Om Malik - You Rule! Om talked with Microsoft's Debra Chrapaty after a speech she delivered at Structure 08. She talked about Microsoft data centers, the use of containers, and the number of data center builds in progress....including the one in IOWA that they will be building!!
Now -- this news was actually reported back in February of this year, so I'm not getting too excited, but it is good to hear that the Iowa project is still in the works. Now the guessing game begins for which city they will build in. For anyone living under a rock, Google is building a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa right now. My guesses for where they would build (although I really have no clue) would be:
1. The greater Des Moines area.
3. Cedar Falls
Hey Microsoft - if you need any help just let me know! :)
Check out the post from Data Center Knowledge here, and Om's post and video interview here.