Data Center Design

Building Smaller: DFT Adopts New Data Center Design

DuPont Fabros Technology will continue to build some of the largest data centers on the planet. But it will do so in smaller chunks. The developer says it is finalizing a new design that will deploy new wholesale data center space in smaller phases of about 4.5 megawatts. Read More

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

Digital Realty Powers Up its POD Architecture

Infrastructure equipment arrives for installation at a Digital Realty data center

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

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

Hyve Unveils Open Compute Servers and Storage

An Open Compute Project compliant rack that was developed for Riot Games was available in the Hyve booth at the summit.

Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (SNX), rolled out Open Compute Project compliant hardware at Tuesday’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit. Many attendees were at the company both reviewing the production-grade rack developed with gaming company, Riot Games. Read More

OVH Goes Big and Green With New Quebec Data Center

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Web hosting giant OVH has officially opened up a massive, energy-efficient data center in Beauharnois, Quebec to act as its North American presence. The facility, located in a suburb of Montreal, is a behemoth of a data center with capacity for 360,000 servers. Read More

Open Compute: Momentum Builds for Open Hardware

At the Open Compute Summit 2013, Facebook's hardware guru, Frank Frankovsky, displays a board showing common sockets, compliant with the Open Compute Common Slot Specification. It is affectionately known as the "Group Hug" board. Processors from AMD, Applied Micro, Calxeda and Intel can all work with this board.

In less than two years, the Open Compute Project (OCP) has grown far beyond its origins as a showcase for Facebook’s design innovations, evolving into an active community building cutting-edge hardware, disrupting the traditional IT supply chain, and laying the groundwork for future innovation.. More than 1,900 technologists gathered for the Open Compute Summit at the Santa Clara Convention. Read More

GSA Hits the ‘Like’ Button on Open Compute

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It just got easier for government agencies to use Facebook’s data center designs if they choose. Hyve, a division of Synnex which makes servers and storage solutions based on Open Compute designs, has qualified as a government vendor under General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70. Read More

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