A roundup of data center industry news from DataPipe, 3PAR, Peak 10, VMware, APC, Equinix (EQIX) and Microsoft (MSFT).
Sungard Availability Services is using more than 1,000 disaster recovery workstations in its Philadelphia, New York and Chicago data centers to create a computing grid that will perform processing for scientific and humanitarian projects.
Many customers of dedicated server provider ServerBeach experienced downtime Friday night after a power failure in the company's data center in Herndon, Virginia.
Medical billing specialist Emdeon (EM) said this week that it has leased a 34,200 square foot property near the Nashville airport for a new data center.
An Equinix Inc. (EQIX) data center near Paris suffered a cooling outage late Wednesday, leaving some customer services offline for hours as the provider used backup cooling units to regain control of the temperature in the facility.