Newly-announced solar and wind projects bring Amazon’s total renewable energy investments to date to 10 gigawatts (GW), and amplifies the huge role of cloud computing platforms in leading a society-wide transition to renewable energy.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has effectively created the cloud market and continues to be a leader in the cloud computing sector. AWS provides an incredible array of services on top of their cloud platform, from storage and networking, to machine learning and game development. Amazon continuously innovates at every level of computing, from the design of their hyperscale data centers down to the semiconductors in their servers.
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Satellite operator SES has joined the AWS Direct Connect program, creating new options for edge computing applications to use satellite broadband to connect to the cloud through space.
Cloud providers Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are building relationships with satellite companies. Here’s a closer look at the distinctive strategies these cloud players are adopting as they seek to built two-way business connections between the cloud and space.
The Amazon Web Services cloud now stores more than 100 trillion objects, the company said this week as it marked the 15th anniversary of its launch. That illustrates how the growth of data – and data centers – is transforming our world.
It’s been a strange and extraordinary year, in which many existing data center trends have been amplified by the pandemic. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in 2020, ranked by page views.
Amazon Web Services has begun designing its own rack-level Micro UPS units for its data centers, eliminating a centralized UPS in a move that will dramatically improve the power efficiency of its cloud computing operations.
Amazon today announced a massive investment in 3.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind power, which will accelerate the company’s timeline to power its AWS cloud infrastructure with renewable energy by five years.
Data center developers are scrambling to add capacity, as this year’s record leasing activity has consumed much of the available supply of server space. Several leading markets are seeing a boom in construction.
The cloud is extending to the stars. On the DCF Show Podcast, Rich Miller talks with satellite expert Doug Mohney about how Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are using satellites to extend their cloud platforms beyond the atmosphere.
The Business Edge is drawing closer, as seen in a flurry of announcements that showcase the many ways stakeholders in distributed computing are stepping up their investment and deploying real-world edge infrastructure.