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Equinix buys GI Partners data center in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt data center that belonged to GI Partners has been sold by the company to Equinix (Holding) BV. It is GI’s last remaining Fund 1 property which consists of 96,000 net square feet. GI’s debut fund is now valued at over $1 billion in cash from an investment of $280 million. The company is […]

This week in hosting

Like any niche, the hosting sector generates more and more interesting news during some weeks than others and this has been one of those weeks. Here is a recap of the most attention-grabbing stories, from a legal battle over an internet meme to the most unique use of Twitter yet seen in the industry.

Microsoft launches new data center to support Windows Azure

Microsoft has announced the launch of a new 50,000-square-foot data center located in Redmond, Washington. It will support Windows Azure which is the new cloud-computing platform of the company. The DC went online in early July but it was not powered at full capacity. The new data center will hold 35,000 to 50,000 servers and […]

There’s green and then there’s not so green

With our recent look at the greening of the hosting industry and the growing concerns involving ethics among everyone from hardware manufacturers to data center designers, two news stories emerged this week that deserve a bit of attention under the same light. There is a huge effort taking place where these trends are concerned but, […]

Data Center World 2009

The details of the upcoming Data Center World 2009 event have been announced. Virtual data center tours will be offered as well as customer stories and case study presentations from Microsoft, State of Vermont, and University of Pennsylvania professionals. The presentations will also include trends around the cloud, consolidation, and energy efficiency.

SureWest’s third data center opens in Lenexa, Kansas

The data center of SureWest Communications in Lenexa, Kansas is now complete. This marks the company’s third data center. It is power- and fire-protected. The floor space has been modified by adding infrastructure and special environmental conditioning. The company has been recording a 15 percent increase in revenue year after year.

NTT America is building its third DC in the Bay area

A new data center in Silicon Valley will be opened according to a Data Center Knowledge report. Owned by NTT America, the new San Jose location will be the same size as its Santa Clara DC. This will mark company’s third data center in the Bay area.

NTT’s second Silicon Valley DC

Telecommunications provider NTT America announced that it has added a second 15,000-square feet data center in Silicon Valley, to cater toward managed and colocation services. Some of its features include carrier-class uninterruptible and back-up power, and 24-hour security features. It also has commitments for network and power availability that pass ASHRAE standards.

Upsite educates students on green data center design

Upsite Technologies hosted a group of university students from Korea called Eco²st. The company presented them with the best practices for building a green data center, including cooling and airflow science. The four-person Korean team, one of fifteen chosen applicants in a research proposal competition, will present their findings to LG.

CoreSite to expand and make Reston DC more efficient

CoreSite announced its plan to expand its Northern Virginia data center in Reston. The expansion is scheduled to be completed later this year. This will reinforce energy efficiency that includes water-side economization and 95 percent-efficient UPS units. Previously, the company announced the completion of its Chicago data center.

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