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Inside ViaWest’s Tier IV Data Center

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ViaWest recently opened the doors at its new Lone Mountain Data Center in north Las Vegas. The Lone Mountain facility is the first Tier IV designed colocation facility in North America, according to the Uptime Institute. Check out our photo feature for details. Read More

Report: IBM, EMC Among Suitors for SoftLayer

A look inside the ailes at an IBM SoftLayer data center in Singapore. The company has just opened a new facility in Hong Kong. (Photo: SoftLayer)

Are we on the brink of another intense flurry of cloud hosting acquisitions? Reuters is reporting that tech titans IBM and EMC are bidding to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, one of the world’s largest hosting and cloud service providers. Read More

Heat Spike in Data Center Caused Hotmail Outage

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The Hotmail servers got entirely too hot Tuesday, causing a major outage for Microsoft’s web-based email services. Both Hotmail and Outlook.com were offline for up to 16 hours after a failed software update caused the heat to spike in one part of a data center supporting those services. Read More

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