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June, 2010

  • 25 June

    Microsoft to build Iowa data center

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    This week Iowa’s governor, Chet Culver, confirmed that Microsoft will be building a new data center in the state. At a cost of $100 million, the modular data center is expected to use significantly less power and water than other facilities and produce less waste. And if the expected completion …

August, 2009

  • 21 August

    The data center that powered the Olympics

    Millions of people around the globe watch the Olympics on television every two years, but few think about what goes on behind the scenes to make the event happen. Meet Digital Beijing, the mega data center built exclusively to power the 2008 Olympic Games in China. At 1.05 million square …

  • 17 August

    Microsoft to build outdoor data center

    In an effort to increase efficiency and reduce costs, IT companies will do anything to save a few pennies. Microsoft is ready to take things to a whole new level by building a data center with no walls or roof. Such an outdoor server room would not leave the hardware …

  • 13 August

    Silicon Valley losing new data centers to rest of country

    California’s Silicon Valley has always been home to more data centers than any other place in the United States, but lately the region has been feeling a bit under-loved and left out as developers choose other locations to house their servers. Why is the Silicon Valley less desirable than before? …

  • 6 August

    L.L. Bean builds green data center

    L.L. Bean may be famous for its outdoor products, but now it’s also known for bringing the outdoors into computing. The New England clothing retailer recently finished work on an 18,000-square-foot facility that is a step up from the drab design of most server rooms. Located in Freeport, Maine, the …

July, 2009

  • 31 July

    Data center for NYSE under construction in New Jersey

    Yes, even the mighty New York Stock Exchange can’t operate without its share of servers and switches. A 400,000-square-foot data center is currently being constructed in Mahwah, New Jersey to support risk-management software and complex algorithms for traders. The center is located only 35 miles from Manhattan to ensure there …