New Data Center Construction
Because of an ever-increasing demand for data center space, we’re seeing a lot of news about construction. Some of these exciting new projects are huge corporate affairs, while others are more focused on hosting and colocation space. It also looks like there’s strong interest in developing more and more green data center technology – which makes a lot of sense, considering taking measures to protect the environment and conserve natural resources is not only a way to save the world a little bit at a time, but it also tends to save money for your company.
Here at Silverback Migration Solutions we can move you where you need to go, minimizing the trouble and risk of relocating or setting up new data center environments. Check out our Services page… because no one should have to handle this alone:
A few new hosting and colocation projects:
Here in the US, we have Superb Internet opening a new data center in Springfield, Virginia, which will be their third facility, with another in Virginia and one in Seattle, Washington. They are a leading web host company headquartered in Hawaii, and this new data center represents their efforts to stay on top of growth and demand on the East Coast. Their website:http://www.superbhosting.net/
We also have Internap expanding their existing facility in Manhattan and increasing its green features, including an ultrasonic humidification system and energy-efficient electronically commutated fans. Besides gaining 8500 square feet of new space, they are anticipating saving 15%-20% of the energy they would consume with less environmentally-conscious technology. http://www.internap.com/
Across the Atlantic, in Wakefield in the UK, the managed hosting and colocation provider Node4 is opening a new data center. It will also employ green measures like energy efficient air conditioning. http://www.node4.co.uk/
A bit north, in Scotland, Internet Villages International has proposed opening what might turn out to be the biggest data center in the world. Called “Alba 1,” it could be as enormous as 3 million square feet, and will use some of Scotland’s green energy sources like wind farms.
Other new data centers:
Also interesting are the massive data center openings of organizations like Yahoo, Apple, and the National Security Agency. Yahoo and Apple continue to stun us with innovative ideas like using Niagara Falls to power systems (in Yahoo’s case). Becoming green is an important trend, and these new projects do not disappoint on that front. The National Security Agency’s new Utah project is impressive more for its vastness: the eventual total cost of the project is estimated at about $2 billion, for a 1 million square foot facility using no less than 65 megawatts of power. See http://www.theregister.co.uk/ for more information about these massive private projects.
Comments are closed