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June, 2009


June 30, 2009  3:16 PM

Yahoo! to reportedly turn data center 10 degrees for better cooling

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
data center cooling

The designs for a new Yahoo! data center in western New York have changed - by 10 degrees. The engineering firm for the future 180,000-square-foot facility told local planning officials in Lockport, N.Y., that it was changing its design plans by 10 degrees to improve cooling. This according to...

June 29, 2009  1:15 PM

Apple to reportedly build $1 billion data center in Maiden, N.C.

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center construction

Apple will reportedly build its huge new East Coast data center in Maiden, N.C., according to local...

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June 23, 2009  3:03 PM

Microsoft hires Yahoo data center exec

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center Jobs, DataCenter

Microsoft recently hired Kevin Timmons to lead Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS), the company's data center services organization. From Microsoft's data...

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June 23, 2009  2:58 PM

CRG West changes name to CoreSite — a Carlyle Company

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Colocation, CRG West, DataCenter

Data center colocation provider CRG West changed its name to CoreSite -- a Carlyle Company this week. CoreSite Senior Vice President David Dunn said the company changed the name to reflect its more unified culture, and to better identify with its parent company. Dunn said the company plans to...

June 11, 2009  2:24 PM

New York Times Magazine story on data centers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center

The New York Times Magazine this weekend will have a story on the data center industry. The story, "Data Center Overload," is already online. Major sources in the article include...

June 11, 2009  1:40 PM

EPA releases documents on Energy Star for storage

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power, Energy Star, Green data center

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has now started down the road to developing an Energy Star spec for storage equipment. Late last month, the EPA released the first version of its

June 8, 2009  8:46 PM

Energy Star for servers: Unexpected impact on data center efficiency

Posted by: Jbeltran
Data center power, Energy Star, Green data center

This blog post was written by contributer Julius Neudorfer. It’s out! After several years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the first version of...

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June 2, 2009  3:38 PM

Data center pro Michael Manos draws a comic strip, so I do too

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center humor

Michael Manos, the former data center pro at Microsoft who is now at Digital Realty Trust, just wrote a blog admitting his childhood dream of being a comic strip artist. So he gives it a...

June 2, 2009  3:10 PM

CA to buy some Cassatt assets

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
CA, Cassatt, Data center power management

Last month we reported that Cassatt Corp., a data center energy management software company, was nearing bankruptcy. The CEO said they had been unsuccessful in finding any suitors. That has...

June 1, 2009  6:03 PM

Cassatt survey on data center efficiency: Some great findings

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power management, Green data center

Data center power management software and cloud computing company Cassatt Corp. has a great survey out now on users' perceptions of data center efficiency. What makes the survey especially powerful is it's in its second year, so it can be compared to last year. Jay Fry from Cassatt has a couple...


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