Officials at Cisco (CSCO) are promoting Scotland as an ideal location for data center development, according to a report in the UK tech site Silcon.com 
. Gordon Thomson, Cisco’s director for Ireland and Scotland, said that the site location benefits of Scotland include stable weather and renewable energy sources, including an abundance of water and wind-power generation facilities. “I think this could be a phenomenal play for Scotland, Thomson said. “We could build you a data centre that is 100 per cent green. Wind and tidal energy are there in abundance. We have the telecoms infrastructure and the high-capacity networks. And we have a good, local skills base.”
Cisco is said to be seeking the support of a number of politicians in its effort to promote Scotland as a suitable place for data centres, such as the SNP’s John Swinney, who is also the cabinet secretary for finance and sustainable grown in the Scottish government.
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 Silcon.com: http://hardware.silicon.com/storage/0,39024649,39168562,00.htm
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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