Showing posts with label Data center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Data center. Show all posts

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Apple 'orders 12 petabytes of storage' from EMC • The Register

Buying in bulk

Apple has ordered a gargantuan 12 petabytes of storage from Isilon – the recent EMC acquisition – to support its iTunes video service, according to report citing an "inside source".

According to to StorageNewsletter.com, Apple is "probably" the largest of Isilon's 1,500 customers as of the end of December. That may be an understatement.

Isilon Systems was acquired by EMC last November for $2.25bn, and is self-described as "the global leader in scale-out storage".

Apple 'orders 12 petabytes of storage' from EMC • The Register

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Microsoft data centers go beyond the container | Beyond Binary - CNET News

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Microsoft's data center of the future will be more like a trailer park.

Only the concrete pad will need to be built on-site, with everything else shipped in as a pre-manufactured unit. That's a step beyond the current approach, used in places like the company's massive new Chicago data center, where Microsoft has the servers shipped in a container but still requires a traditional building to provide water and cooling.

Microsoft data centers go beyond the container | Beyond Binary - CNET News

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Inside one of the world's largest data centers | Beyond Binary - CNET News

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On the outside, Microsoft's massive new data center resembles the other buildings in the industrial area.

Even the inside of the building doesn't look like that much. The ground floor looks like a large indoor parking lot filled with a few parked trailers.

It's what's inside those trailers, though, that is the key to Microsoft's cloud-computing efforts. Each of the shipping containers in the Chicago data center houses anywhere from 1,800 to 2,500 servers, each of which can be serving up e-mail, managing instant messages, or running applications for Microsoft's soon-to-be-launched cloud-based operating system--Windows Azure.

Inside one of the world's largest data centers | Beyond Binary - CNET News