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

An overhead view of the server infrastructure in Google's data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Photo: Connie Zhou for Google)

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

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

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