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January, 2010

  • 21 January

    Facebook to construct its own data centers

    For most companies, it is cheaper to rent data center space rather than build a server room themselves. Not for Facebook, however. The social networking site has reached the size where it is cheaper to build its own data center rather than rent space. It is expected to announce the …

  • 19 January

    Major data center project headed to Iceland

    Iceland, a country still reeling from the failure of its financial system and government in 2008, may get some economic relief in the form of a large data center. With the support of several investors, Icelandic company Verne Holdings is constructing a mammoth 44-acre data center that will use geothermal …

  • 13 January

    Tour the MasterCard data center

    Few data centers are more important than the one owned by MasterCard in O’Fallon, Missouri. Millions of people swipe their credit cards every day, purchasing anything and everything from coffee to cars. However, few take into consideration the raw computing power that makes all this possible. This YouTube video shows …

  • 6 January

    Mozilla to launch new data center

    Mozilla, developer of the popular Firefox web browser, has plans to launch a new data center in Phoenix, Arizona, to keep up with its ever-growing computing needs. The facility will house 80 servers on six rack. In addition, to smaller satellite data centers have been set up in Amsterdam and …

  • 5 January

    Find a data center with datacentermap.com

    Datacentermap.com is a handy site that uses a Google Maps plugin to display the locations of nearly 1500 data centers in 65 countries around the world. It provides an interesting insight into our Internet architecture. The United States has 728 data centers on the map, more than any other country. …

December, 2009

  • 29 December

    Data center construction- Lego style

    When people think of data centers, they often envision large rooms full of loud servers. This YouTube video shows the data center in a much more innovative way– its construction from start to finish, all with Lego bricks. With high-speed connections and millions of pages to visit, I think too …

  • 28 December

    Meet the data center behind 'Avatar'

    Avatar is a blockbuster science-fiction film directed by the guy behind Titanic, James Cameron. In an age where special effects reign, computing power has begun to trump acting ability in the production of movies. Just check out the data center used to make Avatar. Owned by New Zealand-based Weta Digital, …

  • 21 December

    Wind turbine powers Illinois data center

    Data centers suck a lot of juice, but in the case of one facility, the operator found a way to meet its power needs through wind. Starting in October, a small Illinois ISP began using a 40-meter (131 feet) wind turbine to power its servers and other electrical equipment. During …

  • 9 December

    Colocation services

    With the effects of the economic downturn still being felt, many companies are looking for ways to cut hosting costs. Because of this, there has been a large increase in demand for colocation services. While renting data center space is still expensive, it’s cheaper in the short-run then building a …

  • 1 December

    Don't expect European servers to get cheaper any time soon

    As a general rule, European data center space is more expensive compared to the United States. Those hoping for cheaper server rates in Europe will be disappointed, however, as a recent report published a consulting company predicts an overall increase in server prices in the region. The price increase will …

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