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AWS cloud pavilion at the 2016 CeBIT digital technology trade fair in Hanover

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: October 6, 2018

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

AWS, Apple, Supermicro Attack Bloomberg’s Spy Chip Report - The three companies issued statements Thursday denying central claims in a report by Bloomberg BusinessWeek about an alleged chip covertly planted by Chinese spies onto motherboards destined for US companies’ data centers.

Open Data Center Hardware Movement Gets Shot in the Arm in Europe - Chinese hardware giant Huawei has joined the Open Compute Project. Its rival Inspur announced a new line of OCP products aimed at enterprises. Both announcements were made at the first regional OCP summit in Amsterdam this week.

N. Virginia’s Already Tight Data Center Real Estate Market Just Got a Lot Tighter - Digital Realty secures huge runway for further expansion near Dulles International.


All members of Hortonworks founding team used to work on Hadoop and MapReduce development and deployment at Yahoo prior to 2011.

Cloudera and Hortonworks to Merge and Roll Out End-to-End Data Platform - The combined company, they said, will bring to market an end-to-end enterprise data management solution, which will span customers’ own data centers, public cloud platforms, and edge locations.

Palo Alto Networks Buying Cloud Security Firm RedLock for $173M - The deal will expand Palo Alto’s cloud security capabilities. It is part of Palo Alto’s broader strategy to combine cloud security and compliance into a single solution.

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