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Why Does Gmail Go Down?

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There have been a number of Gmail outages over the years, usually involving software updates or networking issues. Here’s a look at these outages, and what they may tell us about today’s issues. Read More

Iowa Boom: More Google Investment, New Mega-Project Looms

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Iowa’s data center boom is kicking into a higher gear. Google is investing in more wind power in Iowa, and also set to unveil additional investment at its data center in Council Bluffs. Meanwhile, officials in Altoona are seeking to land a $1.5 billion project from a mystery company. Read More

How Google Cools Its Armada of Servers

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One of Google’s best-kept secrets has been the details of its cooling system, which allows Google to pack tens of thousands of servers into racks. Google’s Joe Kava discusses the design of its cooling system, where all the magic is focused on the hot aisle. Read More

Google Opens New Dublin Data Center

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Google today opened its new data center in Dublin, reinforcing that city’s status as a pivotal hub for cloud computing services for European markets. Google invested €75 million ($96.7 million US) in the facility, which joins major cloud data centers from Amazon and Microsoft in establishing Dublin as a key transit point for cloud data. Read More

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