EMC Buys Site for Research Triangle Data Center

Storage giant EMC Corp. recently announced an expansion of its cloud computing platform, adding a compute service to its cloud storage offering. Where will these cloud services live? EMC has bought a 450,000 square foot warehouse in Durham, North Carolina that it plans to convert into a data center and R&D facility.

Local media report that EMC Corp. has bought the Essex Center building in Durham from Crown Realty & Development of Irvine, Calif. Last month EMC announced a $280 million expansion plan in the Triangle over the next five years. The company said the new data center and research and development lab would totaling 260,000 square feet of space within the Essex building.

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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.

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