1. PEER 1 Builds Green Data Center in Toronto

    Canadian web hosting provider PEER 1 Network Enterprises (www.peer1.com) announced on Tuesday that it has begun construction on a 41,000 square foot "green" data center in the Toronto area. The facility is located just 18 miles or 30 kilometers from the heart of Toronto. PEER 1 recently expanded into Europe by opening its new European headquarters in Southampton, UK. According to the press release, the new facility will use "some of the most efficient products and technologies on the market, including the use of a local well for primary water supply with redundant connection to the city water system to lower overall carbon footprint and provide reduce energy consumption." The data center will undergo four phases, with the first stage set for completion in early 2010.
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