Kit Colbert, VMware VP, CTO of VMware's Cloud Platform business unit VMware/VMworld
Kit Colbert, VMware VP, CTO of VMware's Cloud Platform business unit

Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: July 2018

Here are July's most popular stories from Data Center Knowledge

VMware Cloud CTO: Launching VMware on AWS Has Been a Heavy Lift - Integrating VMware with Amazon’s cloud infrastructure has been a big job for engineering teams on both sides of the partnership. Both have had to make major changes to their architectures and create new operational processes, VMware’s cloud CTO Kit Colbert told Data Center Knowledge.

Five Reasons Data Center Liquid Cooling Is on the Rise - Liquid cooling is poised to make its way into more data centers. Here’s why.

Supercomputers Have Been Slow to Adopt Flash Storage – Cray Wants to Change That - Cray is preparing to launch Flash storage arrays for supercomputers. The high-performance computing space has been slow to adopt flash, relying almost completely on spinning disk. But as HPC workloads are changing, demand for random access to data is rising.

Yevgeniy Sverdlik/Data Center Knowledge

Urs Hölzle, senior VP technical infrastructure, Google

Google is Building a Version of Kubernetes Engine for On-Prem Data Centers - Currently in alpha, GKE On-Prem is meant to give enterprises a consistent way to manage their application infrastructure in-house and in the public cloud.

Equinix

Inside the Equinix DC12 data center in Ashburn, Virginia

Equinix Says Its New Wholesale Data Center Business is Much Bigger Than Previously Thought - Mid-point of guidance for Equinix’s new wholesale data center initiative has been 100MW per year, but one of the company’s top executives told Data Center Knowledge that the sales pipeline for HIT is already 400MW.

Equinix CEO, Stephen Smith, speaking at the groundbreaking event for the company’s SV10 data center in San Jose, California (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

Former Equinix CEO Steve Smith Joins GI Partners - GI is a private equity firm known for backing some of the biggest players in data center services. Equinix did not explain Smith’s departure, saying only that it resulted from his mishandling of an employee matter.

EdgeMicro

Rendering of the EdgeMicro container prototype

VIDEO: Inside EdgeMicro’s First Production Edge Data Center - Startup’s first 20-foot unit has Akamai servers blinking inside

Digital Realty Is in Talks to Buy Data Center Provider Ascenty - Digital may invest in the Brazilian provider along with a joint venture partner. Ascenty, backed by Great Hill Partners, counts Oracle, Amazon, and Facebook as its clients.

Exclusive: Former Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi Joins Packet to Give Enterprises a Network Like Netflix’s - The bare-metal cloud startup is building a platform to provide edge computing as a service to enterprises. Tarazi believes Packet is ahead of others in building the right architecture for the edge.

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

Chilldyne's liquid cooling system uses negative pressure to ensure liquid isn't spilled on the electronics.

Four Startups – Four Liquid Cooling Designs for Data Centers - These companies are innovating on the decades-old method for cooling computers.

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