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6 Lessons Nintendo Can Teach The Data Center Industry

There are several lessons the data center industry can learn from Nintendo’s Switch, the company’s history, and its design philosophy. Drawing parallels to the video game industry might seem like a stretch; like perhaps I’ve been playing Dead Cells so…

Filings Reveal Planned Microsoft and Google Data Center Expansions

Microsoft and Google have both filed paperwork to expand existing data center campuses. Microsoft filed permits to add 72 Diesel generators at its Quincy, Washington campus, while Google filed paperwork under its Maguro entity to expand a Charleston, South Carolina…

The DCT MidWeek Brief 4: Amsterdam and Non-Traditional NAM Markets Heating Up

Welcome to Midweek Brief 4: 4 Brief 4 Furious On Wednesdays, we like run through some of the big stories we’re noodling here at DCT. I’m not going to touch on current global politics, other than to say that current…

Oasis Labs Lands $45M for Privacy-First Cloud on Blockchain

Oasis Labs raised $45 million for privacy-first cloud computing on blockchain. Oasis’ mission is two-fold: bring privacy and security protections previously not available on a blockchain, and deliver processing capabilities with greater performance than existing systems. Every startup—at least the good…

The DCT MidWeek Brief 3: Edge Computing Clarity, Microsoft, IBM, Digital Realty, Rackspace

Welcome to MidWeek Brief 3: The Briefening. Almost every Wednesday, we’ll take a rapid-fire run-through of all the big stories of the week so far, as well as preview emerging stories we’re keeping an eye on. Defining Edge Computing A…

Google Goes Hollywood With LA Cloud Region

Google is launching its Los Angeles cloud region in July. It will be Google’s second region on the west coast (Oregon is the other one) and fifth in the U.S. In addition to giving users two availability zones on the…

AT&T Sells Data Centers To Brookfield For $1.1B

North American Telecoms continue to dump data center assets. AT&T is the latest Telecom to sell off its colocation portfolio, selling 31 data centers to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners for $1.1B. Brookfield will launch a new colocation player atop the portfolio,…

Networks Can Easily Handle the ‘Content Tsunami’

  Data center company EdgeConneX  recently held its first networking event in the Netherlands. Guest author Edwin Feldmann provides an update on the company’s  opportunity, positioning and strategy. By: Edwin Feldmann For the first time, data center company EdgeConneX recently…

Data’s Contribution to the Economy Is Massive, Prompting Infrastructure Investment

The G7 Summit sparked a lot of debate. While the flow of physical goods and commodities is the focus of trade talks, it’s easy to forget or underestimate the data economy. The bottom line is an increasing portion of the…

Facebook Building $750M Data Center In Alabama

Facebook is building a new $750M data center in Alabama. The 970,000 square foot facility will create around 100 jobs and is expected to be up and running by 2020. Huntsville, Alabama has an emerging tech scene. The location was…