Roundup: LINX, Site Selection, Tier Choices

Here’s a roundup of links from late last week that will be of interest to data center professionals:

  • SearchDataCenter is beginning a series of stories on data center construction. The first installment looks at site selection, and include some links and resources to be useful if you’re contemplating a data center expansion.
  • Ted Samson from InfoWorld takes a look at the cost issues involved in building a data center and how they relate to the Tier System developed by The Uptime Institute. It includes some data on the average cost per kilowatt of meeting various Tiers.
  • The London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world’s busiest peering points, was off-line for about an hour last Tuesday. The Register has the details on the incident, which was the second outage at LINX in the past month.

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About the Author

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.