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Google reveals seven years of evolving data-center strategy

In an in-depth profile, Google's head of data-center operations provides a history of how the company's approach to data centers has changed in seven years.

By November 13, 2012


Facebook hopes to spur data-center innovation (photos)

In order to meet the extreme demands put on its servers, Facebook has designed its own data center setup. Now it's sharing those plans with partners and competitors alike.

By April 7, 2011


Data-center worker sabotages Calif. power grid

An unhappy computer technician admits trying to shut down part of California's power grid in an attempt to get back at his boss.

By December 17, 2007


The datacenter is everywhere

This blog will have its home base in the datacenter itself and will cover topics from servers big and small, to multi-core processors, to operating systems, to virtualization, to power and cooling concerns.

By October 16, 2007


Burn coal, or improve your datacenter, says EPA

Servers chew up power. They could run on less

By August 3, 2007


VMware takes its turn at cloud computing

The virtualization company announces a Virtual Datacenter Operating System and a plan to reassure enterprises that it can make cloud computing work for them.

By September 15, 2008


HP seeks smarter data-center cooling

The company believes arrays of thousands of temperature sensors will enable wiser use of air conditioning.

By May 3, 2006


IBM buys data-center mapping firm

IBM acquires privately held Collation, a 4-year-old company that makes specialized software for pinpointing problems in corporate data centers.

By November 16, 2005


Datacenter Tech gets $7.9 million

Datacenter Technologies has raised a $7.9 million second round of funding, led by Partech International and NeSBIC Cte Fund. Other investors included Trust Capital Technology, Koceram, NIB Capital and Big Bang Ventures. Belgium-based Datacenter has raised a total of $11.4 million. The company develops software and equipment for planning and managing Web hosting systems at Internet data centers. See complete list.

By August 1, 2001