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Closer Look: The Mysterious Barge in the Bay

The structure on a ship off of Treasure Island. (Photo: Jordan Novet)

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 Confirms $600 Million Expansion in The Dalles

Google's data center campus in the Dalles, Oregon. (Photo: Google)

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 Boosting Encryption Between Data Centers

Racks full of servers in a Google data center (Photo: Google)

Google says it has accelerated an initiative to encrypt data moving between its data centers, citing growing concerns about data privacy amid ongoing revelations about the code-breaking capabilities of the NSA and other global security agencies. Read More

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