Washington becomes the new capital of colocation while Mark Hurd talks smack

In this episode of White Space, we are celebrating yet another print issue of DCD Magazine – which has been highlighted on coverjunkie, a curated list of the best magazine covers from around the world.

We start with a story about a doomsday data center in Svalbard - designed to store information for 1,000 years.

Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. has been identified as the world’s largest colocation market, overtaking New York. The Loudoun county is working hard to make the area even more attractive for data centers, by relaxing some of the rules governing construction in town centers.

RagingWire – which runs several data centers in the same region – has just entered the Texas market. Its wholesale colocation facility currently offers 230,000 square feet of white space, but could eventually reach 1,000,000 square feet.

Next, Sebastian shares his impressions from the Huawei analyst summit in Shenzhen - the company is making big strides in cloud computing, but its marketing efforts still require some fine-tuning.

From the desk of things that would seem unthinkable just a decade ago, Microsoft keeps investing in Linux. The company has acquired Deis, a small outfit that specializes in Kubernetes, a framework for Linux-based app containers.

We also have an update on a data center project in Dumfries, Scotland that’s been stuck in development hell since 2008.

And for desert, there’s Mark Hurd, and his latest word.