1. The Planet to open new data center in Dallas area

    The Planet [http://www.theplanet.com/], a collocation and managed hosting provider, will open a new data center in Plano, Texas – a suburb of Dallas –next week. While the company will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility June 16, it will be up and running within the next two weeks, Vice President of Facilities Jeff Lowenberg said. It will provide some managed hosting services in the data center, it will primarily be used for colocation offering 45-unit cabinets to customers in the 106,000 sq. ft. facility, Lowenberg said. “I can cool up to about 12 kW in a cabinet,” he told DatacenterDynamics.com. Lowenberg would not disclose how many customers the data center would serve immediately after opening. While the facility was not entered for LEED certification, Lowenberg said its modular cooling system would allow for significant energy savings. The cooling system was designed by Turbine Air ...
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