Data Center Industry Links for May 28th

Around the web: Mark Bramfitt looks at data center CapEx, infrastructure designers ponder converged pods of IT gear, and a cancer center gets $10 million in stimulus funds for a data center.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for May 28th:

  • A DC CapEx Primer - So, just how much does new data center capacity cost? Fortuitously, capital costs came up in several presentations at the Uptime Symposium in New York last week. Mark Bramfitt on Utilities & IT.
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center getting $10M for data center - The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle will receive $10.1 million in federal stimulus money for a new research data center. From the Puget Sound Business Journal.
  • Data center is part of fraud probe - A New York construction company allegedly overbilled about $3 million for work done on a data center in North Bergen, according to an official familiar with the Manhattan district attorney's investigation into the matter. From The Bergen Record.
  • Schuff Steel Awarded Contract for Data Center in Silicon Valley, CA - Schuff Steel Company has been awarded a new contract for steel fabrication and erection for a 170,000 square foot data center in Silicon Valley. Press Release.
  • IT architects ponder converged infrastructure "pods" - The downside of one-size-fits-all converged infrastructure designs can be inflexbility and lock-in, critics say. Their contention is that the widespread move away from mainframes to distributed systems happened for a reason. From SearchDataCenter.com.
  • RCN Metro Joins Ethernet Exchange Party - RCN Metro has decided to join the growing Ethernet exchange movement. From Telecom Ramblings.
  • India to be looked upon for Cloud Computing: Ballmer - "India will not only see a surge in cloud computing services but companies all over the world will look to India to support their transition to cloud computing," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. From SiliconIndia.