Collider. CERN
The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator (Image: CERN)

Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: January 2019

Here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on DCK last month

CERN's New Data Center for the Large Hadron Collider 'beauty' Project - The modular 3MW facility will use free air cooling and is expected to run at PUE 1.1. It will serve a single project, which aims to find out what happened after the Big Bang.

Largest Solar Farms Ever Built for Google to Power Its Southeast Data Centers - The two solar projects in Alabama and Tennessee will help supply two data centers under construction with renewable energy most hours of the day.

New Colocation Provider Forms After $1.1B AT&T Data Center Sale - Evoque will provide colocation services across the telco’s former global data center footprint.

Facebook

Rendering of the future Facebook data center in Huntsville, Alabama

Hyperscale Cloud Platforms Dominated the Data Center Conversation in 2018 - The year’s most read articles on Data Center Knowledge illustrate the remaking of the industry by hyperscalers.

Future Facilities Improves Data Center ‘Digital Twin’ Capabilities - Latest 6SigmaDCX release improves power modelling user experience, makes it easier to use simulation data to train deep learning models.

Wave Computing

The liquid-cooled Wave Departmental appliance for deep learning.

MIPS Joins RISC-V as Second Open Source Alternative to Arm - Wave, a startup developing hardware for deep learning in data centers, open sources the decades-old MIPS architecture.

Berkshire Partners Buys Majority Stake in Africa’s Largest Data Center Firm - Noting growth in Sub-Saharan Africa markets, Teraco plans to double its data center capacity in the coming years.

Data Center Power and Cooling Trends to Watch in 2019 - Vendors expect rising densities and increasingly distributed infrastructure to shape the space this year.

Cumulus and Nutanix Team Up to Simplify Hyperconverged Infrastructure Networking - The partnership is the latest in a series of moves by HCI vendors to integrate networking into their solutions.

Infrastructure Investors Get Hungry for Data Center Deals - Funds that have traditionally focused on investing in things like toll roads and airports are now actively seeking data center investment opportunities.

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