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July, 2010

  • 23 July

    South Pole data center is coldest in the world

    <center A150-server data center might not seem like much of a big deal, but it is when the data center is located in the South Pole. In the video above, software consultant John Jacobsen discusses the data center at the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory. According to Jacobsen, the facility is …

  • 22 July

    Twitter to open Utah data center later this year

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    To help keep up with ever-increasing traffic, Twitter is set to open up a new custom-built data center in Utah later this year. Considering 300,000 new Twitter users log on every day, the site desperately needs to expand its capacity. The data center is being built especially for Twitter’s needs. …

  • 19 July

    Google increases spending on data centers

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    Google has nearly doubled its data center spending. It went from investing $239 million last quarter in capital investments to $476 million this quarter. Although a capital investment is any physical asset that has long-term value, most of Google’s capital investments are IT-related. Large capital investments are often a sign …

  • 5 July

    Wikipedia to build new data center

    wikipedia data center

    The Wikimedia Foundation has announced plans to build a new data center in the United States. The non-profit cited the need for a fail-over in case the main data center goes down as the main reason for the expansion. Wikipedia already has a primary data center with 300 servers in …

June, 2010

  • 29 June

    Wall Street data center expanded

    Data center provider NYI has just completed work on NYI X-Connect, a facility expansion that will provide more colocation and dedicated server rental to the finance industry. The facility is unique in that it is located on Wall Street, allowing investors and financial analysts to access the latest data as …

  • 29 June

    Data center space in short supply, analysts say

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    If you’ve been hoping a decline in data center demand might decrease dedicated server prices, think again. According to industry analysts, the demand for server space currently outpaces the supply. According to Antonio Piraino, Research Director at Tier 1 Research, cloud computing is one of the main reasons for heavy …

  • 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 …

  • 22 June

    IT executives doubt time line of government data consolidation plan

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    The United States government has pledged to consolidate its data centers from its current over-bloated structure into a more efficient form. A survey of 143 federal IT executives reveals that 63% of believe the consolidation will take place, but an even greater 74% think it will take longer than the …

  • 17 June

    NCAR begins construction of climate change data center

    The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) just began construction on a new supercomputer data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Scientists plan to use the facility to track and research climate change. The data center will contain 24,000 square feet of raised floor area and cost $70 million USD. The supercomputer …

  • 15 June

    Global data center study: 2010-2013

    While the data center industry is looking at exponential growth in the next three years, it’s also faced with a few problems in the explosion of industry need for storage space and data processing power. With the need for greater capacity, denser servers are being added to data centers’ equipment, …

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