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At 55 Marietta, a New Brand for Colo Atl

JT Communications, which operates the Meet Me Room at the 55 Marietta carrier hotei in Atlanta, has rebranded as Colo Atl . The company said the new name reflects its evolution as a provider of colocation, data center and interconnection services. Read More

The New Data Center Geography

The first building at Facebook's data center campus in Oregon, built on a high plain above the small town of Prineville (Population: 10,000).

The pursuit of cheap power and lower taxes is changing the face of the data center industry, placing huge facilities in remote locations far removed from the users. But unlike the shifts that altered the map for manufacturing, data center location is not a zero-sum game – existing data center hubs continue to thrive, even as “Internet-scale” facilities set up camp in far-flung locations. Read More

Roundup: Internap, Peak 10, AboveNet

Internap (INAP) selected by Scholastic Education for private cloud to deliver education content to K-12 schools, Peak 10 selected by VirTech Systems, AboveNet (ABVT) expands in Atlanta market. Read More

Microsoft Expands Dublin Cloud Computing Hub

Racks of servers housed inside the Microsoft data center in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo: Microsoft).

Microsoft will add 13.2 megawatts of capacity to its data center in Dublin, Ireland, which powers its online services throughout Europe and the Middle East, the company said today. Microsoft will invest $130 million in the expansion. Read More

Sweden Pitching for More Data Centers

Officials in Sweden are pretty excited about the new Facebook data center in Lulea, as illustrated by this huge ice sculpture of the "Like" symbol.

Building on the arrival of a huge Facebook data center, economic development officials in Sweden are marketing the country as an ideal location for data center development, with the full backing of the Swedish government. Read More

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