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

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

Google Security: No Sharks, But a One-Eyed Dog

Google has a security mascot at its Oklahoma data center. Miss G is a one-eyed dog that was adopted by the Google data center team after they found the injured canine on the data center property. “Miss G is our secret weapon,” says site manager Mike Wooten. Read More

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