Roundup: Data Center Announcements

There have been a number of announcements of new data center projects in the past week, reflecting continued activity in a challenging environment. Here’s a roundup:

  • Online broker Scottrade announced a new data center in the Phoenix market. The 20,000 square foot facility will serve as a backup site for the company’s primary data center in St. Louis.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs will build a $32 million data center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The 66,000 square foot facility will employee 120 workers.
  • Limestone Networks opened a new dedicated hosting facility in the DataBank building in downtown Dallas, which was previously home to the Dallas branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Web hosting company Site Ox said it has opened a new data center in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. 
  • Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) said it will open a new data center in Nerima district of Tokyo in March 2009.

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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.

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