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IO Conducts PUE Faceoff: Modular vs. Raised Floor

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Which delivers the best energy efficiency: raised-floor space or a modular data center? It’s a hard question to answer in a satisfying fashion without comparing apples and oranges. IO has compared the PUE performance of both models within a single facility. Read More

QTS Confirms Plans for IPO, Major Expansion

A view of the rows of racks packing a pod inside the QTS Downtown Atlanta data center.

QTS (Quality Technology Services) has confirmed plans for a $300 million initial public offering (IPO) that will help fund a major expansion of the company’s footprint, focused on its massive data centers in Dallas, Richmond and Atlanta. Read More

Twitter’s New Infrastructure Weathers Massive TweetStorm

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In an unusual test of Twitter’s infrastructure, Japanese anime fans set an all-time record for Tweets per second earlier this month during the showing of a 27-year-old movie on television. The entire event lasted less than ten seconds, but showcased Twitter’s new and improved back-end. Read More

Equinix London Selected By ParFX

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

Equinix is selected by ParFX for its trading platform in London, South Africa National Airways secures 20 Terabytes of the HP Autonomy Cloud, and Telx achieves a Tier III rating and completes a SOC2 examination. Read More

Equinix Hits 110,000 Cross-Connects

The interior of an Equinix data center. Box uses Equinix facilities in California to host its primary infrastructure. (Photo: Equinix)

Equinix recently disclosed that its data centers now house more than 110,000 cross-connects, the physical intersections between networks that make the Internet work. The colocation provider also appointed Charles Meyers as COO and opened a new data center in Tokyo. Read More

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