Oracle is closer to its Sun acquisition, and picking up Sun’s data center capacity.
Justice Department Clears Oracle-Sun Deal
Oracle, which makes databases and other software for large corporations, has said it hopes to close the deal this summer.
I wrote this post back in July on Oracle’s data center construction.
Jul 11, 2009
IDG Publications Have You Seen Oracle’s Data Center Construction?
I had a a laugh watching the news about Oracle’s data center and the announcement by the local gov’t officials regarding the facility. I wrote my own blog entry about the Sequoia data center presentation.
But, I’ve seen the data center site, and there hasn’t been construction this year, and the only evidence of construction is a bit of foundation work. There is no electrical infrastructure or super structure for the data center. The below picture and press would make you think the site is a failed data center construction project put on hold.
I tried to get an aerial map from google and bing.com, but the pictures are too old to show the construction site foundation.
DataCenterKnowledge has a post referencing the local Salt Lake City paper.
Oracle Halts Utah Data Center ProjectJuly 8th, 2009 : Rich Miller
I was able to go by the Oracle data center site this week and below are pictures. Compared to the above rendering I would say Oracle was maybe 0.01% into construction. :-)
Below is a distance view of the site. The site is in the lower middle of this picture.
Here is close up of the foundation.
And, here is a picture from the road.
These are probably the most boring data center pictures I’ve taken.