Google Resumes Work on Oklahoma Data Center

Google is resuming work on a major data center project in Pryor, Oklahoma, saying it will soon need to being additional data center capacity online. The $600 million Oklahoma project was delayed due to the slowing economy, but is now expected to be online by the end of 2011. Read More

Google: Our Fiber Gets Shot Down

Google is digging trenches for underground fiber deployment to its data center in The Dalles, Oregon after repeated incidents in which hunters shot up the company’s aerial fiber cables. Read More

Google Using Sea Water to Cool Finland Project

Google will use cool sea water in the cooling system for its new data center in Hamina, Finland, which may be the first sea-cooled data center. The initiative continues Google’s focus on data center efficiency and sustainability. Read More

Daniel Costello Moves from Microsoft to Google

Daniel Costello discusses the use of PACs (pre-assembled components) in Microsoft data centers at The Uptime Symposium in May.

Google has confirmed that Daniel Costello, who has been a key member of data center design team at Microsoft and Intel, has joined the company’s data center staff. Costello has been a key architect of Microsoft’s move to modular data center design. Read More

Google & Facebook: A Tale of Two Data Centers

Facebook welcomed local officials to a public ceremony last year when it broke ground for its new data center in Prineville, Oregon.

Do you pursue James Bond-level secrecy for your data center, or invite the mayor in for a tour? An Oregon paper presents a “study in contrasts” between the Google facility in The Dalles and the new Facebook facility being built in Prineville, Oregon. Read More

Google Boosts Data Center Spending


Google is building again. After several years of muted investment in its data center infrastructure, Google reported capital expenditures of $476 million in the second quarter of 2010, more than doubling its spending from the previous quarter. Read More

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