Data Center Design

Compass Offers Data Center Comparison Shopping Tool

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

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

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

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

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

AOL’s Outdoor Micro Data Centers Weather Sandy

AOL’s outdoor servers performed flawlessly during SuperStorm Sandy, demonstrating the durability of the company’s new micro-data center, the company said this week. The storm marked the first serious test of AOL’s new unmanned data centers, which are part of the company’s ambitious plan to reshape its infrastructure. Read More

Facebook Adapts Open Compute for Colo Space

Will the Open Compute Project’s uber-efficient open source hardware designs would ever be available at your local colocation center? It’s taken 18 months, but Facebook has now shared details of its first use of Open Compute hardware in its third-party colo space. Read More

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