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The view from inside the hot air return plenum at SuperNAP 8 in Las Vegas. Server exhaust heat from the data halls enters this chamber before being returned to the cooling units. (Photo: Switch)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of August 8th

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For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

SuperNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold Status for Operations – After earning Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute earlier this year, Switch’s SuperNAP 8 has now added Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability.

Report: CIA’s Amazon Private Cloud Now Online – Amazon Web Services and the CIA have brought online the private cloud the provider has built for all 17 agencies of the intelligence community.

Netmagic’s Next Mumbai Data Center Will be Region’s Largest – Netmagic, subsidiary of the Japanese telecom giant NTT Communications, is building a massive data center in Mumbai, which it says will be the largest data center in the area.

Microsoft Data Center Land in Iowa Six Times Cheaper as Farm Land – The $6 million price tag Microsoft recently agreed to pay for the 100 acres of land in, West Des Moines, Iowa, is about six times the property’s value as agricultural land, an Iowa real estate broker told The Des Moines Register.

Splunk Cuts Prices on Analytics-Based IT Management Cloud Service – Championing its enterprise-ready cloud service for machine data analytics called Splunk Cloud, Splunk announced lower prices, a new free online sandbox and a 100-percent-uptime service level agreement (SLA).

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