Keystone NAP has delivered the first modular “KeyBlock” unit to its data center on the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The modules were co-developed with Schneider Electric and are configured to each individual customer’s power, cooling, and network connectivity needs.
Hosted private cloud and managed hosting provider SingleHop has launched its largest data center to date in a ten-year $30 million investment with Digital Realty Trust in the Chicago area. The new 13,000 square foot white space has capacity for up to 20,000 servers and is adjacent to expansion space for another 10,000 square feet.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The data center industry isn’t serious enough about testing the performance and safety of new facilities, according to Chris Crosby, who says this practice will lead to problems unless it is addressed.
Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters, is an ardent advocate of the importance of commissioning, the thorough testing of mission-critical systems in new data centers.
DataSite completed a $12 million critical systems upgrade in its Orlando data center, adding power and cooling capacity. The company provides wholesale and retail colocation space for medium and high power density computing environments.
The single story, free-standing building is 130,000 square feet. It was built to withstand hurricanes, one of the most potent natural disasters in the state. The facility is Category 5 hurricane rated and is 60 miles inland, outside of the 500-year floodplain.
This is the first feature in our three-part series on Bitcoin mining infrastructure.
The Bitcoin mining craze is driving the creation of a new breed of computing facilities featuring high-density hardware, low-reliability electrical infrastructure and off-the-shelf enclosures. These “hashing centers” often are built in old warehouses and house servers on shelving from hardware stores like the Home Depot.
Baidu, the largest Chinese search engine and Web services company (China’s equivalent of Google, essentially) has bought two pre-fabricated data center modules from the French energy management, infrastructure and automation multinational Schneider Electric.
In keeping with its image of a forward-looking technologically sophisticated hosting company, Rackspace held its first Solve event in San Francisco on Monday, speaker presentations sandwiched by Docker CEO Ben Golub as the opening keynote and by CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi as the day’s final keynote.
Data centers aren't the center of the IT universe anymore. With plenty of resources for hosting dynamic workloads -- cloud, colocation, as a service, or data center -- the on-premises facility layout must become equally flexible.
Standard design blocks are rated at 250 kW, but other densities are available. Forming working infrastructure, sub-modules include raised floor system, variety of rack options, cable raceway, power distribution, cabling , fire suppression, and lighting …
When we took aim at the big green data center purveyors like Google, Apple and Facebook, we had no idea that we’d struck an energy efficiency nerve with data center professionals around the globe. It turns out that yes, everyone’s aware that PUE is a big of a weasel calculation when it comes to energy efficiency. What’s more, data center admins know that greenwashing is prevalent.