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Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of Oct. 21

Week in Review: A big week for the Pacific Northwest. Fortune Data Centers and Digital Realty are both building in Portland, and a Seattle parking garage will be convered to a data center facility. Also, a documentary film on data centers features 60 Hudson Street in New York City.

The Westin Building in Seattle, where an adjacent parking garage is being transformed into a data center by Digital Realty Trust, Clise Properties and Equinix. (Photo: Rich Miller)

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week:
  • Seattle Parking Garage to Become A Data Center - A parking garage in Seattle will soon become a major new data center for Equinix, with up to 1,000 cabinets of servers and storage replacing parked cars. The project, adjacent to the Westin Building, will be jointly developed by Digital Realty Trust and Clise Properties.
  • Fortune Data Centers Building in Portland, Oregon - Data center developer Fortune Data Centers is expanding beyond its home base of Silicon Valley, and building a new center near Portland, Oregon. Fortune says the 240,000 square foot data center in Hillsboro, Oregon, will be one of the most affordable and energy-efficient options in the wholesale market, in which corporations lease finished “plug-n-play” data center space.
  • Digital Realty to Build Custom NetApp Data Center in Oregon - Digital Realty Trust will build a custom data center for storage specialist NetApp in Hillsboro, Oregon, under a recently-signed build-to-suit agreement.
  • Kevin Timmons Joins CyrusOne as CTO » Data Center Knowledge - CyrusOne, the data center solutions unit of Cincinnati Bell, has hired industry veteran Kevin Timmons as its new chief technology officer (CTO), the company announced.
  • Video: 60 Hudson and the Hidden Internet - Documentary filmmaker Ben Mendelsohn recently completed an examination of the economic geography of Internet infrastructure. The resulting short film, titled Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors, takes a closer look at the facilities at 60 Hudson Street.

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