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Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: March 5, 2021

RISC-V is on a roll, Equinix expands Metal, Azure building more DCs in China, and more.

RISC-V Is On a Roll. Is It Ready to Take a Seat Alongside Intel, AMD, and Arm? - RISC-V International's CTO says the open source ISA is bound for the data center as CPU in everything from IoT to HPC.

Equinix Metal Updates Target DevOps, Hybrid Cloud Use Cases - The colocation giant adds new Kubernetes and data management integrations to its bare-metal IaaS, launches it in more regions.

Microsoft Azure Plans New China Data Centers in Asia Cloud Expansion - China North 3 will be the first Azure availability region in China to feature multiple zones for high-availability applications.

IBM's Arranged Marriage Between OpenShift and Power Aims at Hybrid Cloud Crown - Its new Power-based hardware appliance for IBM cloud on premises ships with Red Hat's container orchestration platform. Power Systems and IaaS now feature expanded OpenShift support.

Cisco Eyes Hybrid Cloud with Intersight Updates - It’s evolving its hybrid and multi-cloud management platform to make it more compelling for companies with private data center and public cloud resources.

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