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October 19, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
Apple has broken ground on a $68-million, 338,000-foot data storage complex in Prineville, Ore., across the highway from where Facebook opened its corporate data center last year, according to local reports. The center will be twice the size of a Costco store, the Oregonian reports. The $68-million price tag covers the cost of the facility and two "data halls" inside, according to plans filed with the city and Crook County last year. Apple has plans for a second data center of similar size at the site.
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BUSINESS
November 29, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
NEW YORK - Ari Rubenstein, a "Star Trek" fan who counts physics as a hobby, wants to boldly go where Wall Street has never gone before: the speed of light. Rubenstein heads Strike Technologies, a New York company that's part of a budding cottage industry racing to build networks of ultra-fast microwave radio transmitters linking the world's financial hubs. It could be the final frontier in the financial industry's tech arms race as the fastest traders scramble to get even faster, and as regulators mull over ways to prevent technology breakdowns on Wall Street.
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BUSINESS
March 12, 2002 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An Israeli real estate firm has purchased a 288,000-square-foot Hawthorne data center leased to AT&T Corp. The sale marks the first Southern California investment for Red Sea Group, whose U.S. operations are based in Dallas. Red Sea is believed to have paid more than $43 million for the former Northrop Grumman Corp. facility built in 1963 at 2301 W. 120th St. Tel Aviv-based Red Sea purchased the property from Seattle's Sabey Corp.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Something big and mysterious is being built in San Francisco Bay, and according to two reports, Google is behind the project. A multistory structure is under construction on a barge off of Hangar 3 at Treasure Island, a former Navy base, and the project has been drawing attention thanks to the tight security surrounding it. CNET looked extensively into the mysterious structure and fo und an interesting connection to...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1999
Digital Insight Corp., an Internet banking services company, plans to duplicate its Calabasas data center later this year. The company said the second data processing center, in Herndon, Va., will ensure zero downtime in the event of equipment failure or other circumstances. As planned, either center will be able to meet processing needs at full capacity and accommodate expected growth.
REAL ESTATE
April 14, 1985
Construction has begun on a $6.6-million data processing center to house the Regional Automated Services Center on a five-acre hillside site in the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton. Completion is scheduled in fall. Four wings, two one-story and the others two-story, each to contain a separate department and all utilizing a centralized computer network, will radiate from a landscaped central courtyard.
NEWS
June 29, 1986 | SUZANNE MALICH, Associated Press
Across the road from a rural cemetery, near pastures where deer roam, stands a $50-million, space-age complex of glass and steel where scientists are tracking radiation from the Soviet Union's Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center, the only government-run facility for processing information from Landsat satellites, is an anomaly in this quiet town of 963 people in southeastern South Dakota.
BUSINESS
May 30, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
MedPartners Inc. said Thursday it plans to open a data center with 300 technology workers in Anaheim. The bulk of these employees will move from the company's regional headquarters in Long Beach and about eight other Southern California locations. Company officials also said they are planning to hire some additional workers. The Birmingham, Ala.
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September 5, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rob Newbill wanted to help schools out of a bind. So he dropped off a heap of three-ring binders at San Fernando Elementary School on Friday, thousands of them that made a pile 40 feet long, 4 feet high and 4 feet deep. In a scene reminiscent of a stampede in a toy store, each of the school's 1,100 students got to pick out one binder. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. with teacher Madeline Johnson's third graders, one class at a time was allowed to pick through the pile for about five minutes.
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December 28, 1999 | D.B. YOUNG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Many will welcome the new millennium with champagne, kisses and colorful renditions of "Auld Lang Syne," but not Steve Clark. Instead, the 45-year-old data center guru from Washington Mutual Inc. will spend his New Year's Eve in a nondescript two-story Chatsworth office building with about a dozen technicians and lots of data-crunching hardware.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook and other major tech companies have data centers to support what they like to call "cloud" computing, or the ability for users to store and work with files remotely. But in the early days of Facebook's first data center, an actual indoor rain cloud brought down the company's Web cloud, Jay Parikh, Facebook vice president of infrastructure engineering, recently said. In summer 2011, Facebook's Prineville, Ore., data center suffered a problem in the building management system that caused the air used to cool the servers to reach temperatures of more than 80 degrees and the humidity to exceed 95%. As a result, the air condensed and formed a rain cloud inside the data center.
NATIONAL
June 7, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Operating under secret court orders, the National Security Agency has access to a large segment of U.S. and global Internet traffic, allowing the giant spy agency to intercept specific information for counter-terrorism and foreign intelligence purposes, according to current and former intelligence officials. News leaks this week revealed a highly classified NSA program code-named PRISM that allows it to mine data from domestic Internet and social media companies under certain circumstances.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Each day seems to bring another development that emphasizes the staggering impact that the shift to mobile is having on traditional computing leaders.  Earlier this week, it was rumored that Dell, which has struggled to transform itself away from its dependence on PC sales, might go private.  On Thursday, it was Intel Corp.'s earnings report . While beating analyst expectations, the chip giant still saw revenue and profit fall as its...
BUSINESS
October 19, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
Apple has broken ground on a $68-million, 338,000-foot data storage complex in Prineville, Ore., across the highway from where Facebook opened its corporate data center last year, according to local reports. The center will be twice the size of a Costco store, the Oregonian reports. The $68-million price tag covers the cost of the facility and two "data halls" inside, according to plans filed with the city and Crook County last year. Apple has plans for a second data center of similar size at the site.
BUSINESS
October 17, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
For the first time, Google has invited the world to explore its secretive data centers. The Internet giant Wednesday took several steps to show users how its data centers work, including putting out a YouTube video, which you can see above. Among the video's highlights, at the 1:15 mark you can see how Google destroys its hard drives after they break so no one can steal the data. Recently, Google and others in the tech sphere have come under criticism for their energy-hogging data centers.
NATIONAL
October 3, 2012 | Ken Dilanian and Brian Bennett
A federal domestic security effort to help state and local law enforcement catch terrorists by setting up more than 70 information-sharing centers around the country has threatened civil liberties while doing little to combat terrorism, a two-year examination by a Senate subcommittee found. The so-called fusion centers were created in 2003 after the Sept. 11 commission concluded that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies needed to collaborate more in counter-terrorism efforts.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook and other major tech companies have data centers to support what they like to call "cloud" computing, or the ability for users to store and work with files remotely. But in the early days of Facebook's first data center, an actual indoor rain cloud brought down the company's Web cloud, Jay Parikh, Facebook vice president of infrastructure engineering, recently said. In summer 2011, Facebook's Prineville, Ore., data center suffered a problem in the building management system that caused the air used to cool the servers to reach temperatures of more than 80 degrees and the humidity to exceed 95%. As a result, the air condensed and formed a rain cloud inside the data center.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2012
Yahoo has warned Facebook that the social networking giant may be infringing on 16 more of its patents. Yahoo sent a letter to Facebook last month alleging that the patents “may be relevant” to technology Facebook uses in its servers and data centers, Facebook disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday. Facebook has data centers in Oregon and North Carolina. It developed its own servers to power those data centers. Facebook said Yahoo had not threatened a lawsuit but had said "it may do so in the future.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2012 | By Roger Vincent
The largest industrial property transaction of 2011 in Orange County closed at the end of the year with the $47-million sale of Irvine Crossings, a real estate brokerage said. Palo Alto-based real estate investment company Menlo Equities bought the 420,000-square-foot industrial warehouse and data center on 21.7 acres from a limited liability corporation, brokerage Voit Real Estate Services said. Irvine Crossings at 17871 Von Karman Ave. and 17836 Gillette Ave. is 100% occupied by tenants Savvis and 3PL Global.
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