Data Center Industry Links for May 14th

Noteworthy data center news and analysis for May 14th: Recovery.gov moves to the Amazon EC2 cloud, rumors of Level 3 - Global Crossing merger, plus news on Cray, Cincinnati Bell and data center lighting.

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.