What to Read at DCK: Week of June 12th

Had a busy work week? For your weekend reading, here’s a recap some of the noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week:

  • Data Center Economics: Build vs. Buy – Does it make more sense to build your own data center, use a colocation center to house your gear, or lease turn-key space from a wholesale data center provider?
  • Moving Beyond ‘Babysitting Servers’ – After years of living in air-conditioned, brightly-lit rooms, servers are now seeing a change in their surroundings. At the largest data center builders, servers now reside in warmer, darker environs, sometimes encased in shipping containers. Is the data center industry ready to get out of the “babysitting” business?
  • Water Main Break Floods Dallas Data Center – IT systems in Dallas County were offline for more than three days last week after a water main break flooded the basement of the Dallas County Records Building.
  • Facebook Begins Deploying IPv6 – Facebook has begun using IPv6, the company said today, joining a growing number of leading Internet networks that have deployed the next generation of the Internet Protocol.
  • Yahoo is Ready for A Data Center Revolution – Yahoo has progressively refined its data center design, setting aside conventional wisdom about humidity and temperature in data centers.
  • DuPont Fabros Building Big in New Jersey – DuPont Fabros enters the New Jersey market with big ambitions and a big data center.

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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.