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Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month April

There are a lot of things that people need to consider when selecting a data center footprint as this business is facing a massive wave of change, with consolidation, cost control, converged infrastructure and the cloud all pushing businesses to look at new ways to build the facilities to serve both internal and external customers. Due to this wide range of companies ranging from airflow monitoring to real estate. We present a recap of ten noteworthy stories that appeared this month.


Amazon Wants to Replace the Enterprise Data Center

In Amazon’s vision, the role of “hybrid” is simply to smooth the transition to an all-cloud infrastructure and let customers’ existing infrastructure investments reach their natural end of life.

Etsy Owes Data Center Efficiency to Facebook’s Open Source VM

Last year, Etsy’s infrastructure group took on a challenge to scale Etsy’s API traffic by 20 times. HHVM showed a promising increase in throughput, so the custom goods giant migrated over with fantastic results.

IIX Buys IX-Reach, Brings Software Defined Interconnection to 150 PoPs

IIX and U.K.-based IX Reach are coming together to build a large global intelligent footprint.

Veeam Quietly Builds ‘$1B Unicorn’ in Backup and Recovery

A 100-percent-channel business, it’s not quite a household name, despite it being called a “billion-dollar unicorn” in the enterprise backup and recovery, and data de-duplication segment.

Juniper’s Server on Switch to Accelerate Electronic Trading

End goal of the server on switch is to make it possible for developers to take advantage of FPGAs to write applications that can be deployed as close to the network switch as possible.

CenturyLink Uses Natural Gas to Power Data Center

Fuel cells that run on natural gas continue to make their way into the data center market.

What the Words “Converged Infrastructure” Mean Today

Where does storage play a role? When is it only compute? What about cloud computing and integration? What are some actual use cases behind these kinds of technologies?

Report: AWS, VMware Lead Enterprise Cloud, But Shakeup is Possible

AWS remains the leader in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) adoption among enterprise IT buyers, but Azure is not only breathing down its neck, it was cited as the vendor enterprises will likely evaluate for their next IaaS supplier.

Investors Pump $95M into Startup Behind Docker Containers

As enterprises build more and more software in-house, Docker (and many others) is seizing on the opportunity to sell tools to enterprise software developers.

Missouri (Finally) Passes Data Center Tax Incentives

The new incentives require a $25 million investment and 10 jobs for new data centers and an investment of $5 million and five new jobs for expansions.