Homeland Security Plans 2nd Data Center

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a request for information as it plans to add a new data center that will provide real-time mirroring of the operations housed at an existing 100,000 square foot data center. DHS is seeking to have the new facility be located some distance from the existing center, and preferably on a separate power grid, to allow for the department’s operations to continue in the event of a regional disaster or a blackout that takes the entire Eastern Interconnection area offline.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.