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SunGard Data Center Takes in Flood Victims

Members of the Moonachie, N.J. police and fire departments and emergency medical units gather in the lobby of a business continuity center operated by SunGard Availability Services in nearby Carlstadt in the early morning hours of Oct. 30 during Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane caused a storm surge in the Hackensack River that flooded Moonachie and forced the community's first responders to set up an emergency command post at the SunGard site because it was the only location that was not flooded. (Photo: SunGard Availability Services)

When SuperStorm Sandy struck, the SunGard business continuity center in Carlstadt, N.J. opened its doors and served as a refuge for more than 100 residents flooded out of their homes in nearby Moonachie, offering food, shelter and medical attention. Read More

Microsoft Brings Windows Azure Cloud to China

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The Windows Azure public cloud is coming to China. Microsoft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the municipality of Shanghai, and signed agreement to license Microsoft technologies to 21Vianet, who will offer Azure in China out of local data centers. Read More

Colo Near the Kremlin: Telehouse Expands Into Moscow

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Colocation and interconnection specialist Telehouse is the first global data center brand to establish a facility in Moscow, the company said this week. Telehouse Russia is the company’s 45th global data center, and its first in Russia. The facility is opening in partnership with a local colo operator named Dataspace,… Read More

New York Data Centers Battle Back from Storm Damage

Hurricane Sandy was a freak of nature that caused floods in many basements with critical infrastructure, some bringing down data centers in those buildings for days.

As Thursday dawned on lower Manhattan, the city’s battered data centers continued their recovery efforts. Wednesday was a day of fast-moving events, as some facilities that were down came up, and some that were up went down. Several of the hardest-hit facilities were hoping to be back in action Thursday. Read More

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