The Onizuka Air Force Station, located in Sunnyvale and nicknamed the Blue Cube, has just ceased to be a base for secretive US Air Force operations.
A sort of relic of the secret operations necessitated by the Cold War, the windowless, maze-like building remains rather mysterious. What exactly went on in there is unclear, but it had a lot to do with satellites and spacecraft. Read More
A data center that’s pre-designed, needs less than a year for construction, and offers excellent PUE, but isn’t just containerized… sounds revolutionary. HP’s new offering in the works, the so-called butterfly data center, or Flexible Data Center, could well offer all this.
Besides its environmental appeal, because it’s so much more economically viable than building an entire new facility from scratch, the Flexible Data Center could add an interesting nuance to the popularity of colocation. Read More
Well, it’s official, International Data Security (IDS) is back from what many thought was a watery grave…AND the initial phase of the first data center ship is set to be online and functional in October 2010!!
I had the pleasure of meeting with Ken Choi and Dick Naughton and was given an update on IDS, where they disappeared to, what they have been doing in secret, and when (if ever) the highly anticipated Read More
NetApp has the distinction of being the first data center to win the coveted Energy Star for data centers label from the Environmental Protection Agency. The guidelines (of course) are already receiving some criticism, but when facilities feature as much variety in style and location as data centers do, this is to be expected. Read More