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.
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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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.
In today’s fast-growing data center industry, going green isn’t only good for the environment, it’s also good for business. Bill Kleyman looks at the rise of renewables and their impact on the services you use every day.
In 2017, Google worked to prepare for rapid growth in data storage & traffic, offering cloud customers a faster network, while amassing land for more data centers to support the gargantuan data storage requirements that lie ahead.
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.