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  • Google banks on data centre with no chillers

    Google has taken a radical new approach when it comes to cooling data centres. The search giant has opened a unique data centre in Belgium that has no backup chillers installed, but instead relies totally upon free air cooling to keep its servers cool.

  • Yahoo invents 'chicken coop' data centre design

    Yahoo is touting a data centre design which it says is based on 'chicken coops'. But data centre operator e-shelter, while welcoming the concept, has queried whether the design would be suitable for the corporate sector.

  • Downturn driving green IT into data centres

    The recession is driving green IT into data centres, and organisations that are facing continued pressure on their budgets and data centre resource, are now actively investigating software and outsourcing alternatives.

  • Microsoft to open two new data centers

    After postponing the development of one data center and losing a couple of high-level managers in its data center group, Microsoft said it will soon open new facilities in Dublin, Ireland, and Chicago.

  • Apple picks NC for $1B data center

    Apple will spend $1 billion building a major data center in North Carolina, the state's governor announced yesterday after signing a bill that will give Apple an estimated $46 million in tax breaks over the next 10 years.

  • IT heads get green thumbs: Symantec

    A new global survey boasts senior-level IT decision makers are further justifying green IT solutions by more than cost and IT efficiency benefits, by showing increasing interest in green IT strategies and solutions.

  • Wanted for hire: generalists, not IT specialists

    High-tech professionals with fewer skills could land more IT jobs, according to Interop speakers who argue that specific high-tech training and IT certifications could be detrimental to a career in next-generation data centers.

  • Web-hosting firms defy recession

    After the dot-com bubble burst in 2001, mothballed data centers operated by bankrupt companies such as Exodus and PSINet were the most visible signs of the IT-driven downturn. Today, despite the worst recession in 50 years, Web hosting is one of the few thriving segments of the IT industry.