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Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: August 21, 2020

IBM's Watson does maintenance, Oracle Cloud's VMware hybrid move, Fungible's new accelerator chips, and more.

IBM Watson AI to Help CBRE Manage Client Data Centers - AI, augmented reality, and analytics technology will provide remote management and predictive maintenance support globally.

Oracle Cloud Launches 'VMware Solution' to Support Hybrid Clouds - Oracle says its new VMware service provides customers with the same experience whether on its cloud or on-premises.

Fungible Targets Clouds and Large Data Centers With DPU Accelerator Chips - The startups says its new DPU chips execute data intensive wokloads 10 times faster than CPUs and offers a threefold reduction in total cost of ownership.

Cololocation Operators Expand Cloud Interconnects to Accommodate Hybrid Adoption - By offering faster network connections between colocation facilities and public clouds, colo operators are hoping to remain a competitive option as customers adopt hybrid cloud.

Sweden’s EQT to Purchase Controlling Stake in EdgeConneX - The move from an international investor known for funding metropolitan car parks and motorways throughout Europe represents a shift in global VC focus, away from physical and towards digital infrastructure.

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