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January, 2010

  • 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 …

  • 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

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

November, 2009

  • 25 November

    New $29.5 million Fujitsu data center headed to China

    Technology company Fujitsu has announced plans to open a $29.5 million data center in the Guangdong province of China. The firm is also currently building data centers in several other locales, including Perth and Melbourne. In order to make the facility a reality, Fujitsu signed a number of cooperative agreements …

September, 2009

  • 18 September

    Flood ravages Vodafone data center

    This isn’t the first data center flood covered here at Internetblog, but most certainly the worst. In the video above, you can watch as several feet of water rush into Vodafone’s Istanbul data center and destroy thousands of pounds worth of server hardware and data. Immediately after the flood, Vodafone …

  • 1 September

    Sex in the data center?

    The average data center technician is called to perform a number of duties. These include troubleshooting with customers, replacing system hardware, installing Linux kernel updates, and rebooting equipment. One system admin on Yahoo Answers, however, seems to have a much different view of this job: I am a night technician …

August, 2009

  • 26 August

    Google releases data center efficiency video

    Last April, Google hosted the Efficient Data Center Summit, where bigwigs from the largest IT companies showed up to share tips for reducing resource usage, learn from one another, and share hugs and kisses. The attendees gained all sorts of useful insight on how to make their data centers greener …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …