Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft Stephen Lam/Getty Images
Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: September 15, 2018

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

Azure Outage Proves the Hard Way that Availability Zones are a Good Idea - A lightning strike exposes a glaring hole in Azure cloud’s availability strategy.

Google to Spend $140M on Chilean Data Center Expansion - The expected investment adds to the $150 million the company spent to build its first data center there, which became operational in 2015.

Intent-Based Networking in the Data Center: Cisco vs. Juniper - How the two networking technology giants’ visions for self-driving networks differ from each other.

Packet Raises $25M Series B, Starts Deployment of Edge Computing Cloud - Beginning to scale faster, the startup also hired a former SoftLayer executive as COO and brought on a Facebook veteran to oversee its hardware platform development. Packet’s goal is to provide an AWS-like user experience for edge computing infrastructure.

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Charles Meyers, president and CEO, Equinix

New Equinix CEO Meyers to Stay the Course He Helped Chart - Don’t expect any radical departures from the company’s current course, as former COO takes the helm.

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