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A data hall inside Google's data center in Hamina, Finland

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: January 22, 2021

EU operators sign sustainability pact; Microsoft and ByteDance top DC lessees in US; VMware's case against Nutanix CEO said to be weak; and more.

Preempting Regulation, EU Operators Strike Green Data Center Pact - Facing a threat of new sustainability laws, Europe’s largest data center operators draft a plan for “self-regulation.”

Microsoft, ByteDance, Facebook Leased More US Data Center Space Than Anyone in 2020 - Companies leased three times more multi-tenant data center capacity last year than in 2019.

VMware Is Said to Have a Weak Case Against Nutanix’s New CEO - The company faces a steep hill in proving its former COO actively harmed its business when negotiating with the competitor.

Intel Says Its SGX Secure Enclaves Shine in Bare Metal Deployments - Bare metal is making a comeback, and Intel says its chip-based confidential computing fits better than VM-based alternatives.

2021: These are the World’s Largest Data Center Colocation Providers - These 15 companies together account for half of the $54 billion global colocation market.

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