Tag: Construction

Building a data-center network with optimal performance and economy

Modern data centers are the new network battlefield, where exploding traffic demands are pushing conventional networking technologies to their absolute performance limits while cost constraints continue to escalate. Nowhere is this more true than in hyper-scale data centers; here, mobile data, video, and social media applications are driving the construction of facilities up to a million square feet or more with vast power consumption and cooling demands.

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ViaWest Opens Huge Denver Data Center

ViaWest has opened its fifth Denver-area data center. The Compark facility — the first greenfield construction project the provider has ever undertaken – is a  210,000 square foot building with 140,000 square feet of raised floor.

The news comes about two months after ViaWest launched a data center in Chaska, Minnesota, to serve the Minneapolis market.

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IBM beefs up its federal cloud effort with new data centers

In a sign that competition for federal computing dollars remains white hot, IBM said it’s opening two new data centers to run federal workloads on IBM SoftLayer cloud. The first facility, in Softlayer’s home town of Dallas, will open later in this month and the other, in data center-rich Ashburn, Virg. will come online later this year, IBM said.

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Equinix Holds Grand Opening for Sixth Dallas Data Center

Equinix has completed its sixth data center in Dallas – a key interconnection point for southern-U.S. fiber routes and for links to Latin America. The company is hosting a grand opening for the facility, launched earlier this year, today. Among interconnection options at the new facility will be ExpressRoute, which will provide private network connections to Microsoft’s Azure cloud services.

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Study: Facebook’s Data Center Created Thousands of Jobs in Oregon

Data center construction in the U.S. has been booming over the past several years, and state and local governments have been competing to attract data center projects to their jurisdictions, primarily by offering tax breaks and by making it easier for the companies to go through planning processes.

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Facebook: Now It’s All About The Building by Peter Judge

Two weeks ago, my suggestion that we build data centers from straw was not entirely serious. But the coverage last week of Facebook’s new project in Sweden proves one thing: it actually is time we thought carefully about the buildings that house our tech.

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