Norway sees a future in giant subterranean data centers

Mar 27, 2019
The arctic nation wants to become a global capital of hard drives and servers.
Katie Prescott and Sarah Treanor at the Lefdal mine data center in Norway.
Katie Prescott

Behind every great cloud is a whole bunch of expensive computers

Feb 7, 2019
And the business of data centers for cloud computing is only growing.
"Essentially, data centers are very sophisticated systems for moving air around to bring it as close as possible to the [computer] servers and keep them cool," says Rich Miller, the founder and editor of Data Center Frontier, a news site that covers cloud computing.
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Taser International sees future in data storage

Nov 3, 2015
The company could make big money in cloud storage for body camera footage.

Equipping cops with cameras is only half the problem

Aug 19, 2014
All that data is difficult and expensive to manage.

Taking national security to the cloud

Apr 7, 2014
Some countries want to build their own cloud storage space.

NSA's new Utah data center plagued with debilitating meltdowns

Oct 9, 2013
Electrical surges at a National Security Agency hub has delayed the center’s opening for over a year.

Big Data creates big industry for storing data

Apr 4, 2013
Every purchase, online web search and even cellphone call generates data that companies hope to use to boost sales. But storing all that data is becoming a big expense, and it has spawned a multibillion-dollar industry.
The data storage market is now worth about $70 billion a year.
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