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Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: February 12, 2021

COBOL is still going strong, ex-Walmart exec joins Google to oversee server operations, N. Virginia's monster leasing year, and more.

No, COBOL Is Not a Dead Language - While there may not have been enough COBOL programmers to fix New Jersey's unemployment system, the language still runs the world's economy.

Google Hires Walmart Exec for New Server Operations Strategy Role - Monique Picou will oversee server-floor operations, data center planning, and staffing across Google’s global data center fleet.

How Microsoft and ByteDance Balanced Out the Northern Virginia Data Center Market - After a relatively sluggish start, 2020 turned out to be a “monster year” for landlords in the region – thanks mostly to only two companies.

Oracle to Launch Israel Cloud Region in an Underground Data Center - The Jerusalem facility, operated by Bynet, was designed to host some of the nation’s most sensitive IT infrastructure.

Ex-CyrusOne Execs Tapped for Planned Digital Infrastructure SPAC - Gary Wojtaszek and Kevin Timmons are said to be involved in one of three SPACs being put together by InterPrivate.

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