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Lack of natural disasters helps make Chicago keeper of web-based data

Chicago has quietly become one of the nation’s top sites for a silent but critical component of Internet and cloud computing - data centres - and one reason is the region’s relative scarcity of natural disasters such as the Japanese earthquake.

DataChambers selected by Clinical Ink to host systems and

DataChambers has announced it has been chosen to host the operating systems used by Clinical Ink, a pioneering provider of electronic source records for clinical trials, to deliver seamless service to clients around the globe.

DataChambers will host the systems, virtual servers and databases Clinical Ink uses to deliver the service – protecting them in a highly secure data centre housed in a blast-resistant, underground bunker. Experts in the DataChambers Network Operations Centre will monitor and manage the infrastructure around the clock.

Source: PR Web

Phoenix NAP achieves SAS 70 Type II Certification

Phoenix NAP, a next generation data centre and network access point, today announced it is a SAS 70 Type II certified facility, following the completion of a successful audit by independent agency Security and Control LLC.

QTS expanding Jersey City Data Centre and upgrading power, space and connectivity

QTS, provider of data centres and managed services, has announced an expansion plan to upgrade the power, raised-floor space and the connectivity to QTS's Jersey City Data Center.

With the first phase available in late Q2 2011, the new upgrade will result in over 5.0 MW of power and over 50,000 sq ft of raised floor available to customers in the facility. This expansion creates a significant increase in both raised floor space and power density in the data centre, where QTS offers all three of its core products; custom data centre, colocation and cloud services.

Data centre efficiency firm bought by Denver company

Bluestone Energy Services, a Norwell, Mass.-based firm focused on energy efficiency upgrades at data centres, has been acquired by Denver-based OpTerra Energy Group. Financial terms for the acquisition were not disclosed.

Bluestone, an engineering and project development firm, was founded in 1990. The company designs custom energy-saving projects for data centre cooling systems, which can cut 15% to 20% of a centre’s power use.

Source: Business Journal

FiberMedia celebrates unveiling of two data centres in the New York Metro area

FiberMedia, a leading New Jersey and New York data centre operator announces the unveiling of two state-of-the-art data centre facilities; Secaucus, NJ and Chappaqua, NY. The significant enhancements to these facilities bring FiberMedia’s total data centre footprint in the New York Metro area to over 130,000 sq ft across five strategically placed facilities.

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