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Microsoft’s Evolving Data Center Design

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Recent changes in web-scale data center design can be seen in the evolution of the Internet infrastructure at Microsoft, which has been the leading proponent of deploying servers on pre-fabricated modules rather than traditional data halls. We’ve put together a photo feature providing a visual guide to Microsoft’s design evolution. Read More

$1.5 Billion Iowa Project is Still Alive. Is it Apple?

The mysterious $1.5 billion project known as Project Catapult is apparently back in play in Iowa. Local officials aren’t identifying the mystery company, but an intriguing clue has emerged from documents suggesting the project will use solar power and fuel cells.
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Digital Realty Powers Up its POD Architecture

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Digital Realty Trust has updated a key building block in its data center construction process to provide tenants with more power to support their IT infrastructure. POD Architecture 3.0 makes more effective use of pre-fabricated designs, allowing Digital Realty to offer customers up to 1.2 megawatts of IT capacity in each data hall, up from 1.125 megawatts. Read More

Microsoft To Build Two More Data Centers in Virginia

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Microsoft Corp. will invest an additional $348 million to expand its modular data center site in southern Virginia, the company said today. The company will build two additional facilities on its data center campus to increase capacity to serve its growing customer base. Read More

Compass Offers Data Center Comparison Shopping Tool

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Compass Datacenters today released an online tool providing data center users with comparisons between different deployment models and providers. Compass says this “online data center configurator” is being offered as an educational resource for decision-makers involved in planning a data center project. Read More

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