Mark Bramfitt on Data Centers and Utilities

What’s ahead for Mark Bramfitt, who has been the electric utility industry’s most visible ambassador to the data center sector? Bramfitt, who is departing PG&E, discusses his plans and utilities’ role in the data center sector in an interview with Data Center Dialog. Read More

Coolest Data Center Video Tours

Ever want to see inside the world’s most powerful data centers? Here are our picks for five of the coolest video tours of major data centers, along with a list of links to 10 other worthwhile video tours. Read More

Switch and Data Had Another Suitor

The biggest deal in the data center industry for 2009 was the news that Equinix (EQIX) would acquire Switch and Data in a $689 million transaction. As the year draws to a close, we’re learning more about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to the deal, in which Switch and Data (SDXC) spent months weighing competing bids from Equinix and an unnamed international provider.
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DNS Issues Cause Downtime for Major Sites

Many major sites experienced downtime Wednesday night due to problems with DNS services. The issues, which affected Salesforce.com, Amazon Web Services and Wal-Mart were tied to reports of an electronic attack on UltraDNS.

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T5 Targets North Carolina for Development

T5 Partners, a development company led by former data center specialists with The Staubach Company, is focusing its efforts on the North Carolina market. It’s also helping Power Loft market its first facility in Virginia. Read More