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Video: Whole Lotta Shaking … But No Breaking

James Ball Mar 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When a massive 7.0 earthquake struck Anchorage, Alaska in late 2018, Worksafe's ISO-Base technology saved the day for one data center. Here’s their story.

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Facebook's Not-So-Good Day; More News

James Ball Mar 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

This week, we take a look at Facebook and Instagram’s midweek meltdown; Chicago’s decreasing vacancy rate; an increase in data center build-outs and more news from around the industry.

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Power Strips, Machine Learning, Climate Change and More News

James Ball Mar 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

This week, we delve into the world of power distribution units. We also take a look at the correlation between climate change and data centers; we also examine how machine learning can both help and hinder cooling efforts and more news.

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Google Gobbles Everything in Sight; Amazon Scraps NYC HQ, More

James Ball Feb 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Imagine Google, but bigger. Well, that’s exactly what Google is going for as it continues to dominate the hyperscale market. This week, we take a look at Google’s massive nationwide expansion; Amazon’s scrapped HQ in NYC; the past, present and future of hyperscale and the coming impacts of 5G technology on data centers.  
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Major Wells Fargo Outage Thursday; More Data Center News

James Ball Feb 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

On Thursday, millions of Wells Fargo banking customers were effectively shut out of their accounts due to a power shutdown at one of its Midwestern data centers. We also take a look at the top data center skills needed in 2019; some possible roadblocks to a floating Irish data center and more.

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Chicago Ranks Third in Nation for Capacity; More News

James Ball Feb 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

This week, we take a look at a pair of stories from the Windy City, including one that indicates it is third in the nation for data center capacity and another that repurposes an old power station as a data center. Read this and other news stories from around the industry here.

other that repurposes an old power station as a data center. Read this and other news stories from around the industry here.

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