Microsoft Azure Basic and Amazon’s designation of “previous generation” EC2 instances may signal a shift to more tiering of basic cloud infrastructure.
Google continues to lead when it comes to Internet companies supporting clean power. It’s latest investment is in a solar panel project in Southern California.
Google’s latest clean power play takes the search engine giant all the way to a Swedish wind farm, which will eventually crank out and pump clean power across the country to a data center in Finland.
Google’s huge clean power investing project now includes Africa for the first time — a large solar panel farm being built in South Africa.
Google says that a company can see energy savings of 65 to 85 percent from moving their internal hosted IT services — from email to documents to spreadsheets — over to Google Apps.
Google has been more than creative when it comes to making its data centers more energy efficient and greener and this week says it plans to implement a new feature for a new data center in Taiwan: thermal energy storage.
Google has turned to chilly outside air and even seawater for greener ways to cool its data centers. But the search engine giant said on Thursday that it has now also tapped into recycled waste water to cool a data center in Douglas County, Georgia.
Sometimes it’s easier to get a picture of a market if you look directly at the numbers. Google India’s Rajan Anandan gave us a snap shot of the data that is driving the consumers entrepreneurs, and investors in the rapidly growing Indian web and mobile markets.
Despite Google shutting down its clean power philanthropic initiative, Google still remains committed to clean power in several ways far more important, which have represented the bulk of Google’s work with energy.
Google is officially shutting down its own in-house research initiative and equity investing focus on lowering the cost of clean power, called Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal, or RE