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May 29, 2009  12:06 PM

Syracuse University data center to be powered by microturbine generators

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Syracuse University and IBM are teaming up on a new data center that will be off the utility's power grid, instead relying on natural gas to power microturbine generators and supply both electricity and cooling to the facility. The cost of the 6,000-square-foot data center is estimated at $12.4...

May 26, 2009  6:11 PM

The $1 billion data center?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Data Center Knowledge cites local media reports on speculation that Apple is building a massive data center that could cost as much as $1 billion. Most of the massive data centers out there...


May 21, 2009  6:40 PM

Building data centers in Afghanistan

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

A couple weeks ago I got the chance to spend the morning with Paul Brenner, who works in the high-performance computing department at the University of Notre Dame. Brenner is spearheading a project to build a containerized data center next to a local municipal greenhouse so that, during winter...


May 20, 2009  7:10 PM

Facebook spending big money on data center real estate

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

Rich Miller at Data Center Knowledge did some great research into how much money the social networking giant Facebook is spending on data center real estate a year. The majority of that...


May 4, 2009  11:18 PM

Uptime Institute to open up data center tier standards

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The Uptime Institute plans to open up its data center availability tier standards, with two programs catered toward end users and design engineers. The Uptime tiers have become the de facto standard for availability in the data center industry. The system includes four tiers that escalate in...


May 4, 2009  1:37 PM

Manos explains move to Digital Realty Trust

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Michael Manos, the former data center pro at Microsoft, lays out his reasons for moving to Digital Realty Trust in a blog post this morning. There are two main ones: 1) Digital is in a position to effect change in...


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