It’s not exactly “Field of Dreams.” But a field in Iowa provides evidence of how the data center revolution can transform a piece of empty land into a $1 billion Internet traffic hub in a matter of months.
The mystery is officially over. Google has fessed up to its ownership of an unusual barge in San Francsico Bay, and confirmed that it’s not a data center. Read More
Google purchased a 60-year-old paper mill in Finland, which it has converted into one of its most modern, efficient data centers worldwide, and its now investing an additional EUR450 million (about 608 million in USD) to continue expansion of the facility. Read More
That mysterious “Google Barge” in the San Francisco Bay? It’s apparently not a water-based data center, but a Google Glass promotion featuring high-tech showrooms and a “party deck.” Read More
Citing confidential documents leaked by former sysadmin Edward Snowden, The Washington Post is reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) is tapping fiber lines connecting global overseas data centers operated by Google and Yahoo. Read More
Could barges stacked with containers and spotted in San Francisco and Portland, Maine waterways be the Google floating data center projects? Or is it another practical joke from the Googlers? Data Center Knowledge examines the mystery.
It’s hard to say for sure just what’s being built on a barge docked at Treasure Island, in the middle of San Francisco Bay. A data center by infrastructure innovator Google is one of the possibilities. Our photo feature provides a closer look at the mysterious facility. Read More
Google continues to invest heavily in its Internet infrastructure, recording a whopping $2.29 billion in capital expenditures in the third quarter of 2013, the company said Thursday. Read More
The Dalles, Oregon has become the latest member of the Billion Dollar Data Center Club. Google said today that it will spend $600 million to expand its data center campus on the banks of the Columbia River in The Dalles, bringing the giant company’s investment in the small town to $1.2 billion since 2005. Read More
Google has purchased a massive former Gatorade plant in Pryor, Oklahoma for potential use as a data center, and has also bought 240 megawatts of wind power to support its Oklahoma operations. Read More