Video: New Alcatel-Lucent Data Center

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Today’s video is a profile of the new Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) Tier IV data center in Marcoussis, France, which includes the largest omniswitch implementation in the world. Alcatel-Lucent recently migrated 850 servers into the facility as part of a broader data center consolidation by Alcatel-Lucent, which hopes to consolidate its 25 data centers worldwide into six locations by the end of 2009. The Marcoussis center is the showcase for the company’s consolidation project, which is being managed by HP Services. This video runs about 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.