Layered Tech Gets $20M in Equity Funding

Layered Technologies has received a $20 million growth equity investment from an investor group led by Accel-KKR, which will help fund growth initiatives for the Texas hosting and IT infrastructure provider, which could include acquisitions. Read More

Paetec Plans Data Center Near Boston

ISP and hosting provider PAETEC Holding Corp.(PAET) has announced plans for a 92,700 square foot data center in Andover, Mass., which it says will be the first step in a national expansion of its data center network. Read More

The Green Grid Plans More Online Tools

The Green Grid said today that it will create free online tools, including a PUE calculator and power efficiency estimator. The group is also releasing new educational resources in conjunction with its annual technical forum. Read More

Cloud Monitoring Services: A Resource Guide

The cloud computing market has spawned an ecosystem of third-party tools that monitor the performance of your hosted apps, or keep a watch over public clouds. Here’s our guide to cloud monitoring companies, with a brief description of what each service offers. Read More

Data Centers Heat Offices, Greenhouses, Pools

A growing number of data centers are redirecting the heat from their hot aisles to nearby homes, offices, greenhouses and even pools. The latest example comes from Telecity, which is using waste heat from servers in its new Paris data center to heat an on-site arboretum. Read More

Savvis Ready to Build, and May Go Shopping

Savvis (SVVS) is in building mode, and may be going shopping as well. The managed hosting provider plans to build additional data center space in the northern Virginia and London markets, in addition to the expansion announced today in Chicago. Read More