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Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft Stephen Lam/Getty Images
Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft

Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: September 2018

Here are the 10 most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge in September.

Azure Outage Proves the Hard Way that Availability Zones are a Good Idea - A lightning strike exposes a glaring hole in Azure cloud’s availability strategy.

Facebook to Build the Largest Hyperscale Data Center Singapore Has Ever Seen - Market expert says 11-story facility’s capacity will roughly equal total capacity of all data centers other hyperscalers have built on the island.

Microsoft's Box for Shipping Lots of Data Into the Cloud Now in GA - Microsoft has launched the Azure Data Box, an appliance for physically moving up to 100TB into its cloud, into general availability.


eBay's custom servers, viewed from the front

eBay Designs Own Servers, Decentralizes Data Center Strategy - The three-year "re-platforming" program is aimed at improving user experience and productivity of the company’s engineers.

Google to Spend $140M on Chilean Data Center Expansion - The company invested $150 million in its first data center there, which became operational in 2015.

Intent-Based Networking in the Data Center: Cisco vs. Juniper - How the two networking technology giants’ visions for self-driving networks differ from each other.


The communications tower on CyrusOne's Aurora, Illinois, data center campus, home to the computing infrastructure of CME Group.

CyrusOne Erects Tower for Wireless Access to CME Data Center - Pitches antenna colocation services on the tower to high-frequency traders.

Lenovo, NetApp Partner on Flash Storage, Chinese Market - The companies teamed up to build all-flash and hybrid Lenovo branded storage hardware with NetApp’s data management software. The two also announced plans to create a joint venture that will supply products tailored to the Chinese market.

Vapor IO

A Vapor Edge Module at a cell tower (a rendering)

Vapor IO Raises PE Funding, Buys Out Nascent Edge Colocation Business from Crown Castle - The startup has bought out the assets for an edge colocation business it’s been building together with partner and investor Crown Castle.

4 Intent-Based Networking Startups Innovating to Disrupt the Data Center Network - These self-driving network startups are out to eat Cisco and Juniper's lunch.

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