It’s already been a record year for audience growth at Data Center Frontier, and October was our busiest month ever. Data centers and cloud computing are growing in importance, powering more essential services than ever before. That also means more people are paying attention to the industry.

That was abundantly clear during the global outage for Facebook services in early October, which drove huge interest in what went wrong. DCF’s analysis of Facebook’s incident report was out most popular story in October.

But there was plenty of other news as well, including features on the growing scale of data center campuses, plans for liquid cooling at Equinix Metal and Microsoft, the economic impact of Amazon Web Services in Northern Virginia, Google’s push into edge services, and a Voices of the Industry

column on trends in cooling design.  And yes, a fun piece on cloud tech in Formula 1 racing.

Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in October 2021, in order of article views:


Education is part of our mission at Data Center Frontier. In our Voices of the Industry feature, we share the experience of data center executives on the front lines of innovation. Here’s a look at the most popular Voices columns for DCF readers last month:

Be sure to check out all of our Voices columns, including insights from DataBank and Data Aire.

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