Tag: Construction

SuperNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold Status for Operations

Uptime isn’t just about having a resilient facility. Human error is among the leading causes of data center outages, underlining the importance of a well-trained staff and operational best practices.

The team at Switch in Las Vegas has now met the highest standards on both fronts. After earning Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute earlier this year, Switch’s SuperNAP 8 has now added Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability.

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Microsoft to Expand Azure Data Center Infrastructure in Virginia and Iowa

Citing growing demand for Microsoft‘s cloud services (more than 8,000 customers sign up for its Azure cloud every week), Phil Sorgen, the company’s corporate vice president for Worldwide Partner Channel, announced in a blog post that the company will bring two new Azure regions online in Virginia (US East 2) and Iowa (US Central). The additional regions will help the company respond to what it says is a need to double capacity every six to nine months.

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NTT’s Osaka Data Center Build Illustrates Impact of 2011 Earthquake on Industry

It has been more than three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake devastated the island country’s northeast. Aftershocks of the disaster are still felt by the country’s data center industry, continuing to shape its dynamics.

NTT Communications’ expansion of data center capacity in Osaka — way south of the area affected by the tremor — serves as an illustration (in both location and design) of how the industry is being shaped by the event.

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ViaWest Opens Huge Denver Data Center

ViaWest has opened its fifth Denver-area data center. The Compark facility — the first greenfield construction project the provider has ever undertaken – is a  210,000 square foot building with 140,000 square feet of raised floor.

The news comes about two months after ViaWest launched a data center in Chaska, Minnesota, to serve the Minneapolis market.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge