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Yahoo! unveils New York data centre.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-September 20, 2010-Yahoo! unveils New York data centre(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

Internet company Yahoo! Inc (Nasdaq:YHOO) unveiled on Monday an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective data centre building in Lockport, Niagara County, New York.

No financial details were disclosed.

The company said the Lockport facility will have the first implementation of its green data centre design, called the Yahoo! Computing Coop (YCC). It uses a combination of Lockporta[euro](tm)s cool climate, prevailing winds and hydropower to keep the 120-by-60ft server buildings cool.

The YCC design mimics the long, narrow design of a chicken coop to encourage natural air flow, resulting in an annualised average of less than 1% of the buildingsa[euro](tm) total energy consumption being required to cool the facility. The new data centre will consume at least 40% less energy and at least 95% less water than conventional data centres.

In addition to the data centre, the site will also support a Yahoo! Operations Center, which monitors the Yahoo! infrastructure to ensure consistent uptime and a Global Service Desk, a 24/7 IT support centre for Yahoo! employees.

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