This is the first of the two data centers expected to serve as the “computing backbone” for the company’s global operations. General Motors hopes to consolidate 23 data centers and three information technology suppliers around the world into two facilities by the year 2015.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board approved an $18 million tax break for Facebook, provided it creates at least 31 jobs in the area. There are also specific financial kickbacks from the city of Altoona.
Facebook has reportedly chosen Iowa as the next state to hold a massive, $1.5 billion data center.
A report in the Des Moines Register cited "legislative sources" in confirming that Facebook intends to erect a 1.4 million square foot facility that could cost up to $1.5 billion in Altoona, Iowa.
Today, the race for better, smaller, faster supercomputers includes an adjective that wasn't nearly as common five years ago: greener. In other words, more energy efficient. And, not incidentally, cheaper.
The data center will use low-cost hydropower from the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant as well as an outside-air cooling system to keep machines at optimal temperatures.
The good news keeps on coming for cloud infrastructure company Joyent -- today, its announced a new CEO, global expansion plans, and a new product.
Michigan-based Yottabyte claims to have a cloud-based operating system to control and manage virtually anything.
Apple is finally breaking earth in Prineville, Oregon on the 160-acre data center site the company purchased back in February -- not too from Facebook's Prineville data center.
The 15-year-old firm has poured $50 million into IO, a provider of data center hosting services.
Oh, and the company is growing revenue 20 percent monthly.
Hong Kong: home of 7 million crowded people, sky-high real estate prices, and ... a new Apple data center. Well, a future Apple data center.
SimpliVity, a "hyper convergence" startup, comes out of stealth mode and announces $18 million in funding.
Facebook's Sub-Zero data center is a wee little facility, but it isn't for serving up Likes at lightning speed. It's for long-term, low-power backups that will keep Facebook data on ice indefinitely.
Google released an annual energy report for its data centers Monday, claiming that by measuring energy consumption, its data centers are 50 percent more efficient than other companies’.
Tucked away in Douglas County, Georgia, next to a Six Flags theme …
Apple released its 2012 Facilities Report today, revealing the company’s data center in North Carolina will be powered by America’s largest end user-owned solar array.
It’s easy to peg Apple as a villain these days, given the situation with workers …
Net Optics, a company that lets you listen in on your network activity, has acquired TripleLayer and nMetrics in an effort to create more easily-installed products in an anything but user-friendly industry.
“We adopted the use of a product kind …
Your Facebook profile doesn’t exist on your computer or in some nebulous cloud called “the Internet.”
It’s stored deep in the brick-and-mortar walls of real-world fortresses. It comes to life as electricity flows through wires that connect tens of thousands …
In our increasingly connected world of cloud-powered information, it’s easy to forget that there are enormous facilities around the U.S. that store all this data.
For instance, it takes 11 diesel generators to power Microsoft’s 700,000-square foot data center in …
Social network giant Facebook has chosen the northern Swedish town of Lulea as the site of its first data center outside the U.S., reports Reuters.
The data center, which will cost an initial $121 million to build, will be the …