Announcements this week by Google, Amazon and Dominion Energy highlight the data center industry’s leadership in building a future in which cloud computing is powered by renewable energy.
Amazon Web Services
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.
Headquarters: Seattle, WA
Amazon Web Services continues to lease large amounts of new data center space in Northern Virginia, and may be boosting the size of its data centers.
Greenpeace says Virginia utility Dominion Energy has not kept pace with the data center industry’s appetite for renewable energy. The environmental group singled out Amazon Web Service for its rate of adoption of green power.
Data centers are vital components of retail operations in the modern world, delivering enhanced customer experiences, both online and off.
Hyperscale cloud builders are accelerating their data center buildouts as they add capacity for new customers. As investment surges to new highs, what will the “new normal” look like for the data center industry?
Dominion Virginia Power and several community groups have reached an agreement that clears the way for new power lines to support a data center project in Haymarket, Virginia, ending a long-running dispute.
Northstar Commercial Partners has entered the Northern Virginia data center market, buying a prime land parcel in Loudoun County to build a data center campus for one of the world’s largest companies.
What were the year’s biggest data center stories? Here’s a look back at the trends and stories that mattered in 2017.
Many of the top-read stories on Data Center Frontier in 2017 focused on the growth of AWS’ cloud, including Amazon’s movement and growth in data center markets across the country. Learn more about how Amazon grew this year.
Cloud computing continues to drive business growth and headlines, as reflected in the most popular stories at Data Center Frontier during November.