Facebook's Weird, Warm Data Centers Reach the Mainstream

Courtesy Vantage

Getting weird and warm isn’t the exact sales pitch of Vantage Data Centers, although it might as well be. The Santa Clara, Calif., company is a player in the wholesale data center market, running large data centers and renting space in the facilities to others. While the model is not novel, Vantage has tried to put a fresh twist on the business. It is adopting some of the more radical computing infrastructure ideas developed by such companies as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook and then offering its customers a chance to save money if they’re willing to give the cutting edge technology a try.

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