Sorting out the largest data centers is a tricky task. But the trend toward larger campuses is undeniable, so we’ve sought to quantify the largest projects in the pipeline, as well as highlight some projects that don’t share details about their scale.
As Microsoft offers more cloud services for both enterprise and personal computing, they continue to invest in hyperscale data centers and innovate in the cloud campus space. In addition to refining the design of their current campuses, they are researching the implementation of energy-efficient ARM servers and even underwater data centers.
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Data center safety and innovation were the hot topics last month, including coverage of hydrogen power generators, data centers in earth orbit, and the intersection of data centers end electric vehicle charging. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in August 2022.
In Land and Expand, we highlight new data center developments from CloudHQ (Minneapolis), Scala Data Centers (Sao Paulo), AWS (Prince William County), Involta (Cleveland), Microsoft (San Antonio), Google (Singapore), and the team of Skybox and Prologis (Austin).
Microsoft has successfully tested a 3-megawatt generator using hydrogen fuel cells, proving that the technology can work at data center scale. It’s the latest in a series of Microsoft “moonshot” R&D projects designed to rethink the future of sustainable data centers.
The growing pains for data center development in Northern Virginia and Dublin and the “big short” call by Jim Chanos were the hot stories in a sweltering month. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in July 2022
Microsoft data centers will soon begin sharing energy from their UPS battery storage systems with Ireland’s power grid, part of a growing movement for data centers to collaborate more closely with the utility industry.
Happy Independence Day to our U.S. readers. Huge new campuses and innovative in sustainability were the key themes that resonated with Data Center Frontier readers last month. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in June 2022, in order of article views.
Microsoft will integrate a microgrid at a new data center in San Jose, Calif., which will use renewable natural gas (RNG) instead of diesel fuel to power its emergency backup generators. The project with Enchanted Rock advances Microsoft’s goal of moving off of diesel fuel.
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.
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.