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CyrusOne acquisition completed

The acquisition of a data center operator CyrusOne by telecommunications provider Cincinnati Bell is now complete. Cincinnati Bell paid $525 million in cash for CyrusOne which provides colocation services to companies and some of their customers that include Fortune 500 companies. The total square feet of Cincinnati Bell’s data centers now total 620,000.

Energy Star certification now available for data centers

Data centers can now earn an Energy Star certification, which requires them to be in the top 25 in energy efficiency in comparison to their competitors. A licensed professional verifies the energy performance of a a facility and should it pass, the US Environmental Protection Agency then approves a certification.

IBM addresses information overload challenge

Two new products released by IBM will help companies deal with the “information explosion” factor – one of top three challenges that are expected to impact mid-size companies over the next few years. The two products are System Storage DS3500 and System x3620 M3 Express. The former offers lower power consumption than its predecessor, the […]

Atmail 6.1.8 is now available

Atmail has released a new version of its flagship email server software. Version 6.1.8 includes two new major features which are CardDAV which lets the software view users address-books within its interface, and the second feature is Webmail theme support in CSS. Other new features include photo thumbnails and Ubuntu 10.X installer support.

Microsoft’s Taiwan cloud computing research center

The Microsoft Software and Service Excellence Center (SSEC) located in Taiwan has officially opened. The corporate VP of the original equipment manufacturer division presented the facility at the opening ceremony today. The SSEC has already begun to work with companies in Taiwan months before the official launch. 100 Taiwan ICT companies are expected to work […]

Digital Realty Trust’s $725 million acquisition round

A portfolio of approximately 919,000 square foot of data center space worth $725 million has been purchased by Digital Realty Trust. The properties were brought from Rockwood Capital and 365 Main. The deal is expected to close early next month. The financial advisors for the deal are Credit Suisse Securities and Citi.

HP invests in DC automation, operational efficiency

HP’s recent investment in their data center automation and other operational changes will see approximately 9,000 employees lose their jobs. At the same time, 6,000 new jobs will be created for sales and workers on global delivery centers. The decision by the company will provide new offerings and service delivery will improve.

Dallas Alcatel to be transformed into DC for Digital Realty Trust

A former Alcatel campus near Dallas, Texas will be transformed into a massive data center for Digital Realty Trust. The company acquired three data centers this month in Santa Clara. The construction and operation of the upcoming data center will bring 172 jobs this year and over 1,200 jobs through 2015.

Data Foundry’s new greenfield DC

Plans for a new greenfield data center has been announced by Data Foundry. The new data center of the colocation provider measures 250,000 square feet and it is worth $150 million. Construction begins in two months and will end by the second quarter next year. It will become the Texas region’s only purpose-built, carrrier-neutral data […]

New CoreLink data center in Tukwila, Washington

CoreLink Data Centers has added another data center in Tukwila, Washington. The company’s second data center in the area measures 39,000 square feet with 13,000 square feet of raised floor at the moment with up to 25,000 square foot in the future. It can accommodate varying levels of density requirements.

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