Latest Data storage News

Chandler aims to limit more data centers after early growth

Nov. 28, 2021 10:11 AM EST

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Chandler is eyeing a proposal that would make it more difficult for new data centers to open in the city. Data centers that house computer and network infrastructure often supporting multiple corporate customers have cropped up in the area in...

City OKs Google data centers amid secrecy, water worries

Nov. 09, 2021 16:28 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The council of a small Oregon city has approved a deal with Google that will enable the technology giant to build two more water-guzzling data centers there, though some residents worry about drought and secrecy. A single data center can churn through...

Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Oct. 25, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st century concern. Now a critical part of modern computing, data centers help...

Facebook blames outage on error during routine maintenance

Oct. 06, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The global outage that knocked Facebook and its other platforms offline for hours was caused by an error during routine maintenance, the company said. Santosh Janardhan, Facebook’s vice president of infrastructure, said in a blog post that Facebook,...