New Facilities: Grocery Store to Become Hospital Data Center

There were a number of announcements of new data center projects last week. Here’s a review of some of the announcements:

Windstream Opens Virginia Data Center – Windstream Hosted Solutions held a special event last week to celebrate the grand opening of its enterprise-class data center in McLean, Va. The 65,000-square-foot facility was designed to meet the growing demand for cloud-based and dedicated managed services.

Hospital to Convert Grocery Store into Data Center – A Pennsylvania hospital has received a state grant to help pay for the ongoing project to convert a former grocery store into a state-of-the-art data center that will house new electronic record-management systems. The new facility will house 27,000 square feet of data center space upon opening.

123.Net to Open Remodeled West Michigan Data Center – 123.Net, a Michigan based telecommunications company, today announced that it will be celebrating the opening of its newly remodeled Grand Rapids data center. The facility, located at 400 76th Street in Byron Center, Michigan, has approximately 3500 square feet of data center space and more than 150 cabinets.

Conlink Plans New Data Center in Grand Rapids – Comlink Inc., an East Lansing-based company that specializes in data hosting and “cloud” services, is entering the Grand Rapids market with a 9,000 square-foot data center. The facility at 3950 Sparks Drive SE, will employ 20 initially, the company said.>

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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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