Data Center Industry Links for June 9th

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for June 9th:

  • BendBroadBand to Open Data Center in Oregon – Internet broadband provider BendBroadband announced on Monday it plans to build and operate a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum-certified private data center in the Northeast Bend of Oregon. From The WHIR.
  • How Zynga Survived FarmVille – At the time of FarmVille’s launch, Zynga had just run out of data center space, so the company had to use Amazon’s EC2. That circumstance-based decision was extremely lucky, Williams said; given the game’s huge growth, without Amazon FarmVille would have failed. From GigaOm.
  • Independent Bankers Capital Funds Select CyberlinkASP – CyberlinkASP, the leader in outsourced IT and integrated managed service solutions, today announced that it has been selected by IBC Management, LLC to provide outsourced IT and managed hosting. CyberlinkASP will implement its turnkey virtual private cloud and Citrix-based technologies to support the mission critical IT component(s) of the investment firm. Press Release.
  • The cloud is not magic – Just because it’s in the cloud doesn’t make it magic. And it can be very, very dangerous to assume that it is. CloudPundit on misconceptions about cloud computing.
  • Cisco’s Telepresence Forges Ahead – From Telecom Ramblings: Few applications have the potential to burn as much bandwidth as telepresence, and Cisco Systems (CSCO: chart, news) continues to push the technology forward.
  • Twitter, now 2 billion tweets per month – From Royal Pingdom: Back in December 2009, the number of tweets per month on Twitter reached 1 billion for the first time. Now in May, we reached yet another milestone: 2 billion tweets per month (or to be precise, 1.99 billion, which is close enough).

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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.