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    1. Wall Street Loves Big Data: Huge IPO Pop for Splunk

      Wall Street Loves Big Data: Huge IPO Pop for Splunk

      Data analytics specialist Splunk had a blockbuster IPO Thursday, with its shares jumping 109 percent on their first day of trading on the NASDAQ market. Shares of Splunk (ticker symbol SPLK) were boosted by investor interest in “Big Data” as a business opportunity. Splunk makes software that helps companies analyze large volumes of machine data generated by web sites, applications and devices. Shares of Splunk opened at $17 a share and immediately spiked as high as $38 a share. They closed at $35.48, up $18.48 a share for a one-day gain of 108.7 percent.

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    2. Tesh Durvasula Departs Post at QTS

      Tesh Durvasula Departs Post at QTS

      Industry veteran Tesh Durvasula has left QTS (Quality Technology Services) after serving as the company’s Chief Marketing and Business Officer. Durvasula joined QTS in early 2010, and helped the company build its sales and marketing teams as the company expanded in Richmond, Atlanta and Santa Clara. “Effective April 13, 2012, Tesh Durvasula amicably separated from QTS to pursue other opportunities,” QTS said in a statement. “We’re grateful to Tesh for his contributions to the growth of QTS to date and appreciate his leadership in building our marketing and sales teams. We wish him all the best in his endeavors, and we look forward to building upon his successes as we continue to expand our business nationwide.”

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    3. CTEX Building Advanced Data Center in Curacao

      CTEX Building Advanced Data Center in Curacao

      Curaçao Technology Exchange N.V. (CTEX) recently kicked off the construction of a new data center on the island of Curaco. As the first of four 52,000 square foot high-density data centers to be built in Curaçao, it will be interconnected with six existing submarine fiber systems. “The data center we are building in Curaçao has no comparison anywhere locally or in the region,” said Anthony de Lima, the company’s Chairman and CEO. “The level of security, ability to withstand hurricanes and seismic activity, redundancy, connectivity, carrier neutrality and richness of services simply does not exist today.”

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      Mentions: Cisco
    4. Networking is under attack: Here’s Cisco’s plan

      Networking is under attack: Here’s Cisco’s plan

      The networking world is changing in three fundamental ways, and all of them threaten Cisco’s dominance and market share in the world of switches, routers and other gear that sends packets streaming around our broadband and data center networks. Cisco is responding to the threats with a multipronged strategy. The most visible aspect of the strategy is much-hyped startup Insieme, the $100 million spin-in it has created to address the data center. But Cisco’s strategy doesn’t stop there. Let me lay it out for you. Networking’s quiet revolution Computing has changed in the past decade, which has led to Google-styled massively scaled-out data centers that serve one application, be it a cloud platform or Google. A decade ago, a data center was measured in thousands or maybe tens of thousands of square feet, but today they are measured in hundreds of thousands of square feet and ...

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      Mentions: Apple Cisco
    5. Environmental Monitoring: Europe Data Centers to Turn to Renewable Energy for Power by 2020

      The quest for data center power efficiency continues as data center managers all over are under the gun from their supervisors to find cost savings and shortcuts wherever possible. And with data centers consuming more and more power than ever before, the challenge to find a way to curb the data center’s appetite has become exponentially harder. Along those lines, Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s national power company, has joined the ranks of those searching for solutions to the data center power surge as the company announced its commitment to powering one percent of the European data center industry with renewable energy, generated by hydro-electric and geothermal plants, by 2020. Landsvirkjun officials feel this goal is feasible thanks to Iceland’s plentiful development opportunities for renewable power and strong investment by the data center industry the country has been enjoying recently.

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    6. Microsoft Announces Biogas-Powered Green “Data Plants”

      Microsoft Announces Biogas-Powered Green “Data Plants”

      Yesterday evening, Microsoft Global Foundation Services’ blog laid out plans for “Data Plants” – data centres with integrated power plants – which had been hinted at on Tuesday. In future, data centres must become independent of the electricity grid, and move to renewable energy, fuel cells and biogas for the power needs, according to Microsoft’s Christian Belady. Against the grid “Without a bold shift in strategy, our entire industry will become more dependent on a costly, antiquated, and constricted power grid,” says Belady. The animosity doesn’t stop there. He goes on to call the electrical grid dirty, expensive and unreliable.

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    7. TurnKey Internet Adds Multimillion Dollar Green Data Center Facility

      TurnKey Internet Adds Multimillion Dollar Green Data Center Facility

      With Earth Day just around the corner and energy efficiency still firmly on the minds of business owners, TurnKey Internet — http://www.turnkeyinternet.net/media — has taken a proactive energy conservation role by purchasing and operating its own state-of-the-art datacenter featuring an array of technologies that ensure an environmentally friendly approach to web- and cloud-hosting services. The company, which provides hosted IT solutions and cloud computing services to businesses and individuals in more than 100 countries, recently installed an advanced rooftop solar system. Clean, renewable energy from these panels now provides up to 75 percent of the company’s total energy needs.

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      Mentions: Intel Dell
    8. Microsoft Data Plants Will Tap Landfills, Sewage for Power

      Microsoft Data Plants Will Tap Landfills, Sewage for Power

      Microsoft is planning a waste-powered data center that will be built on the site of a water treatment plant or landfill, the company said Wednesday. The project will be the first step towards Microsoft’s goal of deploying “data plants” where modular data centers will be powered by renewable energy. The initiative is part of the company’s long-term strategy to make its cloud computing infrastructure as sustainable and efficient as possible. The first data plant will be powered by biogas, according to Christian Belady, Microsoft’s General Manager of Data Center Services. Belady outlined Microsoft’s concept in a blog post Wednesday on the Global Foundation Services web site.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    9. Optical Networks & Low Latency for Data Centers

      Optical Networks & Low Latency for Data Centers

      New service and application requirements, including those for cloud computing, have made low latency in data networks a high priority. Cloud computing is becoming mainstream and is considered by many to be the next big change in the way fixed telecoms networks will operate. This service requires operators who are connecting data centers together to look at the latency of the route and the systems used, and if necessary, to take corrective action. When establishing a data center interconnection, low latency must be offered as a basic feature to ensure the facility owner is strongly positioned to serve customers with low latency demands. What Contributes to Latency? Network latency, a synonym for delay, is an expression of how much time it takes for a packet of data to get from one point to another. Several factors contribute to latency, including not only the time it takes for a packet to ...

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    10. Cloud News: SoftLayer, CyrusOne, Nirvanix, Cisco

      Cloud News: SoftLayer, CyrusOne, Nirvanix, Cisco

      Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the cloud computing sector: SoftLayer adds HPC cloud-enabled solution. SoftLayer announced it is offering a new high-performance computing (HPC) cloud-enabled solution consisting of servers powered by the latest GPUs from NVIDIA. Using an on-demand, consumption-based model for the GPU-powered solution provides an environment for traditional HPC fields such as data mining, numerical and seismic analysis as well as advertising agencies, game developers and interactive media firms with needs including video processing and 3D rendering. SoftLayer’s solution consists of dual-processor Intel E5-2600 based servers supporting one or two NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs, the flagship of NVIDIA’s range of data center GPU products, delivering up to 665 gigaflops of double precision floating point performance. “We are offering breakthrough performance in a unique delivery model,” said Duke Skarda, Chief Technology Officer of SoftLayer. “The beauty of this solution is ...

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      Mentions: Intel Cisco Nvidia
    11. Web Hosting TurnKey Opens in New York Green Data Center

      Web Hosting TurnKey Opens in New York Green Data Center

      Web hosting TurnKey announced opening an environmentally friendly data center in New York. If you visit TurnKey web site you would figure out that this company is going green in everything even the web site color. With the occasion of the earth day; TurnKey offers $100 cash back with Visa Gift Card Rebate and 75% off with all of the company services. TurnKey data center is provided with an on site solar system, access to hydro electric power, and special cold conatinment pods for maximum efficiency throughout the data center. TurnKey is also awaiting approval on hydropower from the Niagara Falls hydro project through Governor Cuomo’s “Recharge New York” power program later this month. In addition to the new data center, Turnkey also recently installed an advanced rooftop solar system, which will generate up to 75 percent of the company’s total energy needs.

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      Mentions: Intel Dell
    12. Greenpeace's latest drive-by data center shooting by Doug Mohney

      Greenpeace's latest drive-by data center shooting by Doug Mohney

      GreenPreach, er Greenpeace USA, has started its latest "Do as I say, not as I do" data center jihad by attacking Apple, Amazon and Microsoft for using  "asthma-inducing, climate destroying coal pollution" to keep The Internet humming.   Meanwhile, the preachy non-profit can't (or won't bother) meet the standards it has set out for the big boys. What standards are those?   If you go to Greenpeace's web site, it will forward you to a Convio auto-gen email site providing text that includes four bullet points: Make it company policy to seek renewable energy when siting data centers; Urge data center electricity suppliers to move away from dirty energy generation, investing instead in renewable energy generation, capacity, and efficiency; Advocate full transparency of organization energy use and carbon footprint for all products, as well as its cloud presence; Encourage company product suppliers and manufacturers to adopt similar policies, and ...

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    13. Cloud's dirty laundry to be aired by Greenpeace

      Cloud's dirty laundry to be aired by Greenpeace

      Greenpeace has kicked off a 'name-and-shame' campaign to pressure major cloud vendors to disclose carbon emissions for their data centres. The environmental lobby group released a report [pdf] accusing large-scale cloud providers of relying mostly on dirty coal for power, despite their promotion of more 'efficient' data centres. Data centre energy efficiency, measured by power usage effectiveness (PUE), is being misused, Greenpeace charged, saying it inflated efficiency and excluded the source of energy. Greenpeace sought standardisation on a Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE) measurement. The only company that reports this is Akamai. The lobby wants companies to report total emissions, state where major data centres are located and clarify how they are powered. Australia is not mentioned in the report.

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    14. GE Energy Licenses DLynx Power Converter to FDK

      GE Energy Licenses DLynx Power Converter to FDK

      DALLAS and TOKYO, April 17, 2012 -- GE Energy (NYSE: GE) has agreed to license the DLynx™ Digital Point-of-Load (POL) DC power converter product portfolio to FDK Corporation (FDK). The technology licensing agreement is designed to help original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers in Asia optimize energy efficiency, lower cooling requirements, reduce risk and accelerate new product development efforts. The GE Energy DLynx products licensed to FDK also help OEMs achieve supply chain objectives by providing multiple sourcing options which are fully compatible and interoperable with each other, ranging in capacity from 3 Amps to 40 Amps.

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      Mentions: Panasonic
    15. A win-win for local law firm: Fenwick & West conserves energy – and earns award

      A win-win for local law firm: Fenwick & West conserves energy – and earns award

      Adopting environmentally friendly practices in a business setting is generally considered a good thing. Being recognized for it, however, is a bonus, according to Fenwick & West LLP’s Julie O’Loughlin. Her law firm’s Mountain View office last month was named a winner of Acterra’s 2012 Business Environmental Awards for its green data center, which houses Fenwick & West’s computer systems and components. The firm earned the Sustainable Built Environment Award from Acterra, a Palo Alto-based non-profit agency. An awards reception is scheduled May 31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto. O’Loughlin, the firm’s senior director of operations and facilities emergency management, said the award serves as recognition of Fenwick & West’s innovative approach to greening its year-old, 3,500-square-foot data center.

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    16. Apple Defends Its Data Centers Against Greenpeace Report

      Apple Defends Its Data Centers Against Greenpeace Report

      Defending itself from claims from Greenpeace, Apple has disclosed information about the amount of energy consumed at its North Carolina data center for the first time on Tuesday. In a campaign aimed at tech sector, Greenpeace has issued a report of 14 companies leading the transition from local to cloud computing. Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft all received failing grades for their use of coal to power their data centers. When Apple first announced the new data center, they claimed it would be one of the greenest ever built. Now, they are saying Greenpeace has over-estimated its demand for energy. Apple has said the new center would use only one-fifth of the electricity estimated by Greenpeace. Eventually, they plan to get 60% of their energy for the data center from renewable resources. Speaking to the Guardian, an Apple spokeswoman said, “Our data center in North Carolina will draw about 20 megawatts ...

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    17. Web Host TurnKey Internet to Open Green Data Center in New York State

      Web Host TurnKey Internet to Open Green Data Center in New York State

      Web hosting company TurnKey Internet announced on Wednesday it has acquired a former US Post Office in Albany, New York to convert into an environmentally-friendly data center, just in time for Earth Day. The use of green technology in the web hosting space is obviously a hot topic, as data center demand continues to increase. Earlier this week, Greenpeace published its “How Green is Your Cloud” report, which saw Amazon and Facebook receive low ratings. In addition to the new data center, Turnkey also recently installed an advanced rooftop solar system, which will generate up to 75 percent of the company’s total energy needs. TurnKey is also awaiting approval on hydropower from the Niagara Falls hydro project through Governor Cuomo’s “Recharge New York” power program later this month.

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    18. Ascent Lines up $107 Million for Chicago Project

      Ascent Lines up $107 Million for Chicago Project

      Data center developer Ascent Corporation has closed on $107 million in debt financing to fund the expansion of its CH2 project in Chicago and to enter new markets. The debt financing is being provided by a lending group headed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch with participant banks Royal Bank of Scotland and Cole Taylor Bank. CH2 is a 250,000 square foot multi-tenant data center facility in Northlake, Ill.offering build-to-suit “Dynamic Data Center Suites” with access and infrastructure that can be customized for customer requirements. Current tenants include Comcast Corp. and a national retail chain.

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    19. Nirvanix storage cloud moves into CyrusOne Dallas data center

      Nirvanix storage cloud moves into CyrusOne Dallas data center

      Nirvanix has doubled the capacity of its enterprise storage cloud in the Dallas metro by taking space at a CyrusOne data center in the area. While Nirvanix is a CyrusOne customer, the companies will share the responsibility for marketing and selling the service, a Nirvanix spokesperson wrote in an email. Nirvanix did not wish to say how revenue from the partnership would be shared. Of special value to Nirvanix is the internet exchange Cincinnati Bell-owned CyrusOne is building across the State of Texas. “CyrusOne is unique in that they are forming the first statewide internet exchange connecting multiple data centers to each other and enabling each to cross connect to the Nirvanix cloud with no additional bandwidth costs,” the spokesperson wrote.

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    20. AdVoice: Turn Big Data into Little Data With De-Duplication

      AdVoice: Turn Big Data into Little Data With De-Duplication

      Companies both large and small are struggling to keep up with the amount of data they’re generating and storing. IT managers are searching for ways to rein in so-called “big data” before it swamps data centers and causes IT budgets to skyrocket. But here’s the funny thing: did you know that 75 percent of all that data is most likely a copy of something else? That finding (from an IDC study) suggests that if you could find a way to eliminate the multiple copies of files and documents scattered around your servers, you could get a handle on your data overload and plan for a more efficient future. Thankfully, there’s a way to do just that.

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    21. Greenpeace protesters target Apple's Ireland HQ

      Greenpeace protesters target Apple's Ireland HQ

      Protesters from Greenpeace have targeted Apple's European HQ in Cork, Ireland, to publicise its How Clean is your Cloud report. Greenpeace launched the report earlier this week, singling out Apple, Amazon and Microsoft for criticism over electricity consumption by the data centres used by the tech giants. Apple has already rebuffed Greenpeace's accusations that its planned new facility in Maiden, North Carolina will only get 10 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources such as fuel cells and solar arrays, with the rest generated by coal. Apple contests Greenpeace's coal-fired data center claims Cupertino said that 60 percent of the power will be eventually delivered on-site from a solar farm and fuel-cell installation "which will each be the largest in the country".

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    22. Volta To Build Reliable Data Centre In The Heart Of London

      Volta To Build Reliable Data Centre In The Heart Of London

      Specialist data centre developer Volta has today announced its first project in Central London– a flexible data centre space located in the old Reuters headquarters in Great Sutton Street. Situated in close proximity to the City, the West End, and a stone’s throw from the Silicon Roundabout in Shoreditch, the facility will provide sub-millisecond latency connections for surrounding financial and media industries. Volta is a combined real estate, infrastructure and IT business. Once the renovation of the building is complete, it will offer co-location services – resilient power and cooling for single or multiple server racks, and private caged data suites for especially security-conscious clients. The company doesn’t sell the servers – but it does pretty much everything else.

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