Data Center Design

Yahoo Computing Coop: Shape of Things to Come?

An aerial view of the Yahoo data center in Lockport, N.Y.

The Yahoo Computing Coop (YCC) is the culmination of a five-year effort to completely rethink the company’s data center design. Yahoo says its unusual new data center in Lockport, N.Y. will operate with far greater efficiency than its previous designs. Read More

Earthquakes and Data Centers

What happens inside the data center during an earthquake? Here’s a look at several different approaches to earthquake remediation at the rack level and the building level. Read More

Open Sourcing Data Center Design

Can the principles of open source software transform the data center industry? A group of industry veterans are teaming with the University of Missouri to test-drive an open source data center design and engineering initiative. Read More

Building Up: Nine-Foot High Server Racks

Some data center users are building up, rather than out. By using oversize racks that are 9 feet tall instead of the standard 7 feet, they are able to pack more servers into each square foot of data center space. Read More

Bick Group Acquires Cloud Consultants

Bick Group has announced the acquisition of Blue Mountain Labs (BML), a consulting firm focused on the adoption of cloud computing within enterprise and government organizations. BML was founded by David Linthicum, a thought leader in the cloud computing and service oriented architecture (SOA) space. Read More

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