Issue 19, January 2012
FOCUS NEWS NAM
QTS ATLANTA METRO GETS LEED GOLD
What is claimed to be the second largest data center in the world, Quality Technology
Services’ (QTS) Atlanta
Metro facility in Georgia, has achieved LEED Gold Certification for excellence in energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design.
What makes QTS’s qualification different
US Terremark is currently assessing its parent company Verizon’s data center operations as it prepares to take over their management and delivery of enterprise IT services.
Verizon purchased Terremark for US$1.4bn in early 2011 in a deal which gave the telecommunications
access to Terremark’s advanced infrastructure and management IT and security solutions while expanding Verizon’s data center footprint to almost 50 facilities around the world.
A subsidiary of Dominion, one of the largest energy producers in the US, has invested US$1m in Power Assure, a developer of data center energy management software. Dominion Technologies
Energy provides smart-
grid solutions that aim to increase efficiency of the power grid.
Facebook received LEED Gold Certification for phase one of its Prineville data center in Oregon. The data center was designed to be “the most energy efficient in the world”, with a redesigned physical infrastructure to get the best efficiency measures.
The data center is being built in three phases, covering 120 acres: Phase one is already in operation, and phase two is due to open before the end of 2011.
Internap provides a range of services: from colocation and managed hosting to
enterprise IP and content delivery network. is that it is a multitenant facility used
for colocation and the delivery of cloud computing services, where client concerns for uptime often reduce the amount of innovation that can be used for green initiatives.
QTS CTO Brian Johnston said the company had implemented several “green” processes since purchasing and upgrading the 990,000
There has been no named source confirming the story but a report by OregonLive.com
said sources close to Apple said it is considering building a data center in Oregon, already a
Facebook, Amazon and Google as a data center location.
Apple has been expanding its data center operations in recent times to make way for iCloud services, used for pushing out content to its mobile device holders. It is currently constructing a data center in North Carolina.
Internap has officially launched a facility with 55,000 sq ft of data center floor space in the Dallas- Fort Worth region of Texas. The data center, in the Town of Plano, can handle power densities up to 12kW per rack and receives power through two 3MW power feeds, with overall power capacity expandable to a total of 20MW.
sq ft data center in 2007. It devoted 4.5 acres of its roof for rain water capture for cooling the data center, and managed to improve its PUE since 2010 by 11.4%. It also worked with the US Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Program which placed specially trained MBA and MPA students into the organization to help identify areas where efficiency could be further improved.
Its project is part of a data center construction boom in Dallas.
The Janelia Farm Research Campus in the US, a world- class biomedical research center, is working with Brocade for advanced data analysis and new networking infrastructure it says could make data crunching 10 times faster than before.
Brocade said it is installing a high- performance network architecture that
will be used by scientists when they are analysing complex volumes of data. It said its core network will consist of 56 ports of 100GbE in Brocade MLXe routers, making Janelia Farm’s the largest research deployment of 100GbE in the world.
Latisys is adding a second data center in the Denver metropolitan area. It will bring 14MW of power to
its 6.5-acre campus
in Englewood (just south of Denver) online early in the third quarter of 2012, with plans to add another 10MW in the following construction phase.
Dallas, Texas in the US, is currently going through a data center boom
Seattle broadcast media company Fisher Communications sold its mixed-use campus which includes data center space in Fisher Plaza, to Hines Global REIT (real estate investment trust) for US$160m in
According to the 2011 DatacenterDynamics Industry Census figures for the US, 25% of respondents said they planned to invest in a private cloud in the next 12 months, this was compared to about 12.5% that
they had already invested in a private cloud in 2011. The survey received views from 517 data center end users and operators.
The 300,000 sq ft campus is also home to Fisher’s headquarters.
One of the buildings in the plaza, Fisher Plaza West, is a six-story building that includes about 54,000 sq ft of data center space and about 30,000 sq ft of office space.
Five 9s Digital, a North Carolina- based provider of mission-critical real estate services, is adding a 138,000 sq ft, 10MW data center in Minnesota. The data center will be called Connexion. It will come online in August 2012. Total investment in the project is estimated to be between US$75m and $100m, including construction and installation of equipment by its future customers.
See full articles at www.datacenterdynamics. com/nam
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