Microsoft's Project Natick enters phase two by dropping a 40-foot prototype data center 117 feet below the ocean surface near Scotland's Orkney Islands. It contains 12 racks playing host to 864 servers and their associated cooling.
Seagate wants to speed up hard drive access in the data center with its new multi-actuator technology. These drives will have two sets of readers that rely on the same pivot point, thus data is written in two short waves.
A recent study issued by cloud service provider Backblaze reports that hard drives built for data centers aren't more reliable than models sold on the mainstream desktop market. The company compared two 8TB drives from Seagate.
As part of Microsoft's plan to toss your data -- and its data centers -- into the sea, a recent patent filing illustrates just how the Redmond, Washington, company would keep your data safe in underwater data centers.
A recent leak reveals the specs of an Intel Optane-branded P4800X Series SSD, destined for data centers with a 375GB capacity. It will have a read speed of up to 2,400MB per second and a write speed of up to 2,000MB per second.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has shared the first detailed look inside the firm's Lulea data center, located just 70 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The massive facility is the size of six football fields.
On Wednesday, Google announced a new commitment to achieving "zero waste in all [its] data centers globally," something the company calls "an ambitious goal and just the kind of challenge that excites us."
LinkedIn has opened its first data center outside of the U.S. The social network has chosen Singapore as the location for the $58 million facility, in the hopes that it will help it to capitalize upon its growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
Google launched a massive data center in The Dalles, Oregon, back in 2006. Many Google employees aren't allowed into the facility, but now anyone can take virtual tour thanks to a 360-degree video upload to YouTube. Viewers can even use…
While most of the world still balks at the notion of using nuclear energy to power large-scale enterprises, Russia recently announced plans to build what could be its largest data center right on top of the Kalinin nuclear power plant.
Data centers are springing up around the world these days as tech firms invest huge amounts of money in cloud technology. But as Google found out recently, there's still much work to be done on protecting the centers against lightning…
In the ultimate victory for environmental activists, Google is planning to spend $600 million on a server farm that will span 350 acres of land near Chattanooga, Alabama and will ultimately be 100 percent powered by green energy.