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    1. Top Trends in Data Center Energy Management

      Top Trends in Data Center Energy Management

      The way large enterprises, government agencies and managed service providers analyze and utilize energy in their data centers will undergo some fairly substantial changes over the next five years. Some organizations are already struggling with increased power demands in the face of constrained capacity caused by both inefficient equipment and stranded power.  The situation is understandable, as most data centers were designed to emphasize performance and availability, with little attention paid to how efficiently the data center would deliver on those objectives.

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    2. Enhanced Power Reliability for Data Centers

      Enhanced Power Reliability for Data Centers

      This year I’ve noticed a few big-name data centers lost power for significant amounts of time due to preventable power reliability measures that shouldn’t ever be overlooked. Data center power reliability can be enhanced by employing three measures that work hand in hand: testing, maintenance and modernization. Maintaining a data center is a complex task that requires well-trained professionals to keep operations running smoothly. As complex as maintaining a data center is, the basic maintenance principles parallel those for regular car maintenance. And we can all identify with the need for car care and repair. For instance, 99.99 percent of the time, your car will start when you insert the key into the ignition and turn. Cars are so reliable that we almost always take them for granted – until the day the engine turns over, but fails to start. Then, frustration sets in. The same could be ...

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    3. Sumo Logic drops cloak, picks up cash to take on Splunk

      Sumo Logic drops cloak, picks up cash to take on Splunk

      Sumo Logic emerged from the shadows Tuesday with $15 million in Series B funding from Sutter Hill Ventures, Greylock Partners and Shlomo Kramer bringing its total to $20.5 million since its founding in April, 2010. Greylock and Kramer also participated in the Series A round. The company, founded by Arcsight veterans Kumar Saurabh and Christian Beedgen, aims to bring log monitoring and analytics to cloud computing environments via a software-as-a-service model. In that arena, Sumo Logic is bound to face off against Splunk, which filed for a $125 million IPO two weeks ago, as well as Loggly, a company that spun out of Splunk (see disclosure.)

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    4. Green Racks

      Green Racks

      There has always been a strong case for making data centers more efficient. Not only are these buildings energy guzzlers but they also end up consuming a lot of space and other resources. Today’s data centers account for 1.5% of the world's power consumption. That is equivalent to the power produced by about 50 power stations. The energy costs of these data centers is estimated at nothing less than a staggering $20 billion.

      Data centers are environmental monsters as well. In the last year, they spat out close to 210 million metric tons of CO2 into the environment. Little wonder then that the need for efficiency within data centers is being felt stronger than ever. Couple that with a concern for the environment and amalgamate it with the strong undercurrent of the green phenomenon that the IT industry globally has awakened to and you have a win-win ...

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    5. NL-ix Plans ‘Super-Core’ at Equinix Amsterdam

      NL-ix Plans ‘Super-Core’ at Equinix Amsterdam

      The Internet exchange NL-ix will establish a “super-core-site” with up to 100 Gbit/s port- apacity in the new Equinix AM3 facility in Amsterdam, the companies said today. The new node will enhance traffic performance for both NL-ix and Equinix customers, enabling them to peer across the NL-ix infrastructure to improve performance and reduce costs.

      Scheduled for completion in Q3 2012, the 6,400 square meter (68,000 square foot) AM3 facility is located in Amsterdam Science Park which, with over 250 networks, is one of the highest-density network zones in continental Europe.

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    6. SuperNAP Featured on CBS Evening News

      SuperNAP Featured on CBS Evening News

      The massive SuperNAP data center was in the spotlight last Thursday evening when it was featured in a report on the CBS Evening News. The story examined the challenges facing the Las Vegas economy due its huge reliance upon casino gaming and tourism, which has led local officials to focus on diversifying the city’s economic base. Switch, the colocation company that built the SuperNAP, is being cited as a symbol of the possible growth industries for Las Vegas. “Nevada now points to Switch as the model of the kind of businesses it wants to attract,” noted CBS correspondent Anthony Mason, who interviews Jason Mendenhall of Switch about the company’s plans for a major expansion in Las Vegas. The section about the SuperNAP begins at about 1:40 into the segment.

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    7. Web Host NaviSite Completes SSAE 16 SOC 1 Audit

      Web Host NaviSite Completes SSAE 16 SOC 1 Audit

      Web hosting provider NaviSite announced on Monday that it has completed its annual SSAE 16 SOC 1 compliance for its data centers in Andover, MA and San Jose, CA. NaviSite says its SSAE 16 compliance also applies to managed services and managed cloud services in these two flagship data centers, as well as managed services in its Syracuse, NY and London, UK data centers.

      This announcement comes less than a week after managed service provider Richardson Eyres added NaviCloud to its portfolio of services.

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    8. DC Generators Reducing Data Center Power Consumption

      DC Generators Reducing Data Center Power Consumption

      Maybe alternating current (AC) generators have been used more because they are of simpler construction than direct current (DC) generators, but whatever the rationale may be DC is making a comeback. In data centers, at least.

      Servers, landline telephone systems, several electric motors, batteries, ships and airplanes all run on DC. Facebook (News - Alert) adopted DC architecture for its Prineville, Ore. data center, ABB bought a controlling interest in Validus DC systems, which specializes in DC data center equipment, and General Electric bought Lineage Power, producer of DC equipment.

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    9. Facebook Has Spent $210 Million on Oregon Data Center

      Facebook Has Spent $210 Million on Oregon Data Center

      Facebook has invested $210 million to build the first phase of its new data center in Prineville, Oregon, which has a capacity of 28 megawatts of power, the company and local economic development officials revealed this week. The disclosures, released in an economic impact study and a community economic forum, were the first public confirmations of the cost and power usage of the Facebook project. The new data, which shed light on the cost of operating Facebook’s massive server infrastructure, emerges as the company is said to be prepping papers for an initial public offering, which would include additional details about the company’s operations. The Oregon disclosures are part of Facebook’s effort to reinforce the benefits of its data center to the local economy, amid a dispute over property taxes and questions from some Prineville residents about the impact of data centers on the small community in ...

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    10. Major DreamHost Outage Hits VPS, Dedicated Hosting Customers

      Major DreamHost Outage Hits VPS, Dedicated Hosting Customers
      Many DreamHost customers are shopping around for a new web host after an outage on Sunday that lasted more than 12 hours, according to comments on its status page. This outage comes a week after DreamHost told customers to change their passwords after it detected unauthorized activity on its database. According to an update on Sunday night from DreamHost CEO Simon Anderson, the downtime affected many of its dedicated and VPS customers, as well as some shared hosting customers. The post says the outage occurred after a Debian OS autoupdate removed essential packages from dedicated, VPS and shared servers. Anderson says DreamHost has now turned off autoupdates and will now manually update Debian after “significant testing.” “There’s always a balance to be struck between speed, efficiency, security and issue prevention, but this event has shown us that we need to take a different approach,” Anderson said in a statement ...
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    11. 'Big Data' Creates Big Opportunities

      'Big Data' Creates Big Opportunities
      While nearly every device is getting smaller and more efficient, information is getting much bigger and unwieldy. Billions of bits of data are streaming in from everywhere: buildings, vehicles, manufacturers, warehouses, government agencies, credit card transactions, traffic signals, the electric grid, and just about anything else that is connected -- wired or wirelessly -- to something else. This "internet of things," as it's been dubbed, already consists of a trillion connected devices, and it's growing exponentially.
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    12. e-waste rules are missing the point - by Peter Judge

      e-waste rules are missing the point - by Peter Judge
      The subject of e-waste has come to the fore again, as the European Union has updated its rules on handling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). It’s good to see the subject getting another airing. E-waste is important for two big reasons: because it contains valuable raw materials which can be recovered and used, and because it also contains danger: there are poisons there, and recovering the good stuff is dirty and dangerous job. The new WEEE Directive (flagged in this release) does its best to address this, and prevent material going into landfill sites or to other countries where reprocessing it actually kills people.. However, there are at least two problems with the Directive, and the policies it embodies. Firstly, it concentrates on recycling, which overlooks some better options. A lot of old IT kit is junked while it still works, and classifying it as e-waste cuts out ...
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      Mentions: Europe Peter Judge
    13. Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of Jan. 28

      Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of Jan. 28
      For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Enjoy! Google Spent $951 Million on Data Centers in 4Q – Google invested nearly a billion dollars in its Internet infrastructure in the last quarter of 2011, recording capital expenditures (CapEx) of $951 million. Google’s CapEx spending was about $271 million more than in the third quarter of 2011, when it invested $680 million in its infrastructure. Upgrading a Landmark Data Center Hub – How do you expand the power and cooling capacity for an 80-year-old building with historic landmark status and limited roof space, located in the middle of a noise-sensitive neighborhood in the middle of New York City? All those challenges come together at one of the most familiar addresses in the telecom industry – 60 Hudson Street.
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    14. For Apple, iCloud is just the beginning

      For Apple, iCloud is just the beginning
      No one can doubt the sheer awesomeness packaged in Apple’s recent quarterly performance. However, for me the real story is the company’s iCloud and CEO Tim Cook’s assertion that with 85 million sign-ups in three months, Apple is only getting started with iCloud. “It’s not just a product, it’s a strategy for the next decade,” Cook declared. The recent elevation of Eddy Cue to SVP of Internet Services and his generous stock options are a sign of how serious Cook is about iCloud. The $1 billion data center in North Carolina is more proof of the company’s seriousness.
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    15. RagingWire Gains Certifications for Data Centers

      RagingWire Gains Certifications for Data Centers
      Data center provider RagingWire has announced four certifications awarded to its California data centers: compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, completion of its latest Statement on Standards and Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) audit with zero exceptions for the period between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011, Awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, becoming the only 2011 ENERGY STAR certified data center focused on multi-tenant collocation services.
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    16. CoSentry To Add Second Kansas City Data Center

      CoSentry To Add Second Kansas City Data Center
      CoSentry announced that it will build a new $31.6 million data center in Lenexa, Kansas, a northern part of the greater Kansas City area. Located at 14500 W. 105th Street in Lenexa, the new 57,517 square foot facility will be a little over 30 miles north of its first Kansas City data center located in the southern portion of the city. Construction is expected to begin next month and the project will create more than 60 jobs. The Kansas City Area Development Council, the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Lenexa Chamber and Economic Development Council worked together to bring CoSentry to the Kansas City region.
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    17. Disruptive Technology from the Desktop to the Data Center

      Disruptive Technology from the Desktop to the Data Center
      According to Wikipedia, a disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology. The term is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically first by designing for a different set of consumers in the new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market. Virtualization and software design have been the main drivers in the development of disruptive innovations in hardware.
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    18. Emerson Offers Avocent Data Center Planner

      Emerson Offers Avocent Data Center Planner
      Emerson Network Power, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) specializing in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, introduced the next generation of Avocent Data Center Planner, a software solution that helps enable data center managers to make informed decisions for the planning and effective management of their data center assets and physical infrastructure. The latest release of the Avocent Data Center Planner is a component of Emerson Network Power’s portfolio of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) capabilities.
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    19. Technology Wholesaler Ingram Micro UK Offers ThinkGrid Cloud Services to Resellers

      Technology Wholesaler Ingram Micro UK Offers ThinkGrid Cloud Services to Resellers
      Technology products wholesaler Ingram Micro UK announced on Thursday that it will offer ThinkGrid‘s cloud platform and cloud services to its resellers. This comes three months after ThinkGrid announced that venture capital firm Runa Capital made a “significant investment” in its company, but didn’t disclose the specific amount. Ingram Micro says this agreement will support its mission to become the leading aggregator of cloud services to the channel and will expand ThinkGrid’s global reach. Ingram Micro recently launched its Ingram Micro Cloud program to offer channel partners business, sales and technical knowledge for selling and supporting cloud services. This program, combined with its ThinkGrid partnership, both support Ingram Micro’s focus on cloud computing technology.
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    20. Cloud Platform ServiceMesh Gives Customers Access to Fujitsu Global Cloud

      Cloud Platform ServiceMesh Gives Customers Access to Fujitsu Global Cloud
      January 26, 2012 -- Cloud platform provider ServiceMesh announced on Thursday that it now supports Fujitsu's Global Cloud Platform so customers can gain access to Fujitsu's global cloud computing footprint. This announcement comes two months after ServiceMesh completed a $15 million funding round led by Ignition Partners.
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    21. DataDirect Networks Builds Niche in Big Data

      DataDirect Networks Builds Niche in Big Data
      If your company’s entire services are built on cloud storage, how do you accommodate growth in your business and the need to move and store massive volumes of data? That was the challenge facing YouSendIt, Inc., a fast-growing company that offers cloud-based services where users can send files, share folders and sign documents. The company recently investigated storage offerings that chose DataDirect Networks (DDN), which has built a niche handling large volumes of data. DataDirect Networks is the world’s largest privately-held data storage infrastructure provider. Its focus is on the requirements of today’s massive unstructured data generators, such as high performance computing; life science research; Web and cloud content; professional media; homeland security; and intelligence communities.
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    22. UK Colocation Firm LDeX Launches Data Center as a Service

      UK Colocation Firm LDeX Launches Data Center as a Service
      London-based colocation provider London Data Exchange announced on Thursday that it has launched what it refers to as a “cloud colocation” service, a product officially named Data Centre as a Service, and designed to support service providers as they deliver cloud services. The company says the product is aimed at cloud and on-demand IT service providers looking to deploy their cloud infrastructure within a third-party data center, offering a relative billing system that translates easily into a service provider’s own pricing model.
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    23. UK Cloud Firm Richardson Eyres Offers NaviSite Cloud Portfolio to Customers

      UK Cloud Firm Richardson Eyres Offers NaviSite Cloud Portfolio to Customers
      Web hosting provider NaviSite announced on Wednesday that IT solutions and services provider Richardson Eyres has added NaviCloud to its portfolio of cloud offerings. According to the press release, this partnership will help Richardson Eyres meet the growing demand for cloud-based managed services in Europe. The UK-wide partnership will cover all of NaviSite’s product range. This announcement follows the recent launch of NaviSite’s cloud node and is the culmination of 12 months of association between NaviSite and Richardson Eyres. Richardson Eyres says it chose NaviSite over other cloud platform providers after a lengthy period of in-depth analysis.
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