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    1. Presidential Candidates: Who Believes in Climate Change?

      Presidential Candidates: Who Believes in Climate Change?

      The presidential election of 2016 will determine the United States’ role in confronting and managing the impacts of climate change for years to come. A new University of Texas poll found that 76 percent of Americans (an increase of 8 percent from one year ago) now believe climate change is occurring, including 59 percent of Republicans. Will the growing numbers of believers affect the election?

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    2. QTS Reports First Full-Quarter Results after Carpathia Deal

      QTS Reports First Full-Quarter Results after Carpathia Deal

      As far as data center REITs go, QTS Realty Trust has devised an atypical business model. It has its own Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud business, retail colocation, and a more wholesale-oriented offering. QTS, a real estate investment trust, builds out data centers by converting massive infrastructure-dense properties it buys cheaply, such as the former 1.3 million square foot Qimonda semiconductor plant in Richmond, Virginia, it bought in 2010.

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    3. Waiting on better batteries by Doug Mohney

      Waiting on better batteries by Doug Mohney

      The one critical path in renewable power and better green data centers is simple: Batteries.  While there are press releases every week announcing "breakthroughs" in energy storage technology, few are close to moving out of the lab and into real-world production.  Anyone that can make a better, cheaper, and safer battery will make a fortune, but the world is awash with good ideas -- not good business plans.

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    4. Netmagic launches India’s largest 3 lakh sq ft data center in Mumbai

      Netmagic launches India’s largest 3 lakh sq ft data center in Mumbai

      Netmagic, an NTT Communications Group Company, today announced the launch of its 9th data center in Mumbai. One of the largest data center in India – this massive 300,000 sq. ft* (27,000 sq. mt.) high density data center with 2,700 racks  has been built to the exacting global design standards of NTT Communications, using the experience and expertise from building and successfully running over 140 data centers worldwide

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    5. Contractors Fined after Electrocution Death at Morgan Stanley Data Center

      Contractors Fined after Electrocution Death at Morgan Stanley Data Center

      Almost exactly five years ago, in October 2010, an electrical worker at a Morgan Stanley data center in the UK was electrocuted to death when his forehead accidentally came in contact with live 415V electrical terminals. Last week, a court in Ipswich found Balfour Beatty Engineering Services and Norland Managed Services, a subsidiary of the Los Angeles-based commercial real estate giant CBRE Group, guilty of negligence that led to the death of 27-year-old Martin Walton and issued fines totaling £380,000, according to the Health and Safety Executive, a UK government body.

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    6. DOE Announces Webinars on Bioproducts in the Federal Bioeconomy, Tribal Energy Financing Models, and More

      DOE Announces Webinars on Bioproducts in the Federal Bioeconomy, Tribal Energy Financing Models, and More

      DOE Announces Webinars on Bioproducts in the Federal Bioeconomy, Tribal Energy Financing Models, Data Center Energy Use, and More EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

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    7. Vantage Brings 12MW to Supply-Constrained Silicon Valley Data Center Market

      Vantage Brings 12MW to Supply-Constrained Silicon Valley Data Center Market

      Last week, Vantage Data Centers, which rents out large amounts of data center space to tech companies and cloud providers in Silicon Valley and Central Washington, suddenly brought an additional 12 MW of data center capacity to market in Silicon Valley. But it didn’t actually build a new 12 MW data center on its three-building Santa Clara campus.

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    8. Noise pollution closes a French data center by Peter Judge

      Noise pollution closes a French data center by Peter Judge

      There have been environmental protests about data centers before, but this week is the first time I’ve been aware of one which actually closed a facility. And the rise of so-called “edge” data centers makes other similar events a distinct possibility, A court has ordered Interxion to close a data center in Paris, after residents complained over noise from its mechanical systems, and fears about the amount of diesel fuel stored on the site, which is in a residential area.

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    9. Inside the F1 Race 's data center

      Inside the F1 Race 's data center

      It’s cold and wet for Sunday’s Formula 1 race at Austin, Texas, where the rainfall left over from Hurricane Patricia has led to more than 6 inches of water being dumped on the track. In a sport where rain is seen as the great equalizer where the traditional leaders can end up at the back of the pack for the start of the race, and have to fight their way up to the front, that didn’t happen as the Mercedes team’s two drivers locked in the top spot Sunday morning after a brief qualifying round.

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    10. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of October 23rd

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of October 23rd

      Here are some of the most popular stories on DCK last week: Windstream to Sell Data Center Business for $575M; Modular Cooling System Enables On-Demand Data Center Capacity; The Billions in Data Center Spending behind Cloud Revenue Growth; Who is Winning in the DCIM Software Market?; Amid Poor Results Overall, IBM’s Cloud Business Growing

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    11. Hydro66 opens world’s first 100% hydroelectric datacentre in Sweden

      Hydro66 opens world’s first 100% hydroelectric datacentre in Sweden

      London-based co-location firm Hydro66 claims to have opened the world’s first 100% hydro-powered datacentre in Sweden. The 1,000m2 facility is located next to the Lule river in Sweden, which will be used to generate the datacentre’s power, which will be supplied directly from a 78MW hydropower station around 500 metres away.

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    12. The Billions in Data Center Spending behind Cloud Revenue Growth

      The Billions in Data Center Spending behind Cloud Revenue Growth

      The downside of having a thriving cloud services business is the enormous amount of money a company needs to spend on data center infrastructure to support it. And the faster it grows, the more money it needs to spend. Every quarter, cloud giants Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, and Google collectively spend billions of dollars on servers and other hardware for their cloud services and data centers around the world to house all that gear, and the quarter that ended September 30 was no different.

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