Posted By Rich Miller On February 4, 2012 @ 9:56 am In DCK | No Comments
For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Enjoy!
Facebook’s $1 Billion Data Center Network  – Facebook has invested more than $1 billion in the infrastructure that powers its social network, which now serves more than 845 million users a month around the globe. The company spent $606 million on servers, storage, network gear and data centers in 2011, and expects to spend another $500 million this year, Facebook revealed Wednesday in its filing for an initial public stock offering.
SeaMicro Servers Get Brawny With Xeon Chips  – SeaMicro has adapted its many-core server design to work with Intel Xeon processors, significantly expanding the type of workloads that can run on the company’s low-energy servers. SeaMicro says the new server will use half the power and a third of the space of equivalent computing power in competing rackmount units.
Amazon: 762 Billion Objects Stored on S3 Cloud  – How fast is Amazon Web Services growing? The number of objects stored on the company’s S3 cloud storage service tripled in the 12-month period between the final quarters of 2010 and 2011. S3 now stores an amazing 762 billion objects. By any measure, that’s extraordinary growth.
SuperNAP Featured on CBS Evening News  – The massive SuperNAP data center was in the spotlight last Thursday evening when it was featured in a report on the CBS Evening News. Switch, the colocation company that built the SuperNAP, is being cited as a symbol of the possible growth industries for Las Vegas.
Inside IO’s Modular Data Center Assembly Line  – As adoption of modular designs begins to scale up, the infrastructure focus is shifting from the modules themselves to the back end – the factories to enable mass production of these products. The IO factory is on the front lines of this effort.
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 Facebook’s $1 Billion Data Center Network: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/02/02/facebooks-1-billion-data-center-network/
 SeaMicro Servers Get Brawny With Xeon Chips: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/01/31/seamicro-servers-get-brawny-with-xeon-chips/
 Amazon: 762 Billion Objects Stored on S3 Cloud: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/01/31/amazon-762-billion-objects-stored-on-s3-cloud/
 SuperNAP Featured on CBS Evening News: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/01/30/supernap-featured-on-cbs-evening-news/
 Inside IO’s Modular Data Center Assembly Line: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/01/30/inside-ios-modular-data-center-assembly-line/
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