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April, 2010

  • 16 April

    Twitter to move to its own data center

    Twitter announced plans yesterday to move from its managed-hosting provider to its very own data center. The social networking site is currently the twelfth-busiest on the Internet and growing. To give you an idea, Twitter’s traffic grew 1,358% last year alone! During peak hours, as many as 1,000 tweets are …

  • 15 April

    Ash cloud casts shadow of doubt over viability of Iceland data centers

    In recent years Iceland has marketed itself as a low-cost data center haven, but this week a thick ash cloud on the volcanic island has caused some to think twice about the viability of data centers in Iceland. Because Iceland sits right on top of two major tectonic plates, it …

  • 5 April

    Data centers ride out Baja earthquake

    The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico and southern California caused a fair share of damage in some areas, but it was no sweat for data centers in the Silicon Valley. As buildings rocked and picture frames toppled, servers were safe thanks to the seismic isolation technology used in many …

March, 2010

  • 23 March

    Australian government to consolidate data centers, save $1 billion

    Following the current trend of consolidation, Australia’s government hopes to reduce its data center inventory and save $1 billion by 2025. In order to accomplish its goal, Australia will follow a three stage plan. It will consist of phasing out old, inefficient facilities, sharing technologies between departments, and using more …

  • 18 March

    Start-up develops submerged server cooling

    American start-up Green Revolution Cooling has suggested servers do what we do on a hot day: take a swim. The company has created a submerged cooling system that it claims can cool powerful systems at a much smaller cost than traditional methods. Green Revolution developed a non-conductive coolant called GreenDEF …

  • 16 March

    Bomb shelter turned data center to heat Helsinki homes

    One wouldn’t expect to find an example of green computing under Helsinki’s famous Uspenski Cathedral, but that’s exactly where IT firm Academica plans on building a new data center. The facility will not only be housed in an old bomb shelter, but its excess heat will be used to warm …

  • 12 March

    Microsoft to cut future data center costs by 50%

    You would be wrong to think that a company like Microsoft with billions in profits doesn’t care about data center construction costs. The company, which has previously been accustomed to spending $500 million and up on new facilities, will now try to reduce construction costs on new facilities to $250 …

  • 5 March

    2010 is all about the data center

    As far as the data center realm is concerned, 2010 will be a great year. According to a recent survey conducted by Digital Realty Trust, nearly one-third of corporate data centers will expand this year. In addition, more than 80% of all data centers plan on expanding within the next …

  • 4 March

    Companies save energy by integrating batteries into servers

    Given the high cost of electricity, companies are always looking for ways to increase efficiency. This may involve optimizing CPU usage or reducing active cooling, but in the case of Google, Facebook, and soon Goldman Sachs, these companies have found another way go green: integrate batteries into servers. Data centers …

  • 1 March

    U.S. government to consolidate data centers

    Following the current trend among corporations to consolidate IT infrastructure, the U.S. government is making plans to drastically reduce the number of data centers in operation and make its computing more efficient. Over the last decade, the number of federal data centers has more than doubled to 1100. These facilities …