Data Center Industry Links for May 14th

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for May 14th:

  • White House moves Recovery.gov to Amazon’s cloud – Smartronix, chose Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to host the site. NASA has used EC2 for testing, but this will be the first time a government website – a “.gov” – has been hosted on Amazon’s EC2. From O’Reilly Radar
  • Thoughts on the Likelihood of a LVLT/GLBC merger – Lately there have been various research reports hinting or outright speculating about a consolidation event between Level 3 Communications (LVLT) and Global Crossing (GLBC). Whether or not there is fire under all that smoke or not, there is a steady buzz of speculation going on right now. From Rob Powell at Telecom Ramblings.
  • Cray looks to extend leverage even further into enterprise space – Cray is getting harder and harder to define as a high end pure play HPC company. as the company continues to diversify its hardware offerings, it becomes ever clearer that Cray wants a piece of the enterprise compute market as well. From John West at Inside HPS.
  • Data Center Design: Achieving a Dim Data Center – One of our readers requested examples of solutions which can help to achieve a dim data center. As such, here are some key things to consider. From Pete Sacco at PTS.
  • Cincinnati Bell Eyes Global Data Center Expansion – Cincinnati Bell hopes its impending purchase of data center operator CyrusOne will help launch the company into a global data center business serving Fortune 1000 customers, Cincinnati Bell CEO Jack Cassidy told participants in a conference call Thursday.

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.