What to Read: Week of August 21st

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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:

  • A Data Center in a Former Model T Plant: Here’s a particularly interesting example of the new economy operating in the footprint of the old: Hosting.com has retrofitted a former Model T factory in Denver to house a 30,000 square foot data center.
  • Weather Sites Gird for Hurricane Season – We reached out to three of the leading weather sites to talk about their infrastructure and preparations for hurricane-driven traffic spikes. They use a combination of tools, including in-house data centers, hosting services, content delivery networks and cloud computing platforms.
  • $110M Credit Line to Boost Growth at Latisys – Managed hosting provider Latisys has successfully refinanced its existing $65 million senior credit facility with a new $110 million credit line through a consortium of eight leading financial institutions.
  • Data Center Industry Expansion in Full Swing - The nation’s leading users of data center space continue to increase their use of mission-critical facilities, as nearly two-thirds are in active expansion mode, according to a survey of Data Center Knowledge readers.

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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.