Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Meta are among more than 70 companies joining the iMasons Climate Accord, which calls for new steps to track and reduce the environmental impact of the data centers that power the Internet.
Google is nearly synonymous with the term “Big Data”, often setting the pace for the data center industry. Their position creates unique challenges for them as they continue to be a pioneer in the field. Google has made headlines both in physical improvements, such as running greener facilities, as well as software improvements, including advanced network optimization algorithms.
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Hyperscale computing, the Northern Virginia market and edge computing deployments were the big newsmakers in February at Data Center Frontier. Here are the 10 most popular stories for February 2022.
The top cloud platforms are extending the life of their server and storage gear, citing studies of equipment reliability and refinements in software. AWS now says its servers have a ‘useful life” of five years, while Google and Microsoft expect servers to last for four years.
The top cloud computing companies accelerated their purchases of renewable energy last year accounting for more than half of all corporate clean energy power purchase agreements in 2021. The data confirms that data center operators are stepping up their sustainability efforts.
Google has completed the latest phase of construction at its data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, bringing its total investment in its Iowa campus to $5 billion. The milestone is the latest sign of the extraordinary growth of the data center industry in Iowa,
Merger mania swept the data center industry in November, and dominated industry news headlines. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in November 2021.
The ongoing development of quantum computers will create a new class of data processing facility, which in many cases will be very different from the enterprise and cloud data centers seen today. Here’s a look inside Google’s Quantum AI facility.
October was the busiest month ever for audience growth at Data Center Frontier, reflecting growing awareness of digital infrastructure. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in October 2021.
Google Cloud’s new Carbon Footprint feature provides customers with one-click access to emissions data for carbon tracking four cloud applications, simplifying disclosure for corporate ESG (Environmental Social, Governance) reporting.
Google Cloud is extending its infrastructure to the edge, bringing its cloud hardware and software into telecom networks and customer data centers, including on-premises facilities.