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Google implements free cooling technology in Belgium DC

Google has followed Microsoft in implementing free cooling technology in their Belgium data center. Windows-maker relies mostly on free cooling (when a DC relies on outside air 95% of the time, and saving water and power) in its Dublin data center location.

Microsoft’s 100-dollar license offer to small businesses

Microsoft has launched a program called WebsiteSpark. Designed to assist businesses with less than 10 employees, it provides qualified web professionals with design and development software licenses for a low $100 fee. Microsoft expects between 15,000 to 25,000 companies to take advantage of this offer.

Yahoo puts big price tag on hosting sale

Mergers and acquisitions are common occurrences in the web hosting industry but rarely do the numbers involved reach those being tossed around in the media this week in relation to Yahoo‘s attempt to sell its small business hosting service. With unnamed sources saying that the company is looking for between $350 million to $500 million, […]

Playing host to the recession

As the global recession continues to ebb and flow, the hosting sector fluctuates also, bringing us stories of great loss and unexpected buy-outs alongside stories of unimaginable growth and continued investment. Between the recent halt on construction of Amazon’s huge Oregon data center to the acquisitions and general company growth plans issued this week, the […]

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 […]

Microsoft’s conflicting reports on new data center in Brazil

Conflicting news about Microsoft‘s new data center in Brazil are being reported. While the president of Microsoft Latin America informed it will be ready later this year, the Microsoft Global Foundation told Data Center Knowledge that the reports are not true. If the reports are indeed valid, the facility is expected to host Microsoft’s online […]

Microsoft’s monster size data center in Chicago to open July 20

Microsoft is planning to open a “mega” data center in Chicago, Illinois. A 700,000 square foot monster facility, powered by 60 megawatts, is scheduled to open on July 20. One of DC’s goals is to support the new search engine, Bing. The facility is optimized for housing containerized servers.

Tenzing joins Microsoft’s BizSpark program

Tenzing Managed IT Services has joined the Microsoft BizSpark program. It also joined the Software + Services Incubation Center. Both are part of a project developed by Microsoft that was made to provide software startups to develop their applications for Windows with free access.

Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Tool Kit targets hosting companies

Microsoft’s new tool kit called Dynamic Data Center Tool Kit enables hosting providers for the building and launching of managed services powered by Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center. The kit contains sample code, best practices and collateral. It will be accessed by hosting providers that are members of the Microsoft Hosting […]

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