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June, 2009

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June 30, 2009  3:16 PM

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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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.

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

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

Matt Stansberry Matt Stansberry Profile: Matt Stansberry

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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

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June 8, 2009  8:46 PM

Energy Star for servers: Unexpected impact on data center efficiency

Jbeltran Jeannette Beltran Profile: Jbeltran

This blog post was written by SearchDataCenter.com 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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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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