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August, 2009

  • 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 …

  • 10 August

    Are mega data centers cost effective?

    In an attempt to save money, it has been the trend over the last few years for tech companies to reduce their existing data center inventory and invest in several large data centers. Perhaps the most famous instance of this occurring is HP, which cut its IT costs in half …

  • 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 …

  • 6 August

    Meet "The Bunker"

    Last week, I covered what is undoubtedly one of the most secure data centers in the United States, if not the world. But a UK facility, dubbed “The Bunker,” may give the Americans a run for their money. The government-owned data center is located in Kent and sits 30 meters …

July, 2009

  • 29 July

    Is this the most secure data center in the world?

    It may not look like something out of James Bond, but a new government data center in Culpeper, Virginia may be the most secure yet. Hosting provider Terremark constructed the data center for the United States government as a cloud computing facility. Built like a bunker, the center boasts reinforced …

  • 28 July

    HP blows up data center

    In what is a blatant advertisement for its products, HP makes a cool demonstration of its failover server technology by blowing up a data center. The technology demonstrated in the video is used by more than a few companies, including Google. Essentially what happens is when a data center goes …

  • 24 July

    HP reduces number of data centers from 85 to 6

    In the increasingly competitive IT industry, companies are always looking for ways to cut costs. Three years ago, HP embarked on a plan that is has recently completed to reduce its data center locations from 85 to 6. No doubt a lot of system admins lost their jobs as a …

  • 23 July

    Web hosting gone wild

    In this heart-wrenching saga, a man sets up a server in his home. His wife is fine with it at first, but soon, the servers seem to multiply and after some time, the guy is running a full-fledged web host from his home. There are two lessons to be learned …

  • 21 July

    Wind Powered Data Center

    A Texas-based company called Baryonyx will soon create a wind-powered data center. They were awarded three energy leases for a total of 46,000 acres. It seems many companies are more willing to consider renewable energy sources and green technology as it becomes more practical and affordable. Those who have struggled …

  • 16 July

    "James Bond" data center can withstand hydrogen bomb

    In the first part of an online video series, Data Center Knowledge tours a Stockholm data center that looks just like something out of James Bond. A former military bunker built during the Cold War for civil defense, the server room sits under hundreds of feet of bedrock and can …