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+ - Photos inside the Equinix San Jose datacenter->

An anonymous reader writes: Equinix has briefly thrown open the doors of its SV1 datacenter in San Jose for a rare 'grand tour'. The tour looks at phases one and two of SV1 (which was built on the site of a former 'black box' IBM facility) and also has a couple of photos offering a sneak peek at SV5, the approximately $145 million datacenter being built adjacent. The article mentions that several variations to the standard Equinix configuration (hot/cold aisle on the slab) are under consideration for SV5 but the company is still keeping the bulk of its plans under wraps. Phase one of SV5 is due to be ready by the end of October.
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+ - Reddit Asks Users for Donations

An anonymous reader writes: Conde Nast's print properties aren't the only ones slowly dying, apparently. Now, popular user-driven news site Reddit, which Conde Nast bought in 2006, is asking users to donate money so the website can hire more staff and keep it online. According to the offical blog post — Whenever this topic comes up on the site, someone always posts a comment about how reddit is owned by Conde Nast, a billion-dollar corporation like Time Warner or Cobra, and how if they wanted to they could hire a thousand engineers and purchase a million dollars worth of heavy iron. But here's the thing: corporations aren't run like charities. They keep separate budgets for each business line, and usually allocate resources proportionate to revenue. And reddit's revenue isn't great. The worst part is its own users who are not too keen on propping up Reddit financially.

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