Intel and Barefoot Networks show off an Open Compute switch with 65 silicon photonics optical modules, creating a programmable switch with a top end of 6.5 terabits a second.
Oracle’s strong momentum in cloud computing is good news for data center developers, who have been among the leading beneficiaries of the cloud infrastructure expansions by the largest cloud providers.
At last week’s Open Compute Summit, Microsoft confirmed that it is test-driving ARM cloud servers from Qualcomm and Cavium in its data centers.
Switch has opened its new data center campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan, converting a unique pyramid-shaped office building into a large data center.
Vantage Data Centers is commencing construction this week on the new V5 data center on its Santa Clara campus, even as it continues work on its V6 facility. The two facilities add 24 MW of power to the supply-constrained market.
Vapor IO has launched Vapor Edge for Telecom, a platform to enable rapid deployment of edge capacity by wireless network operators and real estate investment trusts (REIT) specializing in the telecom tower business.
As it approaches 2 billion users, Facebook is hitting a new phase of growth, which includes building even larger data centers, and more data centers on each cloud campus.
Switch has opened a 1.3 million square foot data center at its new Citadel Campus near Reno, the largest purpose-built colo center ever. The company plans more than 7 million SF of data centers in Reno.
Snap’s IPO will be a banner event for the data center industry, as the parent of Snapchat has committed to pay $3 billion for cloud infrastructure from Google and Amazon over the next five years.
Intel says new technologies like AI, the IoT and virtual reality will create an explosion of data, driving demand for new infrastructure and an “interconnectedness of everything.” The data center is central to this vision.