Top 10 Data Center Stories: February 2012
Google is seeking tax incentives to expand its data center in Iowa, near where it recently sought permission to deploy an array of 4.5 meter satellite dishes like those pictured above. (Source: SETI Institute)

Top 10 Data Center Stories: February 2012

News from the data center industry in February included innovative projects and alternative energy plans such as Google "planting" antennas in Iowa and Apple planning solar arrays. Here's the top 10 data center stories of the month.

An example of an array of 4.5 meter satellite dishes. Google is seeking permission to deploy an array of 4.5 meter satellite dishes near its data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Source: SETI Institute)

News from the data center industry in February included innovative projects and alternative energy plans such as Google seeking approvals for satellite antennas in Iowa and Apple planning solar arrays. The news included announcements of a new data center projects for Apple in Oregon, and Nebraska seeking to land a $1 billion project in its state. There was also interest in stories on defense contractor Harris exiting the cloud business, Windows Azure getting hit with downtime and the total cost of Facebook's infrastructure amounting to $1 billion. Here’s a look at the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge during February 2012, ranked by total page views:

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