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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking in 2017 Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking in 2017

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: October 19, 2018

For your weekend reading, here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on DCK this week.

Microsoft's Peace Treaty With the 'Linux System' - The company has joined OIN, giving up its ability to sue users of Linux for infringing any of 90,000 or so patents it holds. Not everyone in the open source community believes in its good intentions.

AT&T Data Center Fire Cuts Off Internet for North Texas Customers - Fire at an AT&T data center in Richardson, Texas, cut off internet connectivity and U-Verse TV services for customers in North Texas Monday. City officials said the fire started at the facility’s power switch and burned primary and backup electrical systems.

Facebook’s Effort to Break Up the Data Center Interconnect “Black Box” Gains Steam - The API that decouples optical interconnect hardware from network software is ready for primetime.

Why the Selloff Can Be a Data Center Stocks Buying Opportunity - On balance, semi-active data center REIT investors who’ve bought the dips this year have fared better than others.

Former Cologix COO Brian Cox Named Infomart CEO - The company said it was preparing for a “strategic brand relaunch” early next year.

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