AMD Plans $100 Million Atlanta Data Center

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Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices is planning a $100 million data center project near Atlanta in Suwanee, Georgia. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company cited affordable power and real estate as key factors in its decision.

“We will be consolidating the capacity from some (of) our smaller data centers in North America into a bigger state-of-the-art facility, which allows us to take advantage of the latest technology and achieve efficiencies of scale,” AMD spokeswoman Pushpita Prasad told the Atlanta Business Chronicle (registration required).

Suwanee is already home to at least two major data centers, including a 350,000 square foot facility operated by QTS (Quality Technology Services) and a major data center hub for HP.

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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.

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  1. Good news for Atlanta. Atlanta and now its suburbs are fast becoming IT hub of the South. The QTS data center is also home to Google!