Posts tagged as: Data Center

Apple Ends Plans For A Data Center In Galway, Ireland

Apple has ending its plans to build a data center in Galway county in Ireland. Apple announced in February 2015 that they would invest €850m in the new data center near Athenry. The project was expected to create 300 temporary jobs and up to 150 permanent staff required to run the facility upon completion. Apple […]

The Westin Building Exchange Plans 1 MW Expansion For The Downtown Seattle Colocation DC

The Westin Building Exchange (WBX), based in downtown Seattle,  announces today the completion of the first phase of a new expansion of its Seattle-based carrier hotel / colocation facility. WBX is adding 1 MW of critical power capacity to accommodate the growing needs of both new and existing colocation customers since they have increased their […]

Apple Plans to Open New Data Center in Iowa

Apple has committed $1.3 billion for a new data center in Waukee, Iowa. The state already has data centers used by  Microsoft, Facebook and Google. Apple will buy 2,000 acres of land in the city for the project, the first phase of which will include two facilities, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced. Apple will also contribute […]

Facebook’s New Fort Worth Data Center to Rely Exclusively on Renewable Energy

Facebook on Wednesday announced plans to build a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas. This will be the social network’s fifth data center, with the other four located in Altoona, Iowa; Prineville, Oregon; Forest City, North Carolina; and Luleå, Sweden. It will be one of the most advanced, efficient, and sustainable data centers in […]

Apple Growing Its Data Center to Nine Buildings with a Solar Farm

Apple is planning another expansion of its datacenter near Reno, Nevada, says local newspaper the Reno Gazette Journal, citing building permits filed with Washoe County. The new efforts will bring the total number of buildings to nine, including eight data clusters and an administrative center. “They just keep plugging along,” says a senior planner for […]

Apple About to Own the Largest Non-Power Company Fuel Cell Installation

According to paperwork filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission, Apple intends to double the size of the Catawba County fuel cell project on the site of the Apple’s data center in Maiden, NC. The move to 10 megawatts of power production will make it the largest installation of fuel cell technology not run by […]

Amazon’s AWS Data Center in Northern Virginia Is Run Very Slow

Amazon web services has confirmed on a status page that is it suffering from “degraded performance for a small number of EBS volumes” in a single availability zone centered on Northern Virginia. Affected sites Reddit, Imgur, Pinterest, GitHub, and Gamespot are experiencing intermittent service disruptions as a result of the outage, particularly for web surfers […]

Microsoft Bullys Its Way Out of Fines by Wasting Energy at Washington State Data Center

Microsoft wasted a vast amount of electricity last year in order to avoid paying a fine. According to the New York Times, “millions of watts” were deliberately used to meet estimations on a Washington data center’s energy use. The penalty of $210,000 was avoided, but was then followed by threats to continue wasting energy until […]

Apple’s Prineville, Oregon Data Center Gets 15 Year Tax Break

Apple has reached an agreement with the town of Prineville and Crook County in return for the placement of its Oregon datacenter. The deal will give Apple a 15-year property tax exemption. In return, it will have to invest $250 million in its 160 acres of land and promise at least 35 jobs at 150 […]

Dell Grows Cloud Power with Washington State Data Center

Dell has kicked off its latest data center in Quincy, Washington to support it growing Cloud plans for customers of all sizes. Offering redundant network connectivity, the facility is set to provide cloud solutions to the company’s North American customers. In the press release, Dell Services executive director Partrick Mooney said his company was “proud […]

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