Microsoft has introduced a new data center design that replaces its IT-PAC server modules with a traditional data hall. Microsoft has overhauled its approach to cooling, and is now using a fan wall to manage airflow.
Silicon Valley is America’s second-largest data center market, and home to nearly 2.6 million square feet (SF) of commissioned data center space, representing 343 megawatts (MW) of commissioned power. Read more in our special report.
Amazon Web Services is expanding rapidly in Northern Virginia, adding data centers to boost capacity in its Amazon US East cloud region. A key partner in this effort is COPT, a real estate developer that works closely with the federal government.
Active Power has introduced a flywheel UPS system that can supply emergency power for as long as a minute. It hopes the new flywheel, which spins faster than previous versions, will expand the market for flywheel-based UPS systems.
Chicago is one of the nation’s premier markets for data center services, and home to 1.85 million square feet of data center space. The Chicago data center market has two distinct sub-markets, one in Downtown Chicago and another in the western suburbs.
Our Executive Roundtable examines the data center industry’s track record on energy efficiency, assessing the progress thus far and laying out the strategies that can take efficiency to the next level.
Charting the future of data centers and cloud computing. We write about what’s next for the Internet, and the innovations that will take us there. We tell the story of the digital economy through the data center facilities that power cloud computing and the people who build them.
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