Posted By Rich Miller On April 29, 2010 @ 8:57 pm In Management | 1 Comment
Oracle Corp. has resumed construction on a nearly $300 million data center in West Jordan, state officials told local media  Thursday. The company had halted work  on the 180,000 square foot project in the spring of 2009.
Oracle unveiled the West Jordan project in May 2008 , when company president Safra Catz said the new facility “will allow us to support our growing On Demand business, as well as the technology infrastructure to support our research and development and customer service requirement.” Oracle touted its Project Sequoia design  at industry trade shows and broke ground in October 2008 .
Oracle apparently halted construction around the time it offered to acquire Sun Microsystems  for $7.4 billion. The deal created a “buy vs. build” choice for Oracle, as Sun operates dozens of data centers, including a relatively new high-efficiency Broomfield, Colorado data center  and Sun’s high-density installation at the SuperNAP in Las Vegas .
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 local media: http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_14985851
 halted work: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/07/08/oracle-halts-utah-data-center-project/
 May 2008: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/05/19/oracle-confirms-285m-utah-data-center/
 Project Sequoia design: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/08/08/oracle-discusses-its-utah-data-center/
 broke ground in October 2008: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/10/27/oracle-breaks-ground-on-utah-project/
 acquire Sun Microsystems: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/04/20/oracle-agrees-to-buy-sun-for-74-billion/
 Broomfield, Colorado data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/01/26/suns-colorado-consolidation-saves-millions/
 SuperNAP in Las Vegas: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/06/17/suns-cloud-chilling-at-vegas-supernap/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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