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Equinix Building Boom Continues. Is Chicago Next?

A design concept for a six-story, 300,000 square foot data center in Chicago proposed by McHugh Construction.

For Equinix, 2012 was a year of extraordinary expansion in its global infrastructure, as the company spent $607 million on data center construction and another $334 million to acquire companies in key international markets. It will continue its growth in 2013, and a recent reports suggests that may include a new facility in downtown Chicago. Read More

Telehouse To Expand In London Docklands

The exterior of the new Telehouse West data centre at the Docklands in London.

Global data center company Telehouse has acquired a site in east London, with plans to expand its data center capacity. The 2 acre site is close to its existing Telehouse North, East and West facilities in the Docklands. Read More

Rackspace Shares Slide as Cloud Revenue Moderates

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Shares of Rackspace Hosting are down nearly 20 percent in afternoon trading after the company’s earnings raised concerns that the rate of adoption for cloud computing services may be moderating. The slide reflects Wall Street’s high expectations for Rackspace, which saw its shares rise 72 percent in 2012 amid investor enthusiasm for cloud computing. Read More

Deal Roundup: VMware to Acquire Virsto

VMware (VMW) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire “software-defined storage” player Virsto Software, F5 Networks (FFIV) to buy LineRate in SDN play, Radware acquired performance acceleration specialist Strangeloop Networks. Read More

At Microsoft, Smarter Software Equals Fewer Generators

Sometimes a relatively small amount of software code can make a huge difference in how much you spend on hardware. That’s the case at Microsoft, which has been able to reduce the number of diesel backup generators at its data centers by using software to move workloads from one location to another. Read More

Video: Installing a 2-Megawatt Generator

SoftLayer Technologies recently expanded the power capacity of its DAL05 data center by installing a new Cummins 2-megawatt diesel backup generator. This 4-minute video reveals the process involved in lifting and installing this enormous engine. Read More

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