Latest Data storage News

Incentives aimed at helping Illinois land data centers

Jun. 22, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The digital world's data must be stored somewhere. Lawmakers want to give Illinois an even chance of ensuring it's stored here. House Republicans pushed the Legislature in its final weeks in May to add a package of business-friendly initiatives to state budget legislation now...

Google announces Oklahoma expansion, computer science grant

Jun. 13, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Google has announced a $600 million expansion project at a data center in Pryor, Oklahoma, and a $6 million grant for computer science education for students in 4-H chapters in rural areas of 20 states. The announcement was made Thursday outside the data center. The expansion project is...

Minnesota company plans data center in Nebraska

Jun. 12, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A Minnesota company plans to build a $7.65 million data center at the Tech One Crossing Technology Park in the south-central Nebraska city of Kearney (KAR'-nee). County and city officials announced Tuesday that the new Compute North facility would create 10 full-time technology and...

Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project

Jun. 11, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy. Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently announced it was...