This is why Cloud Computing requires fiber optic broadband

Cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. It allows for customers and businesses to use services and softwares without having to build, run and maintain the serves in-house. Therefore, in this case, the word “cloud” is used as a metaphor for “the Internet”.

Stunning photos of Google’s data center located in Oregon

Back in 2005, Google decided to build a really large data center in The Dalles, Oregon, putting this small town on the spotlight. The capability to use hydroelectric technology and the fresh weather made Oregon’s hills and snowy peaks next to the Columbia River the perfect spot to locate Google’s farms.

February 11, 2016 by

Microsofts is throwing data centers underwater

Redmond’s Giant revealed Project Natick: scientists built a data center inside a capsule named Leona Philpot and thrown it 30 feet underwater off the California shore for about four months, just to see how it worked. And it did it like a charm.

Take a close look into Google’s Finnish data center

Google invested $1 billion USD to recover a 1950’s former paper mill located in Hamina, Finland and built a data center that started working on early 2015. Efforts for improving technologies in order to save power costs and go green, ended up with servers cooled with seawater from the Baltic Sea and powered with wind energy.

5 easy ways to cool your data center

how to cool a data center

When a data center faces cooling issues, performance issues happen too, such as hardware failure or spontaneous rebooting. Although keeping the data center cool is essential in order to keep everything in place with an outstanding performance, it isn’t an easy task because processors have a lot of heat energy and they are constantly pumping it out in a small space.

This is how Facebook data looks inside

Tech Insider had access to a Facebook data center in Lulea, Sweeden.

December 15, 2015 by

The data center of the future

Emerson Network Power surveyed 820 industry insiders to know how they think data centers will look in 10 years. The results were published in a report titled “Data Center 2025: Exploring the Possibilities”.

A look into Council Bluffs Google data center

Google data center located in Council Bluffs, Iowa opened its doors in 2007 and since then the company has created 300 jobs onsite. By 2019, Google plans to have invested 2.5 billion dollars in the facility.

December 03, 2015 by

Russians are building a nuclear powered data center

State-owned nuclear power company Rosenergoatom has started the construction of Russia's largest data center, with a capacity of 10,000 racks that will be powered with nuclear energy.

December 02, 2015 by

The first floating data center is under construction

Nautilus Data Technologies, a next generation data center infrastructure company, announced it will build its first commercial data center that it is going to be located in a barge. CEO Arnold Magcale considers this groundbreaking design is safer and cheaper to operate.

November 27, 2015 by