DigitalOcean’s data center footprint is growing quickly.
The company, which is founded by an Israeli entrepreneur, is working to consolidate specialized hardware from multiple vendors.
One of Israel’s most successful entrepreneurs is back with a stealthy new startup, dubbed Stratoscale, which is building new software for large data centers.
The merged company is expected to have a total annual revenue of $630 million and gain a greater share of the Ethernet switching market, where it competes with giants like Cisco.
Guest Post Intel may have dominated the data center since the 1990s, but after more than a decade, the battle for the server silicon and control of the data center is about to re-ignite again.
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’.
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.
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.
Data center power-saving software company Power Assure has pulled in a $13.5 million funding round led by strategic partner ABB in addition to previous investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the company announced yesterday.
Twitter is adding to its network of data centers with a new East Coast location that should help the service keep pace with its over 100 million (and growing) active daily users, reports Data Center Knowledge.
Virtualization company Hotlink emerged out of stealth mode yesterday to more efficiently manage virtual machines in data centers. The product earned the company $10 million in financing from Foundation Capital.
If you pulled the plug on Silicon Valley’s data centers, innovation would grind to a halt. Web services companies, from social game makers to cloud computing startups, depend on computing power leased from independent data centers to host their applications on the internet. So it’s good to know that Equinix, one of the biggest data center hosting companies, just spent $103 million on the first phase of a brand new data center inside a vast warehouse building in San Jose, Calif. The data center will eventually be the host for the computer servers of hundreds of startups.
Social networking titan Facebook is investing around $450 million to open a second standalone data center out in the evergreen hills of Forest City, North Carolina, the company announced today.
Yahoo unveiled its new energy-efficient data center in Lockport, New York today. The company’s green data center design uses the cool air from outside the building to chill servers and was built in part with a government grant of $9.9 million. Its design takes inspiration from the long, narrow build of chicken coops that allows cool winds to enter the building. The company says this data center will use 40 percent less energy and 95 percent less water than conventional data centers.