How Google Cools Its Armada of Servers


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


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

Google Provisions Wind Power in Oklahoma

Microsoft's deal with developer of 175MW wind farm in Illinois is its largest PPA to date.

Google has cut a deal with a local utility to provide wind energy for the power grid supporting a large Google data center in Pryor, Oklahoma. The environmental group Greenpeace hailed the agreement as a model for how cloud computing firms can influence electric utilities to boost their use of renewable energy. Read More

Google’s Data Center Team is Hiring

At the Data Center Jobs Board, we have four new job listings from Google, which is seeking an Electrical Engineer, Data Center R&D, an Electrical Engineer, Data Center, a Data Center Facilities Mechanical Engineer and a Data Center Network Engineer in Mountain View, California. Read More

Google Expands into Latin America With New Data Center in Chile


Google is expanding its infrastructure into South America. Today the search giant announced plans to build a $150 million data center in Quilicura, Chile. The facility will be Google’s first data center in Latin America, and continues the international expansion of the network powering Google’s growing empire of online products. Read More

Google Investing $2.5 Billion A Year in Data Centers


Google invested $774 million in its Internet infrastructure in the second quarter of 2012, an increase from $607 million in the previous quarter. Over the last four quarters, Google has invested nearly $2.5 billion in servers and server farms, illustrating the strategic importance of data centers in Google’s business. Read More

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