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Digital Realty Trust expands with purchase of two more DCs

Two fully leased data center facilities has been acquired by Digital Realty Trust. Both are located in Santa Clara, California (1350 Duane Avenue and 3030 Raymond Street). The total cost for both acquisitions is $90.5 million. The two buildings were previously purchased four years ago by Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust.

Indiana University launches in-house data center

Indiana University‘s new $32.7 million data center, meant to store the university’s computer processing, data storage, and networking, is scheduled to open it’s doors on Thursday, November 5 in Bloomington. The gross size of the building is 82,700 square-feet. It is also designed to withstand tornado and other natural disasters.

IBM’s new data center in Turkey will protect against natural disasters

A business continuity and resiliency services (BCRS) data center has been opened by IBM in Izmir, Turkey. A 6,000 square-foot DC cost $12.4 million to build. With advanced capabilities and workplace-recovery technologies, it ensures that companies will be able to stay operational even in the event of natural disasters or other challenging circumstances.

WiredRE to teach Facebook on reliability and infrastructure cost-management

Wired Real Estate Group will host a series of seminars with colocation, cloud, and data center executives who will share their insights for achieving reliable and cost-manageable infrastructure. Among participating companies are such names as CBS Interactive, MySpace, and Facebook. WiredRE provides free global colocation and data center listing service.

Switch and Data acquired by Equinix

Equinix has acquired its rival Switch and Data. The deal, which involves both cash and stock, will strengthen Equinix position in the data center services market. As a result of this acquisition, Equinix added a million gross square feet of data center capacity to the total global footprint of the company. The expected closing date […]

Synetrix-Node3 partnership

Applications and managed services provider Synetrix has partnered with Node4, a data center operator in UK. It initially provided Synetrix with colocation space in two halls at the Derby, UK DC2 data center. Node4’s third data center called DC3 will be opened soon. It also provides Synetrix with office room facilities.

MySpace makes their servers green

MySpace has recently installed Fusion-io flash memory cached servers at its data center in order to reduce costs and carbon footprint. It previously had multiple racks of 2U rackmount servers. With server changes, the racks are now smaller and they can hold 1U servers.

UK home improvement group Kingfisher to colocate with SSE Data Centers

A new long-term colocation deal has been signed by SSE Data Centres with Kingfisher, a UK home improvement group. Kingfisher has over 820 stores in eight countries. It chose SSE because of its energy efficient environment. The size of the SSE data center is 80,000 square feet and it has 15MW of power.

DataPipe opens third data center in Somerset

A third data center facility in Somerset, New Jersey has been added for DataPipe. The 55,000 square foot data center is company’s seventh facility. The power infrastructure and security systems are expected to be upgraded and completed by April 2010.

VMware builds green facility, releases SRM 4

Virtualization software maker VMware has announced the opening of its first “green” data center, located in East Wenatchee, Washington. While details of the data center were not offered with the press release, previous reports indicate that the building occupies anywhere between 61,000 and 100,000 square feet. This announcement coincided nicely with VMware’s revealing of an […]

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