Here’s What’s Next for CenturyLink’s Data Center Business

Last year was capped with two blockbuster data center deals that in a way represent the closing of a full circle. The data centers Verizon sold to Equinix for $3.6 billion came into the carrier’s fold in 2011, when it acquired Terremark Worldwide, a company founded and at the time […]

Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of January 13

Here are the top stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week: Digital Realty Signals the Gloves are Coming Off in 2017 – After a two-year focus on leasing up finished inventory and limiting speculative development, the San Francisco-based data center REIT’s outlook for 2017 includes spending up to $1 billion on […]

Report: IBM in Talks About Takeover of Lloyds Data Centers

Lloyds Banking Group is in talks with IBM about potentially selling its data centers to the US company and having it run them as a service provider to the British financial services giant, The Register reported, citing anonymous sources. The move is seen as a potential way to raise cash […]

Encryption, Authentication, and Yeah, Alligators: Here’s How Google Secures Its Cloud

If you want to infiltrate a Google data center, you’ll have to think of ways to go around laser intrusion systems, biometric identification, good old security cameras, and, in at least one case, alligators. If physical data center intrusion is not your thing, hacking your way into the massive cloud […]

Ex-Autonomy CFO Pleads Not Guilty in Case Over HP Buyout

(Bloomberg) — Autonomy Corp.’s former chief financial officer pleaded not guilty to charges he schemed to inflate the price of his company’s $11 billion takeover by Hewlett-Packard Co. as the U.S. continues its investigation. After Sushovan Hussain entered his plea Thursday, the San Francisco federal judge overseeing the case said he […]

Predict 2017 by looking at 2016 tech building blocks

As the New Year opens, data center operators should rejoice in the opportunities ahead. Cloud services and APIs are enabling everyone to take building blocks of services and use them to build apps and businesses in a rapid and scalable fashion. The next three to five years should see a […]

Managed AWS Cloud ‘Fastest Growing Business Rackspace Has Ever Had’, President Says

Brought to You by Talkin’ Cloud Even in 2008, when the recently appointed Rackspace president Jeff Cotten was just starting his career at the company, Amazon Web Services was a leader in the public cloud. It would take years before Rackspace would turn its business model on its head and launch […]

IBM’s Leading Data Center Storage Line Gets All-Flash Upgrade

Like the latter stages of a nicotine patch program, IBM has been steadily weaning data center storage off of rotating, ceramic hard drives and onto all-solid-state memory.  The next step in that program begins this morning, with IBM’s announcement of new models in its DS8880 data storage system series whose […]

Panzura Raises $32M to Make Cloud Storage Feel Like On-Prem NAS

Panzura, a nine-year-old Silicon Valley company whose technology makes it easier for companies to combine storage in their own data centers with enterprise cloud storage services by the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, has closed a $32 million funding round led by private-equity investor Matrix Partners. Cambpell-based Panzura’s current […]

Microsoft, Qualcomm, Citi Join Israeli Cyber Syndicate

(Bloomberg) — Team8, founded by veterans of an elite Israeli intelligence unit to solve what they consider the world’s most pressing cybersecurity problems, welcomed Citigroup Inc. and the venture arms of Microsoft Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. into its syndicate. The group of military veterans, who have raised more than $92 million, plan to launch two […]