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Month: April 2018

A Look Back At Puerto Rico Six Months After Hurricane Maria
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A Look Back At Puerto Rico Six Months After Hurricane Maria

It’s been about six months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico. Though the island has been resilient and is doing everything in its power to get back to the way things were prior to the storm, the damage that was suffered was so insurmountable, it looks like it’s going to take decades to fully recover. These damaging hurricanes aren’t oddities each year, unfortunately. According to storm data statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 20,237 significant storms were recorded in 2016. Though that’s a slight increase from 2015 (19,172), it represented the highest number in about three years -- until 2017. Hurricane Maria caused approximately $91 billion in damages, took lives, displaced thousands, and left hundreds of thousands without power. ...
Data Center Development Continues to Show Rapid Growth
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Data Center Development Continues to Show Rapid Growth

RagingWire, a big name in data center solutions, has launched what will be the first of seven buildings in the data center mecca, Ashburn, Virginia. Even by data center standards, their new building is what's known among the community as huge, leaving a 245,000 square feet footprint on a 78-acre plot of land, according to Data Center Knowledge. DataBank is also expanding in Dallas, Texas, adding to an already robust data center arsenal. In fact, the whole industry is booming. Amazon raked in more money through AWS in 2017 than they did the two previous years combined. There is little wonder why, as 82% of companies report saving after transferring their web infrastructure to the cloud. The question is, might there be a less expensive alternative? To answer this, we need to look...