Author Archives: Rich Miller

About Rich Miller

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.

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Sept. 28

The eBay data center in South Jordan, Utah. (Photo: eBay)

The Week in Review: eBay goes Bloom-powered in Utah, Google plans for major expansions in Oklahoma and Oregon, Scott Noteboom seeks new horizons with LitBit, Telx continues to fill Manhattan’s iconic telecom towers with data. Read More

eBay Goes Live With its Bloom-Powered Data Center

An array of Bloom Energy Server fuel cells running on natural gas are provifing the primary power for the new eBay data center in Utah. (Photo: eBay)

eBay has debuted a new data center power design that abandons diesel generators and UPS units in favor of Bloom Energy fuel cells powered by natural gas. Executives from eBay and Bloom say the facility in South Jordan, Utah sets a radical new course for the data center industry. Read More

Google Confirms $600 Million Expansion in The Dalles

Google's data center campus in the Dalles, Oregon. (Photo: Google)

The Dalles, Oregon has become the latest member of the Billion Dollar Data Center Club. Google said today that it will spend $600 million to expand its data center campus on the banks of the Columbia River in The Dalles, bringing the giant company’s investment in the small town to $1.2 billion since 2005. Read More

Equinix Opens Second Rio de Janeiro Data Center

Inside the Equinix SG2 data center building in Singapore, where customers now have the option to connect privately to Microsoft Azure. (Photo: Equinix)

Equinix (EQIX) said today that its ALOG Data Centers unit in Brazil has opened a second International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Rio de Janeiro. Equinix said the new RJ2 facility will enable it to meet strong customer demand in the fast-growing Brazilian market. Read More