As the year draws to a close, and we await the new year, the team at Techday has taken a look at the big data center stories of 2016.
Being green and sustainable is a business function/lifestyle that many organisations are adopting - especially data center companies. In July of 2016, Digital Realty purchased enough wind power to offset all of the energy spent in its colocation and interconnection facilities across the States.
Microsoft followed suit a few months later, inking a deal to power one of its data centers with 237 megawatts of wind energy.
Fujitsu also jumped aboard the green train, unveiling a 'highly accurate predictive technology' to save energy, cool data centers and put a stop to global warming.
This year, we discovered that Singapore is now the 'default' location for expansion into the Asia Pacific region. And that, unsurprisingly, it is also seeing a huge amount of data center capacity coming online.
Amazon Web Services continued to dominate the cloud infrastructure services market in the first quarter of 2016 - leaving all followers in its wake.
Earlier this year, music streaming service - Spotify - ditched its data centers for Google cloud.
In July, LinkedIn revealed its new vision for the modern day data center; Open19 is an open design standard for data center servers and racks.
As of January, Netflix shut its remaining on-premise data center and officially became a cloud-native company.
We also saw data center powerhouse, Equinix, open up a number of data centers around APAC. The company even opened one in Transylvania (of all places).
That's a wrap on 2016! The team at Techday wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! We'll be back in 2017.