Posted By Rich Miller On November 30, 2006 @ 10:37 am In Austin | Comments Disabled
IBM will build a 36,000-square-foot data center in Austin by June 2007 as part of an $863 million contract to consolidate information technology operations at 27 state agencies, state officials said Tuesday. Most of the media coverage of IBM’s customer win has focused on the enormous size of the project. But it also underscores the emergence of the Austin area  as a white-hot market for data center development.
Here’s a summary of data center projects either proposed or finalized in 2006:
The exact site of the new state data center is not being disclosed, but data center will include tightly guarded space where 17 mainframe computers operated by the agencies will be consolidated into six and where about 1,200 servers will replace about 5,500 that are now spread statewide.
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 $863 million contract : http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/11/29/29contract.html
 Austin area: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/austin-index.html
 building two large facilities: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/May/22/hps_data_center_mega-consolidation.html
 350 acre data center park: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/Mar/03/data_center_park_planned_in_austin.html
 bought two properties : http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/Jan/11/digital_realty_acquires_five_more_properties.html
 $600 million mega-data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/Jun/07/microsoft_eyes_texas_for_600m_data_center.html
 $475 million data center project: http://
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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