Stream Data Centers Builds Its New Data Center in Woodlands

Latest industry reports suggest that data center developer Stream data centers recently started construction of a private data centre in Woodlands, Texas.  This data center will be spread across 73,320 sq.ft and also be able to withstand 146-mph winds and uplift. The data center will also incorporate sustainable design practice to achieve the LEED Gold Certification.

Stream Private Data Center is expected to provide 3.375 MW of critical load with plenty of room to expand to 6.75 MW across 30,000 square feet of raised floor with all necessary conduit and pads. The facility will implement the 2N electrical /N+1 mechanical configuration which will provide dual feed power from two separate sub stations.

‘Stream data centers’ has chosen Woodlands as the location for the data center is because this location offers strict zoning and a controlled environment. The region also has zero proximity to industrial uses, rails lines and flight paths.

Stream Data Centers co-managing partner Rob Kennedy said, “The Stream Private Data Center in The Woodlands offers corporate users a wholesale data center option located within a master-planned setting.”

The new data center is designed in such a way that it can be controlled by either a single tenant or 3 fully independent private data center suites. Each data center suite delivers a significant critical load which is not only expandable but also supported by independent power and cooling infrastructure.

The new facility will be fully-commissioned and ready for occupancy 1 April, 2013.

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TELEHOUSE Group’s Data Center Expansion Project in Full Swing

 

TELEHOUSE Group ,the leading global provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, recently announced that its parent company KDDI Corporation is all set to invest approximately $140.6 million (11 billion Japanese yen) to expand its data center business in the Greater China market including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The expansion plan includes construction of new data center in Beijing, China. This data center is set to offer all the standard TELEHOUSE services in Dec 2012. In the mean time, they are also planning to move forwards with the expansion of the colocation space in TELEHOUSE HONG KONG CCC.

 

KDDI is currently in charge of operations of four data centers, which are located in the Greater China Region, including Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The Beijing data center will be the newest addition, with a total floor area of 67,000 square meters (m2) in the region.

 

“KDDI and TELEHOUSE America recognize Greater China as one of the most important growing markets, and leading the whole Asian economy,” comments Satoshi Adachi, VP of TELEHOUSE America. “Additionally, active entry of Japanese, European and American companies requires world quality standards with high reliability services. In response, the KDDI group will support its customers’ business expansions by providing premier data center services and a high quality global network, using TELEHOUSE as its core, backed by the service advantages KDDI has in China with CD Networks (CDN) and DMX Technology.”

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Raleigh to Be the New Location for an Expansion Project of Citrix Systems

According to latest reports, Raleigh, North Carolina is making way for their
newest addition, a major corporate headquarter to their landscape. Citrix systems who are a major provider of cloud computing has locked down Raleigh for the expansion project of its Sharefile Data Sharing Group.  Sharefile hopes to announce the exact location of its new corporate headquarters by August.

 The project is expected to be completed in the next 5 years and Citrix Systems is reported to be investing a capital between $11 million and $26 million in Downtown Raleigh to house its workforce.

“At Sharefile, relaxation and play is considered as important as work in this corporate culture. We have a big tech company with a lot of young employees,” said Sharefile founder Jesse Lipson. “They want to be where the action is”.

“People are trying to come downtown more and more and more,” said Joey Brown. “People move from all sorts of other places to get down here.”

Adds Tara Zechini, I love to work downtown. The energy down here is great.”

“There’s always fun, there’s always parties and great things to eat and do; it’s a great place to be,” said Zechini.

Adding Sharefile’s employees to the downtown is bound to have an effect on the area’s economy.

 “When you move 500 professionals in a tech company to an area, they’re going to want to live near where they work and eat and experience entertainment in that area,” said Lipson.

He also believes that this move will affect the business end of Raleigh in a dramatic way.

“I think it’ll have a ripple effect on Raleigh and on other tech companies will want to move their headquarters down to where the action is.”

To return the favor to Citrix Systems for the expansion in Raleigh, the city has decided to award a Job Development Investme

nt Grant. The grant pays the company 2.25 percent of the new tax value of taxable investment recorded on the tax records for a period of 12 years at the current tax rate of $0.3735 per $100 property valuation.


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Apple Decides to Go ‘Green’

Apple Inc has decided to power its main U.S. data center entirely with renewable energy by the end of this year, an initiative to address longstanding environmental concerns about the rapid expansion of high-consuming computer server farms. The iPhone and iPad maker said on Thursday that it was buying equipment from SunPower Corp and new company Bloom Energy to build two solar array installations in and around Maiden, North Carolina, near its core data center. Once up, the solar farm will supply 84 million kWh of energy per year. The sites will employ high-efficiency solar cells and an advanced solar tracking system.

“The two solar farms will cover 250 acres, among the largest in the industry, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer told Reuters”. “Apple plans on using coal-free electricity in all three of its data centers, with the Maiden facility coal-free by the end of 2012”. ‘I’m not aware of any other company producing energy onsite at this scale,’ Oppenheimer said in a telephone interview. ‘The plan we are releasing today includes two solar farms and together they will be twice as big as we previously announced, thanks to the purchase of some land very near to the data center in Maiden, which will help us meet this goal.’

Concerns about the ever-expanding power consumption of computer data centers have mounted in recent years, as technology giants build enormous facilities housing servers to cater to an explosion in Internet traffic, multimedia use and enterprise services hosting, via cloud computing. ‘Our next facility will be in Prineville, Oregon. This is still in the planning stages and we have already identified plenty of renewable sources nearby,’ Oppenheimer said. ‘We haven’t finalized our plans for on-site generation, but any power we need to run our center in Prineville that we get from the grid will be 100 percent renewable and locally generated sources,’ the Apple CFO said.

Quite a few members of Greenpeace staged a protest this week at Apples Cupertino campus using a giant ‘iPod.’ Greenpeace, which has also targeted Amazon.com and Microsoft with clean energy campaigns, praised Apples decision.

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Uptime Institute 7th Annual Symposium to Feature Modular Data Center Campus

Symposium to feature Modular Data Centers inside the Santa Clara Convention Center; Free Tours Available

New York, NY (May 2, 2012) – Uptime Institute, a division of The 451 Group, will feature a large-scale, first of its kind Modular Data Center Campus at its 2012 Uptime Institute Symposium, which will be held May 14-17th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The campus, which will feature actual modular data centers from Digital Realty, IO.Anywhere, Schneider Electric and Active Power, will be available for touring on a complementary basis inside the Convention Center, giving attendees the opportunity to walk through actual units, make side-by-side comparisons and engage in active discussions about this growing trend in the data center industry. Limited complementary passes are available for the Modular Data Center Campus and Expo on a first come, first serve basis by registering here.

“The data center industry is constantly evolving, and like many other sectors, owners and operators are looking for ways to cut costs, save space and increase efficiencies,” said Symposium 2012 Program Director Matt Stansberry. “Data centers are being created to be more economically and energy efficient, while being located virtually anywhere, including building rooftops. Our Data Center Campus will be a great opportunity for those interested in deploying a modular data center to take an up close and personal look at the leading models and hear from the best in the business.”

The Modular Campus and Exhibition Hall will be open on May 14th and 15th and is available to Symposium Delegates and holders of Free Modular Data Center Campus & Expo passes. Free Modular Data Center Campus & Expo passes also provide access to Symposium content on May 14th including keynote presentations from eBay, as well as presentations from companies such as Greenpeace and HP; an evening networking reception; and Green Enterprise IT Awards Presentation Ceremonies.

Attend Uptime Institute Symposium 2012: Digital Infrastructure Convergence to participate in the premier event in the data center industry and to tour the Modular Data Center Campus by registering for Delegate or free Expo/Modular Data Center Campus-only passes here. Symposium underwriters include Platinum sponsor Digital Realty, Diamond sponsors IO and Schneider Electric, Gold sponsors Emerson, and HP and Silver sponsors Fortrust, FieldView Solutions, NoLimits Software, RF Code, and Vantage Data Centers.

About Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute, a division of The 451 Group, provides independent thought leadership, certification, education and professional services for the global data center industry in over 50 countries. It serves all industry stakeholders, including enterprise and third-party owners and operators, manufacturers, service providers and engineers. Through Uptime Institute Professional Services, Uptime Institute delivers due diligence assessments and Certifications of site infrastructure and site management in accordance with the Tier and Operational Sustainability Standards.
The 451 Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, including San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Sao Paulo, Dubai, and Singapore.

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Certification by Data Center University

Data Center University™ (DCU) offers industry-leading education for IT professionals‚ facilities managers‚ engineers‚ designers‚ consultants‚ and anyone involved in the critical decisions and infrastructure planning of data centers worldwide.

DCU provides a full curriculum of courses that educate and deliver up-to-the-minute information when and where you need it. Their online program is intended to be manageable and attainable‚ and with their Certification exam‚ you can quantify your learning and experience as a true data center professional!

 

Website: Data Center University

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Marist College – Institute for Data Center Professionals

The Institute for Data Center Professionals at Marist College was established in 2004 with funding from the National Science Foundation to provide vendor neutral education, training and workforce development for the data center community. We have grown significantly over the years and have expanded our educational offerings to stay current with the needs of the industry. Our core data center program consists of six associate level certificates covering all aspects of the data center environment from infrastructure to IT applications. Specifically these certificates cover:

    Systems and Software
    Networking
    Facilities management
    Operations & Process management
    Product Development & Financial Planning
    Security

When a student completes these certificates, they have earned certification as a Data Center Professional. If they already have 50 college credits in addition to these certificates, they are also awarded a Data Center Technologies Certificate from Marist College. We have also expanded beyond this core program and now offer certificates in Advanced Facilities Management, Greening of the Data Center and several certificates covering enterprise computing topics for mainframe systems and application programmers. Most of our courses provide 3 undergraduate college credits in addition to a very robust and comprehensive curriculum. The courses are 100% online and asynchronous but definitely instructor-led. Our instructors are a combination of Marist faculty and industry experts. Our data center expert instructors are principals in their own businesses but teach for us on a regular basis as adjunct instructors. We do have a “Meet the Faculty” page on our website detailing the bios of our instructors.

Our website is: http://idcp.marist.edu

Susan Scanlon
Director of Corporate Outreach
Institute for Data Center Professionals
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tel: 845-575-3588
Fax: 845-575-3095
Susan.Scanlon at Marist.edu

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