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Cloud Data Centers Have A Little (Dirty Air) Secret

December 19th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

File it under the "you'd never thought of it unless you knew how energy backup data centers work." We rarely talk about data centers and the amount of energy they use, nor how it's used. What we talk even less about is how their backup data center generators work, are maintained, and are powered on a monthly basis. Hold onto to your hats, because it's a stinky business


Google Data Center in Finland to be 100% Cooled with Ocean Water {VIDEO}

May 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

This is pretty cool. You can get much of the story from the video above. But, in summary, by pumping sea water through an existing sea water tunnel (that was put in place by the paper mill that used to live there). The Hamina, Finland site was acquired in 2009 and, from the beginning, Google's team was very excited about using the unique features of the site to design a more eco-friendly data center -- that's what makes Google great (one of the things)


Data Center Infographic (+ Opportunities for Efficiency Improvements)

May 16th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Data centers use a ton of energy, as the infographic below from ABB will show you. I shared a similar infographic on the data centers of the world's biggest websites a few weeks ago, which I think was quite interesting and eye-opening, but the infographic below gives us even more perspective and discusses some key recommendations for making data centers more efficient. Check it out if you are interested in this topic and how to improve the efficiency of these tremendous energy consumers



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