Data Center Industry Links for May 11th

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for May 10th:

  • Ignition Partners backs Heroku – Ignition Partners is leading a $10 million investment in Heroku, a San Francisco-based startup which helps developers more easily build and manage applications in the cloud. From TechFlash.
  • Wyoming Supercomputer nears final approval – The National Science Board has given its approval to the proposed NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center, which moves the $530 million project ahead to its final hurdle of authorization by the National Science Foundation. From Boulder County Business Report
  • Network Cabling: Hidden Highway in Low Latency Race – A holistic, full-network approach to trading floor IT challenges should start with the most basic, foundational element of the network: the cabling system. From Wall Street & Technology
  • Colo5 Data Center Activates Fiber Optic Ring – Colo5, LLC a leading provider of broadband services and data center colocation services in Jacksonville, Florida, announced the activation of a custom-built, dedicated, private fiber optic ring throughout metro Jacksonville. Via PR Newswire.
  • BT Expands Data Center in Singapore – BT announced on Monday it will be expanding its BT Radianz Proximity Solution hosting services in Singapore. The data center is managed and operated by StarHub, BT’s telecom partner for access services in Singapore. From The WHIR.
  • Telecom company opens data center at STEP – The Business Review (Albany): – tw telecom (TWTC) is occupying 13,000 square feet of colocation space at the STEP park in Malta, NY, which is owned by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. From the Albany Business Review .
  • Containerized data centers: Is a box a good fit? – Christian Belady and Chuck Goolsbee debate the pros and cons of modular data centers. From SearchDataCenter.com.

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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.