IT & Network Infrastructure : Fujitsu Massively Expands Data Center Co-location Capacity

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-07-12 Print this article Print
Fujitsu Massively Expands Data Center Co-location Capacity

Fujitsu Massively Expands Data Center Co-location Capacity

by Chris Preimesberger
Fujitsu America's Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters is an expansive piece of property that once housed large-scale manufacturing operations. Over the years that manufacturing capacity has been relocated. So the company has transformed much of that space into data center-ready square footage—32,071 square feet, to be exact. Fujitsu isn't new to the data center business. For years, the company has hosted custom application deployments for customers who requested such service. Now it has invested tens of millions of dollars and is opening more of its secure data center floor space to companies seeking professional Web, cloud computing and application co-location services. Fujitsu also has another distinction: The first hydrogen fuel cell installed in Silicon Valley provides part of its power capacity for the data center facility. This eWEEK slide show highlights some of the features Fujitsu built into this data center complex. (Photos by Chris Preimesberger and by Fujitsu.)
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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