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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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November 26, 2008  9:05 PM

Eco-efficient IT Research Director discusses conservation tactics



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Data center power management, Green data center

At the recent 451 Group Third Annual Client Conference in Boston, I spoke with 451 Group Eco-efficient IT Research Director Andy Lawrence about the energy-efficiency politics, tools...


November 21, 2008  12:29 AM

Green data center site selection: Cost versus sustainability



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, Green data center

Over the past two years, SearchDataCenter.com has published articles on the cheapest places in the U.S. to operate a data center. The data center site selection reports from 2006 and


November 19, 2008  4:52 PM

EU launches Code of Conduct for Data Centers



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
data center consolidation, Data center policies, Data center power management, DataCenter, EU Code of Conduct for Data Centers, Green data center, Virtualization

The Sustainable Development and Energy Innovation of the U.K.'s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has challenged the IT...

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November 17, 2008  10:31 PM

Cloud computing versus colocation: What’s the right fit?



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Data center colocation, Data center hosting, DataCenter

What can the cloud do for you? That depends on your field of vision. At the 451 Group’s 3rd Annual Client Conference this week, I spoke with Antonio Piraino, a senior analyst of...


November 6, 2008  7:45 PM

27 tips for good data center design



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center design, DataCenter

Last month, Techtarget held its Data Center Decisions conference in Chicago, and the second-day keynote was given by Ken Brill, the executive director and founder of


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