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Stream Data Centers’s new data center in Texas

Stream Data Centers is building a single story data center in Richardson, Texas. A 20,000 square feet facility is scheduled to open in August and can be controlled by up to four tenants. It is designed to withstand 125 mph winds and its security features include biometric scanners and internal and external cameras.

US, Japan and Europe standardize a single metric system for DCs

US, Japan, and Europe government agencies have agreed on a single metric system (Power Usage Effectiveness) which is to be used to measure data center’s energy efficiency. Companies around the world can use the guidelines that the agreement provided to measure how efficient their data centers are. The agencies agreed that a single metric system [...]

IPhouse renovates their data center

IPhouse has its hands full with house renovations. The company has re-carpeted its data center (they found the old one too ugly and decrepit). Most importantly, the new carpet increase the lifespan of the storage subsystems which in turn decreases ambient resonance that affect high speed hard disk drives’ wobbles. IPhouse is also planning to [...]

Interxion opens second DC in Dublin

DUB2, Interxion‘s second data center in Dublin is now open. The European carrier-neutral DC provider designed DUB2 to meet increasing demand for colocation infrastructure and outsourced managed services. The $16 million project provided 26,425.4 square feet of gross space.

Climate change by cloud, according to Greenpeace

“Facebook’s decision to build its own highly-efficient data centre in Oregon that will be substantially powered by coal-fired electricity clearly underscores the relative priority for many cloud companies. The US EPA will soon be expanding its EnergyStar rating system to apply to data centres, but similarly does not factor in the fuel source being used [...]

Digital Realty Trust expands data center in St. Louis

Digital Realty Trust has begun work to expand its St. Louis data center. An increased level of demand has prompted the company to make the decision. An expansion of an 18-story building with over 200,000 square feet of space is expected to be completed by the third quarter.

Equinix opens data center in London

Equinix has opened a new data center in London, England, which makes it the company’s 50th International Business Exchange DC. The new facility counts 290,625 square feet of gross space, which is Equinix’ second largest DC after FR2 data center in Frankfurt, Germany.

Pacnet’s $300M data center network play

Pacnet, Asia’s telecommunications provider, has announced plans to invest over $300 million in building a data center network consisting of 10 DCs (all based in Asia), over the next three years. Previous reports suggest the company’s investment might go as high as $600 million.

Emerson Network Power brings economization solutions for DCs

Emerson Network Power is now offering a an air- and fluid-side economization solutions for data centers. Its plant uses outside temperature to make water cool. Temperature of wet bulb, supply and return water are some of the aspects that affect the length of economization.

Yahoo! invests in new DC to support email and search engine services

Yahoo! has launched a new data center and a customer care center in La Vista, Nebraska – an investment worth $100 million. The facility will hold approximately 100,000 servers and will be operated by 50 employees, making it the company’s biggest data center to date. It will support the company’s core product offerings such as [...]

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