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CyrusOne's Sterling IX data center in Sterling, Virginia

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: January 17, 2020

Here are the five biggest things we wrote about this week

Data Center Provider CyrusOne Cuts 12 Percent of Its Workforce - The company says it’s cutting costs in response to slow hyperscaler demand.

Google’s Solar Deal for Nevada Data Center Would Be Largest of Its Kind - The company wants to power an upcoming cloud region by a massive solar plant combined with battery storage.

Equinix to Buy Key Edge Computing Startup Packet - The deal would add an edge data center element to the world’s largest colo platform.

Google Launches IBM Power Systems as a Cloud Service - The service is aimed at legacy enterprise workloads. Google is the second major cloud provider to offer the option besides IBM.

NEC Reaches Record 20 Fiber Pairs in New Submarine Cable Design - The design breaks the Japanese electronics giant’s previous record of 16 pairs of fiber strands.

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