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Google to Build Three Data Centers in Asia

Google today announced a major expansion of its Internet infrastructure in Asia, saying it will build new data centers in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The company will invest $100 million in each of the facilities. Read More

Google’s Energy Story: High Efficiency, Huge Scale

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Google used about 2.26 million megawatt hours of electricity to run its operations in 2010, generating a carbon footprint of 1.46 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the company said today in its most thorough disclosure yet of its impact on the power grid and the environment.
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Gmail: Greener Than Your Email?

A Google analysis of the carbon footprint of Gmail versus typical self-hosted email servers.

Google has released a case study outlining the energy and carbon savings available to small businesses from using its Gmail service instead of in-house email servers In fact, Google argues, the scale of its highly-optimized data centers makes Gmail substantially more energy efficient than all but the most advanced corporate data centers. Read More

Report: Google Uses About 900,000 Servers

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Have Google watchers been overestimating the number of servers in the company’s data center network? Recent guesstimates have placed Google’s server count at more than 1 million. But new data on Google’s energy use suggests that the company is probably running about 900,000 servers. Read More

Video: Inside Google’s Newest Data Center

Google is preparing to open its newest data center, a large facility in a former paper mill in Hamina, Finland. The facility uses the sea to replace the chiller in its cooling system.Here’s a video overview from the Google European Data Center Summit. Read More

Google: No ‘Secret Sauce’ in Recipe for Efficiency

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Google’s PUE ratings keep getting better, with one of its data centers hitting 1.09 in the 1st quarter. Google’s Chris Malone says PUEs of 1.5 to 1.6 can now be achieved by data center operators using off-the-shelf equipment. “There’sno magic or secret sauce to get to these levels,” said Malone. Read More

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