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Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: May 2018

Get up to speed with this list of May's biggest stories in the data center industry.

How Microsoft is Keeping Its Cloud More Efficient Than Your Data Center - Data center design, hardware design, and operational efficiency combine for a dramatic reduction in energy use.

Why VMware is Expanding the Virtual Network Outside the Data Center - Staying relevant in the data center today means being relevant outside of it too.

Google Brings Liquid Cooling to Data Centers to Cool Latest AI Chips - TPU 3.0 is 8x more powerful than last-year's chip


Row of liquid-cooled TPU 3.0 pods inside a Google data center

Jury Rules Against Emerson in Facebook Data Center Design Lawsuit - Federal jury says Emerson owes $30 million to plaintiff BladeRoom; Facebook settled mid-trial

Facebook Data Center Investment in Sweden Nears US$1B - Social network plans third building on Luleå campus, home to its first European data center


The Facebook data center in Luleå, Sweden (rendering)

Digital Realty Chief Investment Officer Peterson Leaving Company - REIT’s co-founder led numerous transformative acquisitions, including Telx, DuPont Fabros

Digital Realty Trust

Scott Peterson

New Hyper-Scale Data Center Developer Enters North American Market - PointOne has two builds underway and claims to have access to $7.5 billion in capital.

How Microsoft Tunes Linux and Windows to Boost Azure Performance, Reliability - New techniques accelerate updates, speed up VM-to-VM networking

$125 Million Richer, Mesosphere Tackles Big Data at the Edge - Whether it's autonomous cars, connected factories, or shipboard data centers, Mesosphere seeks to make multi-cloud hybrid connectivity easy.


Mesosphere co-founders Benjamin Hindman (CIPO), Florian Leibert (CEO), Tobi Knaup (CTO)

Google to Buy Cloud Migration Startup Velostrata - Software makes it easier to move applications from on-premises data centers to cloud

Brian Ach/Getty Images for Wired

Outgoing Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene

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