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AMD to Build 153,000sqft Data Center in Georgia

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AMD filed a permit to build a data center in Suwanee, Georgia.

The building will provide about 153,000 sqft of space and include, initially only one building module in a 10 year plan.

AMD built a similar strategy for its fab in Luther Forest, which is now operated by the spun off GlobalFoundries: GlobalFoundries is expanding its fabs in a module strategy as well. The data center is substantially cheaper than AMD's billion dollar fabs of the past. According to the company, the initial construction cost is estimated to be about $25 to $30 million and part of a data center consolidation approach.

Including the IT equipment, the total cost is estimated to be in the $100 million neighborhood. There was no roadmap that details the future expansion of the site. However, AMD hopes that the new datacenter will be able to help AMD "leverage changes in the business environment in terms of cost."      

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    Silmarunya , 5 March 2011 21:34
    Nice, but what would be really intresting is to know what they intend to do with it.

    a) They simply want to use it for internal usage, which is nice for them but hardly shocking.
    b) They want to expand their business from hardware to cloud services or other software applications.

    If it's b), we're in for some big news.
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    wifiwolf , 5 March 2011 22:22
    That was exactly what I thought about. Would be good to have some strong cloud services working for the ever growing mobile devices market.
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    Zracko , 7 March 2011 19:52
    Me like, now lets just hope they put all that space to good use.