Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of July 15

For your weekend reading, here are some of this week’s most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge:

Google Devs Get to Run Google Infrastructure for Six Months – In an unusual practice, Google has a program that has engineers that work on product development work for six months on the team that runs operates its infrastructure, which consists of a global network of company-owned and leased data centers.

Here’s How Much Water All US Data Centers Consume – A recent US government study for the first time made an attempt to quantify water consumption of all data centers in the country.

Another Huge Quarter for Data Center REITs: What’s Next? – While it would seem highly unlikely for data centers to be able to top that quarter’s performance, the second quarter proved to be even stronger, with an average gain for the data center sector of about 50 percent through June 30, 2016.

Here’s How Facebook Ensures It Doesn’t Drain Your Phone Battery – Facebook’s software engineers have to ensure the application, which is in a constant state of change, works on thousands of kinds of smartphones, built by different manufacturers using different hardware components and running different versions of multiple operating systems. How do you test every single code change on such a maddening variety of devices? The answer to that question sits inside the Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon.

Equinix to Build Huge Amsterdam Data Center – This will be the Silicon Valley-based giant’s second data center in the Science Park, after it was forced to give up a TelecityGroup facility there to rival and landlord Digital Realty Trust.

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