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February, 2010

  • 26 February

    eBay axes data center… literally

    What does one do with an outdated and costly data center? Axe it, of course. Yesterday, eBay bused a group of employees out to its Sacramento data center to finish the long process of migrating to a new facility. Most of the servers at this 8-year-old data center were sold …

  • 18 February

    Facebook criticized for coal-powered data center

    Facebook’s new data center under construction in Prineville, Oregon, is as green as they get. Featuring eco-friendly evaporative cooling and re-use of server heat for offices during the winter, the facility meets the coveted LEED Gold standard for energy efficiency. Despite this, the facility has been on the receiving end …

  • 17 February

    Intel: 100,000 servers, 97 data centers

    Just how big is big? How about Intel? According to its website, the microprocessor giant has 100,000 servers in 97 data centers around the world. They hold 18 petabytes of data in all. In an effort to save resources and money, Intel is currently working on consolidating its data centers. …

  • 12 February

    Instead of expanding outward, data centers build up

    With data center space in high demand lately, facilities are doing everything they can to expand. This now includes building upward, with providers switching from the conventional 42U server racks to nine-bart tall 58U racks– allowing 25% more servers to be placed in the same area. According to Hossein Fateh, …

  • 10 February

    Twitter uses BitTorrent to boost performance

    To speed up performance on its one billion tweets-per-month network, Twitter has started using BitTorrent to distribute files faster. Codenamed “Murder,” the project involves transforming Twitter’s servers into BitTorrent distribution clients. User bandwidth is not be utilized, but rather, one seed server distributes files between thousands of other servers owned …

  • 9 February

    VMware launches data center on wheels

    In an effort to show off its virtualization software, VMware has turned an eighteen-wheel truck into a mobile data center. Dubbed The VMware Express, it will travel around the United States and Canada, stopping at a number of locations to demo VMware. The mobile facility contains equipment from Dell, Cisco, …

  • 5 February

    IT blog starts data center haiku contest

    Interested in data center technology? Have a knack for words? Then you may want to enter the data center haiku contest. Entries are due on February 15 and can be submitted through Twitter or email. The prize is only a mug with your poetry written on the side, but I …

  • 4 February

    Data centers put server-generated heat to use

    Data centers have found a lot of creative ways to be eco-friendly over the years. They never cease to innovate. Now some server facilities are putting the heavy heat generated by servers, which has long been ignored as a nuisance, to use. Take a look at data center firm Telecity, …

January, 2010

  • 25 January

    More information about Verne Global's Iceland data center revealed

    Last week, we covered a new data center being built by IT company Verne Global in Iceland. What makes this facility unique is not only its location, but also its utilization of renewable energy. In an interview with Lisa Rhodes from Verne Global, blog Web Hosting Review dug up some …

  • 21 January

    The coolest home server setup ever

    Home servers are starting to become commonplace, but ever meet anyone with an entire data center in their house? In the video you see here, the owner has a home server room that contains a wide array of equipment. In all, there are 9 server racks– more than many businesses …

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