Data Center Industry Links for October 29th

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for October 29th:

  • Cerner seeks incentives for $63M data center – Cerner Corp. is seeking $50 million in industrial revenue bonds from Kansas City to help build a more than 50,000-square-foot warehouse and data center. From the Kansas City Business Journal.
  • Emerson Cuts Power Use Across Data Centers by 50% – Marking the first-year anniversary of its Global Data Center, Emerson reports that it has reduced power consumption across its data centers by more than 50 percent. This is partly due to the transition of its IT operations to its new Global Data Center at its St. Louis headquarters facility last year and closing large data centers in Chicago and Cincinnati. The company also plans to close a legacy data center on the St. Louis campus. From Environmental Leader.
  • Loewen Joins Newmark Knight Frank to Lead Data Center Group – Newmark Knight Frank has hired Bryan Loewen as senior managing director in its Global Corporate Services group. In this position, he will work closely with Newmark Knight Frank’s more than 200 worldwide offices to service corporate data center requirements.
  • Group plots solid state storage path into data centres – A coalition of technology companies is hoping to push solid state storage further into the data centre following the creation of the Solid State Drive Form Factor Working Group. With members including industry players such as Dell, Intel, IBM and Micron Technology, the group said it would focus on the benefits that enterprises could achieve by standardising Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) storage drives. According to the group, it hopes to overcome problems that are currently plaguing the push to get faster, less power-hungry solid state storage into data centres. From PC Pro.
  • NASA installs RFID to track inventory of data center assets – NASA has installed an RFID system at its Langley Research Center in Virginia, designed and deployed by DataSpan Inc. <br />
    The newly installed system will be used to take inventory of critical data center assets like servers, switches, racks and other associated equipment. From RFID News.

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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.