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September 18, 2010  8:35 PM

Greenpeace keeps pressure on Facebook over coal-powered data center



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, DataCenter, Facebook, site selection

If you don't think minimizing greenhouse gas emissions are part of your job description as a data center manager, think again. Greenpeace just published a new video chastising Facebook for choosing Pacific Power, a utility owned by PacifiCorp, to provide the electricity for its new Prineville,...

March 30, 2010  2:17 PM

Data center colo/IBX Equinix opens its 50th, yes 50th, data center



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Equinix

Equinix's LD5 data centerData center colocation and International...


March 24, 2010  6:54 PM

Wikipedia outage caused by overheating data center



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, data center outage, wikipedia data center

A cooling problem in one of Wikipedia's European data centers caused overheating in the facility that cascaded and eventually caused global outages to the site today, officials from the company reported. "As this impacted all Wikipedia and other projects access from European users, we were...


March 24, 2010  1:59 PM

One of world’s largest data centers open in South Wales



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, mega data center

A company called Next Generation Data in Wales...


March 24, 2010  12:44 PM

Putting together one of Microsoft’s “ITPAC” data centers



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, microsoft itpac

In a blog yesterday morning,...


March 4, 2010  5:06 PM

Digital Realty Trust releases results of new data center study



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, digital realty trust

Major data center real estate company Digital Realty Trust has released the results of a new data center study that shows most large companies ready to expand their data...


March 1, 2010  6:19 PM

Bloom Box for data center: kind of expensive, and not that reliable



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
bloom energy box, Data Center

Forrester analysts Rachel Dines and Doug Washburn put a damper on the excitement around the


February 25, 2010  9:02 PM

Google using Bloom box to power data center



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Google data center

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February 24, 2010  12:23 PM

EPA developing Energy Star spec for uninterruptible power supplies (UPSes)



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Uninterruptible Power Supply

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing an Energy Star specification for uninterruptible power supplies (UPSes), which are widely used in data centers. The EPA has reached its...


February 24, 2010  11:16 AM

Michigan data center director: California can do it



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
consolidation, Data Center

This week I talked to Carol Sherman, data center director for the state of Michigan, about California's data center consolidation plan. In a story I wrote about the California consolidation, I raised...


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