Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Aug. 25

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Enjoy!

Glacier: Cold Cloud Storage From Amazon: Will the archival of huge volumes of rarely-used files move to the public cloud? Amazon Web Services today rolled out Glacier, a new “cold storage” service that expands the company’s cloud computing platform. Glacier offers archive storage at a cost of one penny per gigabyte per month. The tradeoff: the archives won’t be available instantaneously (hence the “Glacier” moniker) and there will be charges for accessing backups.

CyrusOne IPO Plans Focus on Big Customers, Facilities: Big customers and big facilities are at the heart of the business strategy for CyrusOne, the data center business of Cincinnati Bell, which plans to go public through an initial public offering (IPO) later this year. CyrusOne’s strategic blueprint is laid out in an SEC filing related to its planned IPO as a real estate investment trust, which could occur as soon as the fourth quarter of this year.

Rackspace Buys Oregon Land for Data Center: Rackspace Hosting has confirmed that it has bought land in Oregon for a possible data center, but the company says it has not finalized any plans, and would work with a third-party developer rather than building the facility itself. Rackspace also announced that it is partnering with Digital Realty on a new data center in Sydney, Australia.

ViaWest Buys CoreLink’s Las Vegas Data Center: ViaWest is betting on the Las Vegas market, where it is both building and buying. The managed hosting provider will acquire a CoreLink data center in downtown Las Vegas, doubling the company’s capacity in that market. In May, ViaWest has already announced its intent to develop a facility in North Las Vegas.

OmniCube: Will the Data Center Be Assimilated? SimpliVity Corporation came out of stealth mode today with the launch of OmniCube, a data center appliance promising “the world’s first assimilated IT infrastructure.” Its mission: to automate the management of storage, computing, and networking resources in VMware virtual environments.

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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.

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