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.
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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Google continues to build its Internet empire, with the announcement of a new subsea cable connecting Europe and Africa, and the revelation of plans for a data center campus in Mesa, Arizona.
Google’s Joe Kava receives the Infrastructure Masons 2019 Sustainability Champion award, vowing that Google will become even greener, and challenging the entire data center industry to join the effort.
When Google has an outage, it’s often due to network problems, as was the case Sunday. A look at the growing role of the network in data center and cloud uptime.
Google will build new data centers in Texas, Ohio, Nevada and Nebraska as part of a major expansion of its Internet infrastructure in 2019, the company said today.
Google is purchasing 413 megawatts of solar power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), spanning 1.6 million solar panels, to power its new data centers in Tennessee and Alabama.
Here’s a look at the Top 10 data center stories on Data Center Frontier in 2018, ranked by pageviews. What was hot? Facebook, Google, Ashburn, liquid cooling, edge computing.
Google will build its own private subsea cable to manage data traffic between Europe and its huge cloud campuses in Northern Virginia, with potential benefits for Virginia Beach.
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?
Google is shifting to liquid cooling for its latest version of its artificial intelligence hardware, as the heat generated by its new Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) has exceeded the limits of its previous data center cooling solutions.