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December, 2008


December 19, 2008  8:38 PM

Biggest data center stories of 2008

Posted by: Matt Stansberry

What were the biggest data center stories of 2008? This list is our top ten: 1. Hot-Cold Aisle Containment: Physically separating the hot and cold aisles in the data center is on every data center manager’s to-do list this year. The top articles on this topic...

December 16, 2008  2:04 PM

eBay to build data center in Utah, pay workers 50% over median wage

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center Jobs, DataCenter

Rich Miller at Data Center Knowledge has this post about eBay deciding on Utah for their next data center. The Deseret...

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December 8, 2008  4:20 PM

CRG West preps data centers for cloud computing customers

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data center design, High density data center

John Savageau was appointed CTO of the colocation firm CRG West back in September. We recently caught up with Savageau to discuss how the job is going so far and what trends he’s seeing in the data center market. Tell me about your new...

December 4, 2008  5:55 PM

ViaWest data centers go green, which makes dollars and cents

Posted by: Leah Rosin
Data center colocation, Data center design, Green data center

Data center cabinets in a ViaWest facility; Photo courtesy of ViaWest We all know how big business operates: Each and every quarter, the bottom line must be met. This pressure on businesses creates...

December 3, 2008  12:03 AM

Microsoft rolls out container data center strategy for cloud computing

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
capacity planning, Container Data Center, Data center design, High density data center

Say goodbye to chillers and CRAC-units, say goodbye to raised floors and traditional disaster recovery. And say hello to the new paradigm, courtesy of Microsoft’s data center team. Microsoft’s goal in 2008 was to shake up the data center community in a big way, starting with

December 1, 2008  2:53 PM

Data center location and the cost of power

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power management, DataCenter, PUE

What costs more in your data center, server hardware or power? Well, it depends on your zip code. James Hamilton, an architect at Microsoft, recently wrote about the cost of power compared to...

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