Modular Data Centers

Ubiquity Eyes Turning Sears Auto Centers into Data Centers

This illustration depicts how an existing Sears Auto Center can be converted into a data center. Ubiquity Critical Environments is partnering with Schneider Electric to build a national chain of data centers in second-tier markets. (Image: Ubiquity)

Ubiquity Critical Environments is considering plans to build a national chain of IT facilities by converting dozens of Sears Auto Center stores into data centers. The data center initiative is one of several options being considered as Sears pursues a strategy for its fleet of Sears Auto Centers. Read More

Closer Look: The Mysterious Barge in the Bay

The structure on a ship off of Treasure Island. (Photo: Jordan Novet)

It’s hard to say for sure just what’s being built on a barge docked at Treasure Island, in the middle of San Francisco Bay. A data center by infrastructure innovator Google is one of the possibilities. Our photo feature provides a closer look at the mysterious facility. Read More

Video: IO Modules Roll Into Singapore

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It’s not every day that you see a data center for a major financial services company rolling through the streets of a major city. This video from IO provides a look at some of the company’s modules moving through the streets of Singapore, where IO has opened a new facility… Read More

Closer Look: Inside A BladeRoom

A corridor inside a BladeRoom data center (Photo: BladeRoom)

The BladeRoom design focuses on flexibility and the ability to bring together “building block” components into a finished data center. For those who are new to the company, check out our photo feature for a visual tour of the BladeRoom design. Read More

Data Center Customers Warming to Iceland

Power equipment room features compressed gas tanks for the fire suppression system, which uses Nitrogen and other gases already in the normal air mix to push oxygen out of the area on fire. In the event of a fire, the tanks would push the oxygen out of the data hall, thus putting out the fire, but giving staff enough time to leave the room if they are working in it at the time. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Verne Global’s data center on a former NATO base in Iceland is now filling with customers, and will house a data crunching app from RMS, a new tenant of Datapipe, which is launching an online risk management service for insurance providers. Read More

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