Category: Data Center Construction

Growth Continues in Secondary North American Data Center Markets

While top data center markets like New York, Silicon Valley, and Dallas get most of the attention, a lot of growth is taking place in markets considered secondary. Markets like Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, and, more recently, Reno, Nevada, are seeing a lot of multi-tenant data center construction and take-up.

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The Importance of Scalability and Cost of Data Center Solutions

Two of the most influential benefits in data center solutions are scalability and cost. These two advantages have the potential to impact data center performance the most. They also are key reasons for a business migrating to a service provider’s data center colocation facility. When a business builds its own on-premise data center, it has a challenging task of determining the best size. The facility must meet current requirements, but it must also be able to address future capacity needs.

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Vast Data Center Spending Fuels Race to Cloud Dominance

As top cloud infrastructure service providers compete for share of what they say is a market that’s only getting started, they spend billions of dollars annually on data centers to support those services. And their yearly cloud data center spend is only going to increase.

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Report: Apple Resuming Oregon Data Center Expansion Following End Of Controversial Tax

Apple is going ahead with a major expansion of its Prineville, Oregon data center, reports The Oregonian. The expansion comes shortly after Governor Kate Brown signed a bill killing a controversial tax potentially threatening data center projects in the area.

Apple has not confirmed the expansion. However, on Oregon Public Broadcasting, Judge Mike McCabe, Crook County’s administrator, said Apple is planning a major expansion but details of that project remain under negotiation.

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Telehouse Building 11-Story London Data Center

Telehouse Europe, the data center service provider subsidiary of the major Japanese telco KDDI, announced plans to build an 11-story data center in London. This will be the company’s fifth London data center, adding nearly 250,000 square feet of space to its portfolio.

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Data Center Building vs. Outsourcing: What’s Best For Your Business

When businesses are on the fast track and experiencing growth, they often find themselves in need of additional storage space for their data. Whether it’s adding additional applications for email, streaming or other critical resource-intensive applications, businesses must make the decision to lease data center space or build an in-house storage infrastructure.

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Vantage Adds Data Center Facilities Management Services

Vantage Data Centers announced addition of Critical Facilities Management services to its list of offerings. CFM services are a way to outsource day-to-day data center management expertise.

The Santa Clara, California-based provider’s data center management suite includes consulting and custom on-site support from Vantage employees. That support goes as far as shipping and receiving of equipment, landscape maintenance, and trash removal.

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Schneider Electric Recalls PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers Due to Fire, Burn, Electrical Shock Hazards | CPSC.gov

Hazard: The circuit breakers will not trip during an overload condition.

The recall involves PowerPact J-frame molded case circuit breakers with thermal-magnetic trip units. The circuit breakers are made of black plastic and have a three-position breaker handle that indicates whether the breaker is off, on or tripped. The recalled circuit breakers are rated for 150 to 250 amps, have interruption ratings of D, G, J, L and R. They were manufactured in two pole and three pole configurations with either lug-in/lug-out or plug-in (I-Line) style connectors.

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First Data Center Module Arrives at Keystone NAP’s Steel Mill Site

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.

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Ten Huge Multi-Tenant Data Centers that Came Online in 2014

There was no shortage of huge data center openings this year, majority of them multi-tenant facilities, where owners lease space to companies. In November, market research firm IDC said huge data centers being built by service providers will account for more than 70 percent of all data center construction by 2018.

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