Friday Linkfest: Amazon, MySQL, CIX,

As usual, it’s been a busy week in the data center industry. Here’s our roundup of some stories of interest:

  • Liam Eagle at The WHIR blog has photos from a tour of Microsoft’s Redmond campus. They also have a Flickr photo set from this week’s Microsoft Hosting Summit.
  • SearchDataCenter has an interesting look at mantraps and how they are used to prevent “tailgating” – entry of an unauthorized user who sneaks into a facility by quickly following an authorized user. The new Savvis facility in Dallas is used as a case study in mantrap technology.

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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.