& Last night I found this fascinating article from MIT’s Technology Review, detailing the problems with finding and eliminating criminal data centers.
I’d never read about criminal data centers before, although it makes sense that they would exist, since all that spam has to come from somewhere, right? Read More
Athough you may well have seen this in the news or in Data Center Knowledge’s article, we were so impressed that the Green Gorilla couldn’t pass up mentioning it.
As we know, a lot of aspects of running a data center have gotten negative media attention lately because of their high cost in natural resources, so people are getting ever more innovative in minimizing bad effects on the planet. Read More
It seems like a great place to have a data center… the geologic upside is that it offers geothermal or hydroelectric energy; meteorogically, it’s cold enough to make data center cooling easier. There’s that whole business with the economy, but hey, building your data center there should stimulate it. Just look how beautiful it is. Read More
One of the biggest stories in data center news this weekend: Twitter is switching from NTT America’s managed hosting and Amazon’s cloud services to its own private data center, or perhaps to rented wholesale space.
Their ever-growing community of users is finally getting so huge that it requires them to have their own facility… looks like the old infrastructure isn’t equipped to Read More
I’ve seen a couple pieces like this one from EnterpriseStorageForum.com, and it’s an interesting topic. What normal, time-honored things often seen in a data center are on their way out?
This particular article suggests raised floors are becoming less and less viable in data center planning because installing them is not cost-effective and they’re poorly adapted for heat redistribution. Read More