Dell to spend $1B on cloud services data centers; Huawei opens R&D facility in Santa Clara, Calif.

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> Dell is making a major step into the cloud computing services space with plans to spend $1 billion on building data centers this year. Article  

> Huawei, celebrating 10 years in the U.S., has opened a 200,000 square foot R&D facility in Santa Clara, Calif. targeting next-gen communications for U.S. customers and global R&D efforts. Release

> Sprint received multiple ATLANTIC-ACM awards last week in U.S. and Global Carrier Excellence categories. Release

> Cbeyond CTO Chris Gatch has been elected to another term on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Forum Board of Directors. Release

> A IBEW Local 2326 (which represents FairPoint employees) union representative speaks out against Sovernet's Vermont FiberConnect middle mile network and VTel's hybrid wireline-based fiber and 4G wireless projects. Article

And finally ... Three UC San Diego scientists say in a research paper that the world's roughly 27 million computer servers processed 9.57 zettabytes of information in 2008 at Storage Networking World's (SNW's) annual meeting in Santa Clara, Calif. Article