data centers

Azure’s availability zones are now generally available

No matter what cloud you build on, if you want to build something that’s highly available, you’re always going to opt to put your applications and data in at least two physically separated

Iron Mountain acquires IO Data Centers’ US operations for $1.3 billion

Iron Mountain announced today that it's acquiring the U.S. data center assets of IO Data Centers for a cool $1.3 billion -- and the price tag could potentially go higher. With today's purchase, Iron M

Why Dropbox decided to drop AWS and build its own infrastructure and network

There is always a tension inside companies about whether to build or to buy, whatever the need. A few years ago Dropbox decided it was going to move the majority of its infrastructure requirements fro

IBM expands its cloud footprint with new data centers in London, Sydney and San Jose

IBM reported its quarterly earnings this week and, while the company’s overall results were once again disappointing, cloud revenue was up 15 percent year-over-year and accounted for $3.9 billio

London calling: Google Cloud launches new region in London

As the Brits prepare to exit the EU in the coming years, it’s going to require that they have a set of services based on British soil. Google helped solve one cloud localization problem today wh

Microsoft will soon open its first two data centers in Africa

Microsoft today announced that it will soon open two data center regions for its cloud-based services in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. This marks Microsoft's first data center expansion int

Equinix completes $3.6 billion deal to buy 29 data centers from Verizon

Equinix, an international data center company based in Redwood City, California, announced today that it has completed the purchase of 29 data centers from Verizon for $3.6 billion. The acquisition gr

SnapRoute secures $25 million Series A investment for open source network OS

SnapRoute, a startup that builds open source software that enables network engineers to customize commodity networking switches and routers to meet their exact requirements, announced a $25 million A

IBM expands its UK presence with 4 new data centers

IBM today announced that it is launching four new data centers in the U.K. This brings IBM’s total data center footprint in the U.K. to six, in addition to 16 other locations across Europe. This

Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel,

CoreOS launches Torus, a new open source distributed storage system

CoreOS today announced the launch of Torus, its latest open source project. Just like CoreOS’s other projects, Torus is all about giving startups and enterprises access to the same kind of techn

Superspin research project aims to drive more energy efficient computing

Scientists at Cambridge University are working on combining two fields of solid state physics research, spintronics and superconductors, in order to develop what they hope could become the foundation

Google joins the Open Compute Project

Apple To Invest $2B Building Green Data Centers In Ireland And Denmark

Amid deeper investigations into how Apple may be using its operations in Ireland as a means for tax avoidance on tens of billions of dollars in profit, the iPhone maker has announced that it will spe

Amazon Invests In 150MW Indiana Wind Farm To Power Its Data Centers

Amazon today announced that it is working with the Pattern Energy Group to construct and operate a 150 megawatt wind farm in Benton County, Indiana. The new wind farm will go online in about a year an

Facebook’s Newest Data Center Is Now Online In Altoona, Iowa

Facebook today announced that its newest data center in Altoona, Iowa, is now open for business. The new facility complements the company's other centers in Prineville, Ore; Forest City, N.C. and Lule

How Google Uses Machine Learning And Neural Networks To Optimize Data Centers

Google has released some new research about it efforts to maximize performance and minimize energy use at data centers through machine learning today. Long story short: Google is building superintelli

Calxeda Raises $55 Million For ARM-Based, Low-Powered Server Chips

<a target="_blank" href="http://calxeda.com">Calxeda</a> has raised $55 million for its ultra-low-power server chips that use ARM-based processors instead of the Intel x86 architecture that now domina

Google Chooses Chile For Its First Latin American Data Center

Google currently operates <a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/locations/index.html">eight massive data centers</a> in the U.S. and Europe. It is also constructing new dat

Nlyte Closes $12 Million To Help Data Centers Last Longer, Use Less Energy

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/nlyte-logo.png?w=300" width="300" height="34" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-246771" /></img> <a href="http://www.nlyte.com/">Nlyte So
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