Roundup: Twitter, Emerson, Premier Technical

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Here’s a roundup of some quick data center news links for today:

  • A number of prominent bloggers have advanced strategies for decentralizing Twitter. I don’t recall Twitter asking to be decentralized, but the service’s recent performance problems have invited speculation about alternatives. Against that backdrop, Alex Iskold at ReadWriteWeb takes a look at the architecture challenge faced by twitter and similar light streaming services, and whether the cloud can improve upon relational database approaches.
  • Emerson Process Management has announced plans to build a $12 million data center in Marshalltown, Iowa. The center will back up information from Emerson operations across the world, according to the Cedar Valley Courier.
  • Premier Technical Services of Luray, Virginia will open a data center in Page County, creating 96 new jobs. The $16.5 million data center that will incorporate “green design,” and the company plans to apply for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the new facility.

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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.