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Major Outage for BlueHost, HostGator, HostMonster


A Utah data center supporting some of the web hosting industry’s best known brands has suffered a networking outage, causing an extended service outage. The problems at a Provo, Utah facility operated by Endurance International Group, have led to downtime for customers of BlueHost, HostGator and HostMonster. Read More

Field of Streams: MLB Opens Omaha Data Center for Video Data

The Scott Data Center in Nebraska is home to a new data center for MLB Advanced Media. (Photo: Scott Data Center)

MLB Advanced Media streams and stores a multitude of baseball games, as well as other events. Its data has gotten so big that it’s taking down 8,000 square feet in Omaha, subleasing from Level 3 at the Scott Data Center. The company said Hurricane Sandy drove home the need for a second location outside of New York. Read More

Uptime Institute Founder Ken Brill Passes Away


Kenneth Brill, one of the data center industry’s thought leaders for decades, passed away on Tuesday. Brill was the founder of The Uptime Institute and Upsite Technologies, and developed the Tier System that continues as one of the primary measures of data center reliability. Read More

AMD Adds New Embedded Low-Power Chip


AMD has a new chip, called the GX-210JA APU, with a full System-on-Chip (SoC) design. It uses one-third less energy than the previous low-power Embedded G-Series SOC at 6 watts maximum thermal design power (TDP), and approximately 3 watts expected average power. Read More

Data Center Construction: A Developer’s Eye View

Construction is a process fraught with the potential for error and missed deadlines from moving rock with explosives to withstanding typhoon weather, some data center developers have seen it all.

What’s it like to be on the front lines of a major data center construction project? Chris Curtis, co-founder and SVP of Development for Compass Datacenters recently wrote a series that takes you behind the scenes on the construction phase of one of his projects. Read More

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