Google has purchased two prime land parcels in Northern Virginia, signaling its readiness to step up its cloud capacity in the world’s largest data center markets, where rival Amazon Web Services is rapidly expanding its footprint.
The center of the country is proving to be the ideal place to add data center capacity. Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are investing $11 billion in cloud campuses across Iowa, Ohio and Nebraska.
Google Cloud Platform is implementing a cutting-edge algorithm to reduce network congestion, which it says will offer improved application performance for customers.
The rise of specialized computing is bringing powerful new server hardware into the data center, a trend seen in new tech from Google, NVIDIA, AMD, ARM, Intel and Microsoft.
Autonomous vehicles will be like supercomputers rolling down the highway, generating up to 4 terabytes of data per day. That could translate into massive demand for data centers and wireless infrastructure.
Keeping pace with cloud growth requires creativity and expanding your growth horizon, cloud builders from Google and Microsoft told the recent Infrastructure Masons Summit.
Reno, Nevada as the new hotspot for massive cloud campuses. Google has bought land near Reno, not far from data centers for Switch, Apple and eBay – as well as the Tesla Gigafactory.
The rise of artificial intelligence, and the GPU computing hardware that often supports it, is reshaping the data center industry’s relationship with power density.
Snap’s IPO will be a banner event for the data center industry, as the parent of Snapchat has committed to pay $3 billion for cloud infrastructure from Google and Amazon over the next five years.
The rapid growth of cloud computing is placing pressure on the supply chain for data centers, testing the ability of equipment manufacturers and developers to meet demand for faster and cheaper delivery of new capacity.