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Here are today’s quick links to news items in the data center industry:

  • ComputerWorld looks at demand for secure data center space in Virginia, a market driven by the needs of the federal government. The report looks at the Terremark (TMRK) facility in Culpeper, among others.
  • In the wake of rumors that Oracle (ORCL) and (CRM) are talking, Bob Warfield from Smoothspan writes about the potential for consolidation in the software as a service (SaaS) market.
  • Mark Fontecchio from SearchDataCenter looks at the prospect that data center energy efficiency could result in even greater energy use.
  • Google Research has announced that this year’s Scalability Conference will be held June 14 in Seattle.
  • has announced that its San Francisco data center is now climate neutral, and projects carbon savings equivalent to not burning 260,000 gallons of gasoline a year.

About the Author

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.