Yahoo: Weather a Key Benefit of NY Location

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In a sign of the growing importance of free cooling in data center site location, representatives of Yahoo cited the cool weather in Western New York as a factor in the company’s interest in building a $150 million data center project in Lockport. Yahoo senior director of operations Scott Noteboom said the company was planning for its “most efficient design to date,”  with an approach intended to lessen usage of water and power. Here’s a video report posted by Buffalo TV station WIVB.This video runs about 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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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