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December 23, 2020
This year proved to be a banner year for data center mergers and acquisitions with 113 deals valued at over $30 billion, a pace that is unlikely to slow in 2021.
October 08, 2020
IBM will spin off its Managed Infrastructure Services unit as a public company to focus on hybrid cloud and AI.
June 17, 2020
Seeing an increasing trend of data protection buyers, Flexential has rolled out a new backup-as-a-service offering and introduced a cheaper, 'self-service' tier.
July 19, 2019
An additional Microsoft Azure function can place VMs associated with a multi-tier application inside the same cloud data center to reduce latency.
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