Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Feb. 4

Week in Review: Facebook's $1 billion network, SeaMicro servers get brawny with Xen chips, Amazon cloud stores 762 billion objects, SuperNAP featured on CBS Evening News, inside IO's modular data center assembly line.

Rich Miller

February 4, 2012

2 Min Read
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The SuperNAP in Las Vegas was featured recently on the CBS Evening News. (Photo: Switch)

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Enjoy!

Facebook's $1 Billion Data Center Network - Facebook has invested more than $1 billion in the infrastructure that powers its social network, which now serves more than 845 million users a month around the globe. The company spent $606 million on servers, storage, network gear and data centers in 2011, and expects to spend another $500 million this year, Facebook revealed Wednesday in its filing for an initial public stock offering.

SeaMicro Servers Get Brawny With Xeon Chips - SeaMicro has adapted its many-core server design to work with Intel Xeon processors, significantly expanding the type of workloads that can run on the company’s low-energy servers. SeaMicro says the new server will use half the power and a third of the space of equivalent computing power in competing rackmount units.

Amazon: 762 Billion Objects Stored on S3 Cloud - How fast is Amazon Web Services growing? The number of objects stored on the company’s S3 cloud storage service tripled in the 12-month period between the final quarters of 2010 and 2011. S3 now stores an amazing 762 billion objects. By any measure, that’s extraordinary growth.

SuperNAP Featured on CBS Evening News - The massive SuperNAP data center was in the spotlight last Thursday evening when it was featured in a report on the CBS Evening News. Switch, the colocation company that built the SuperNAP, is being cited as a symbol of the possible growth industries for Las Vegas.

Inside IO's Modular Data Center Assembly Line - As adoption of modular designs begins to scale up, the infrastructure focus is shifting from the modules themselves to the back end – the factories to enable mass production of these products. The IO factory is on the front lines of this effort.

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