Data Center Links for December 10th

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for December 10th:

  • Modular data centers push SSD storage adoption – Microsoft is gradually moving away from mechanical-disk storage and toward solid-state drives, starting with high-density storage applications, such as SAN. The company has started replacing spindles with speeds of 10,000RPM or faster in its data centers with SSD arrays, with plans to gradually make a total transition to SSD-based storage. One of the main reasons is its transition to a new container-based data center design, which Microsoft manager of global operations engineering Nic Bustamante says is not very friendly with high-density storage systems comprised of mechanical disks.
  • Vantage Data Centers Selects GE Intelligent Platform – GE Intelligent Platforms today announced that Vantage Data Centers, a new wholesale data center operator, has chosen the company’s high availability mission critical solution to enable Vantage to deliver energy‐efficient, scalable, data center solutions to enterprise customers. Vantage Data Centers, which is focused on the ownership, development and operation of highly efficient and scalable wholesale data centers, will leverage GE Intelligent Platforms’ hardware and software solutions for its 37 MW Santa Clara Data Center campus. Press release.
  • nPhase Partners with Terremark – nPhase, a Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm Incorporated joint venture, today announced it will deliver among the highest levels of availability for machine-to-machine (M2M) enterprise management software, “five nines,” leveraging nPhase’s advanced M2M cloud platform and Terremark’s industry-leading IT infrastructure services. Press release.
  • SEC scraps plans for new data center – The Securities and Exchange Commission has called off plans to a lease a new data center, according to agency contracting officials. The move, as the end of its current contract nears, marks the second time the regulatory agency has abandoned efforts to find a home for one of two primary data centers it maintains. From NextGov.

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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.