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The Latest Scoop on Rackspace Data Centers

The Rackspace engineering groups have been busy in our data centers. We’re growing and improving our facilities every day.

As noted in our recent press release, we have partnered with DuPont Fabros to expand our footprint in Northern Virginia. This partnership gives us access to a world-class facility that is backed by some of the smartest engineers and operators in the business. More importantly, it will give our customers more options for multi-site and DR deployments. We plan to have this new facility online this summer.

We’ve also been hard at work on our DFW data center. We recently opened an expansion that adds just over 22,000 sq ft of raised floor and raises the total capacity of the site to more than 75,000 sq ft. The work in Dallas goes well beyond just adding floor space. We’ve been adding capacity to all of our infrastructure as well. We have added 16 Megawatts of generator capacity and have nearly completed an overhaul of the HVAC system that more than doubles capacity and leverages new, more energy efficient chillers.

These new developments, when combined with our London and Hong Kong facilities launched in 2008, ensure that we will continue to provide the flexibility and capacity our growing customer base requires. They also provide a modern, robust platform for deploying our expanding set of cloud offerings. Exciting times!

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Troy Toman.

Troy Toman oversees Rackspace’s OpenStack strategy and works closely with internal teams to develop the company’s open source efforts. In more than seven years as a Racker, Troy has served in a number of cross-departmental development and operations functions. He previously managed engineering teams responsible for the Rackspace Public Cloud services, including those deploying and contributing to OpenStack Nova, Swift, Cinder, Glance and Neutron. Troy is also a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the advisory board for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Troy has more than two decades of experience in infrastructure software, computing strategic marketing and business development operations. He started his career at IBM as a staff engineer shortly after graduating from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. After eight years of holding multiple development and managerial positions at IBM, Troy moved on to senior leadership roles at Sun Microsystems, Inktomi Corporation, Kazeon and Veritas Software.


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