LIVE! A Data Center Announcement!

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Here’s yet another reason why the Internet is great: I was able to watch the press conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa to announce Google’s new Iowa data center as it happened. Omaha, Nebraska TV station KETV covered the event live and streamed the feed on its web site. Who’da thunk it? I’m a pretty big data center geek, but even I didn’t imagine there would be live TV coverage of data center facility announcements anytime soon.

This demonstrates several things: data centers are becoming a big deal in the communities where they are located, and this particular project is a particularly big deal in the Council Bluffs area (the Omaha market is nearby).

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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.