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Amazon Comes Clean on Dublin Data Center Outage

Amazon has issued a detailed summary about the events that occurred with its Dublin data center outage.

Sprint to Offer Cloud Services

Sprint plans to begin offering cloud services before the end of the year.

Federal Data Center Consolidation Effort Not Cut-and-Dried

Despite the best intentions of reducing the federal data center footprint and freeing up dollars in reduced energy costs, the ambitious goal will be tough to meet, according to new research. 

Report: Data Center Energy Consumption Has Slowed

New research suggests that electricity consumption by data centers grew slower from 2005 to 2010 than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency predicted in a 2007 report.

Facebook Announces Expansion of Oregon Data Center

Facebook has decided to expand its first wholly owned data center.

GSA Completes Migration to Hosted Email Service

The General Services Administration has successfully migrated its 17,000 employee email users from Lotus Notes to a professional version of Gmail packaged in Google Apps for Government.

Microsoft's Project Daytona Takes It into the Big Data Space

Microsoft announced a set of tools and services built around the Azure platform that will allow researchers to analyze extremely large data sets.

Federal Government Plans Massive Data Center Consolidation

The federal government plans to shut down 40 percent (800) of its data centers over the next four years. The shuttering of facilities is expected to free up billions of dollars a year and acres of real estate.

Texas Bill Averts Tax Crisis for Hosting Companies

The governor's signature on Texas House Bill 1841 has come to the delight of several Texas-based hosting and data center companies.

Internet Traffic Leading a Data Center Boom/Bust

Data center space has been one of the few bright spots in real estate of late, but some fear its peak has passed.

Amazon Cuts Data Transfer Costs

Following Microsoft's lead with its Windows Azure platform, Amazon Web Services announced that it was eliminating fees for inbound data transfer and reducing fees for outbound data transfer.

HP Unveils FlexNetwork

HP rolled out FlexNetwork, a unified architecture for the data center, campus and branch.

Fortune 1000 Companies Not in Favor of Public Cloud

A survey found Fortune 1000 companies are highly resistant to the public cloud as a means of storage.

137 Federal Data Centers to Be Closed by End of 2011

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says 137 federal data centers will close by the end of the year.

Amazon Outage Stirs Cloud Debate

After four days, Amazon's EC2 outage appears to be over, but Amazon and affected sites are still recovering.

Google Invests in Wind Energy to Offset Environmental Impact of Oklahoma Data Center

Google has invested in a wind farm in Oklahoma to help offset the environmental impact of one of its data centers.

Data Center Enters 'Industrial Phase'

Commercial data center capacity is only expected to grow in the near term.

VMware Launches New PaaS

VMware has launched a new open source Platform-as-a-Service called Cloud Foundry.

Level 3 to Acquire Global Crossing

Internet content delivery company Level 3 Communications has agreed to buy Global Crossing Limited in a deal valued at $3 billion.

Facebook Sharing Its Data Center Technology

Facebook launched the Open Compute Project, an initiative with the goal of developing servers and data centers using the model associated with open source software projects.

IEEE Launches Cloud Computing Initiative

The IEEE has started a cloud computing initiative that it expects to be a "catalyst for innovation" in the area.

Fujitsu Launches Cloud Consultant Service

Fujitsu has launched a cloud consulting service that seeks to aid IT decision makers.

Dell Inaugurates Exanet-based R&D Center

Dell inaugurated its new research and development center in Israel that will be used to develop cloud computing solutions and develop storage technologies.

Datapipe Transitions U.S. Data Centers to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Managed hosting provider Datapipe announced this week that all its U.S.-based data centers are now powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

Maxim Integrated Products Launches Energy Measurement SoC

Maxim Integrated Products announced the launch of the 78M6613, what it calls the industry's first system on chip (SoC) energy measurement solution for AC/DC power supplies.

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