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 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.