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Microsoft considers smaller data centre in West Des Moines

08.06.2010

Microsoft says it’s again considering building a data centre in West Des Moines, but the project would be significantly smaller than initially proposed, state documents show. Instead of constructing a nearly US$600 million data centre in West Des Moines, the Redmond, Wash., software giant is...

Patni leverages cloud computing for self, clients

08.06.2010

Mumbai-headquartered Patni Computer Systems is set to host all its IT infrastructure needs on the cloud. It has put nearly 80% of all its infrastructure needs on a private cloud (only the voice operations such as call centres have data centres, since they are governed by other licenses), and...

Growing buzz about environmentally sustainable data centre based on life of bees

08.06.2010

What can the designers of data centres learn from bees? Plenty, says MDES, a data analysis company in the Netherlands. Looking at the ways bees work together in hives, the company has come up with Ozzo – a concept for a renewable energy data centre, which will hopefully be built in the Amsterdam...

EPA now awarding energy stars for data centres

08.06.2010

Stand-alone data centres and buildings that house large data centres now can earn the familiar aqua-and-white Energy Star label if they pass the agency's qualification requirements. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, charged with seeing that enterprise IT devices such as servers and...

Emulex to buy private chip maker for US$159 million

08.06.2010

Emulex has agreed to buy ServerEngines, a privately held semiconductor company, in a cash-and-stock deal worth at least US$159 million. The maker of computer data centre technology also said it expects fiscal fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of 15 cents to 17 cents a share, while analysts'...

Water-main break cripples Dallas County computers and operations

08.06.2010

The computer disaster that a consultant warned Dallas County about two years ago arrived Tuesday when a break in a water main disabled its computer systems, crippling operations for almost the entire county government. The 2008 consultant's report warned the county that it needed a backup plan...

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