Data Center Industry Links for July 1st

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for July 1st:

  • Steadfast Networks Opens New Data Center in Chicago – Steadfast Networks announced today the opening of its new Chicago data center, located at 725 S. Wells St. The new data center will accommodate the expanding demand for Chicago colocation and hosting services. The initial phase includes 6,000 sq. ft. of raised floor data center space and 750kW of power and is the first phase of a 4.5MW build-out at the location. Press release.
  • onShore Networks Announces New Data Center in Downtown Chicago – onShore Networks today announced it has completed construction of its new Data Center facility in downtown Chicago. The 3,000 square foot data center is centrally located at 216 W. Jackson Boulevard, and expands onShore Networks’ footprint for colocation space. Press Release
  • DataChambers Completes Construction of Second Data Center – The North Carolina-based technology firm DataChambers today announced it has completed construction of a second data center on its 80-acre Winston-Salem campus. The $9 million project more than doubles the company’s capacity to serve clients.
  • Move Networks Up For Sale – Move Networks has just issued a press release saying that it, “intends to retain a financial advisor to assist the Company in evaluating strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the Company.” It has announced that President and CEO Roxanne Austin will step down, “following a brief transition period.” From The Business Of Online Video
  • Eucalyptus Raises $20 Million in New VC Funds – Eucalyptus Systems, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based start-up that is developing a cloud-computing management platform based on open source, says that it has raised $20 million in a new round of funding. From GigaOm.
  • EMC cans Atmos Online service – Cloud storage booster EMC has canned its own Atmos Online cloud storage service, referring customers to its three “world-class service providers”. EMC launched the Atmos Online service in May, 2009. Fourteen months later this has been downgraded to a development resource. From The Register.
  • Carpathia Hosting Names Michael Fox Director of Sales – Carpathia Hosting, the leading provider of enterprise managed hosting services for government agencies and enterprises, announced today the addition of Michael Fox to the Carpathia management team as director of sales for public sector. Press release.
  • FIBERTOWN Adds Partner Program – Data center and business continuity provider FIBERTOWN has formalized a new program to offer partners the expertise and incentives to provide customers premium colocation services and disaster recovery office space. From The WHIR.
  • Computer Network Solutions Leases Colo Space – Computer Network Solutions (“CNS”) has leased approximately 35,000 square feet for its corporate headquarters office and managed network operations at 131 Hoffman Lane in Islandia, N.Y. The new location will increase the CNS Colocation Center footprint up to 20,000 square feet, with another 40,000 available for further expansion. From CityBiz Real Estate
  • Data center backers pressure Missouri Governor – Missouri economic development backers failed in May to get sales tax exemptions approved for data centers. Now they want the Governor to expand the special session call to let lawmakers pass those incentives. One Columbia official says three data center companies are interested in mid-Missouri.
  • Renting HPC: What’s Cloud Got to Do With It? – There are a handful of vendors offering time-tested HPC as a Service to clients across the HPC application spectrum, but unfortunately, they are too often trumpeting these broadly useful services as cloud, which may not be the best approach. From HPC in the Cloud.
  • Lee Technologies Assists in Hosted Solutions Expansion: Lee Technologies, the leading provider of complete data center solutions and resources to some of the most data-reliant corporations and government organizations in the world, has announced the completion of a multimillion-dollar data center expansion project in Charlotte, N.C., for Hosted Solutions, the East Coast’s premier provider of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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.