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Alibaba Group’s Cloud Business Expands With New Data Center

Alibaba Group’s Cloud Business Expands With New Data Center

Aliyun, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced that it will set up a new cloud data center in Singapore, where the company will also base the headquarters for its overseas business. The center will launch next month. The company notes that the center utilizes a $1 billion investment in cloud computing from Alibaba Group, which will lead to …

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Google Takes You Inside A Data Center [Video]

Google recently uploaded a video taking a look inside a Google data center (specifically one in South Carolina). This gives you a glimpse into one of the places that actually powers the services you use every day. Joe Kava, VP of Google’s Data Center Operations, gives you a virtual tour, and shares details about the security, sustainability and the core …

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Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center Will Be 100% Wind-Powered

When Facebook first announced their newest data center in Altoona, Iowa, they said that it would be among the “most advanced and energy efficient facilities of its kind.” Now, the company says that it will powered, in full, by a new wind project in nearby Wellsburg. The project is being developed by MidAmerican Energy. Facebook first began work on the …

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These Google Engineers Are Pretty Angry With The NSA

Last week, it was revealed that the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ collaborated on a program called MUSCULAR. In short, it would break into the data links that connect Google’s data servers and pilfer information without the company knowing about it. As you would expect, Google was pretty angry, and its engineers took it personally. When the program was first revealed, …

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Google Inks Another Big Wind Energy Deal In Texas

Google announced today that it has inked a deal with the Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. Google is purchasing the farm’s entire output, calling it part of its quest to power its operations 100% with renewable energy. The wind farm is expected to start producing energy late next year, and is being developed by Oklahoma-based Chermac Energy. …

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Facebook’s Luleå, Sweden Data Center Goes Live

Facebook’s newest and most efficient and sustainable data center is now live. The data center in Luleå, Sweden has just begun to handle live traffic from around the world, according to Facebook. The Luleå data center is Facebook’s first center outside the U.S. Facebook first announced the data center way back in October of 2011. Facebook said that they chose …

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Adobe Launches New Features For EchoSign On iOS, Web

Adobe has announced version 2 of EchoSign for iOS, as well as a few new features for the web version. “Version 2 of the iOS application offers users the ability to sign documents offline, automatically sync them back to cloud and have access to all of their critical documents regardless of location,” a spokesperson for Adobe tells us. “The app …

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Google Signs Renewable Energy Deals For Finnish Data Center

Google announced on Tuesday that it has signed agreements with O2 and Allianz, which will will power its Finnish data center with renewable energy for the next ten years. This marks Google’s fourth long-term agreement for renewable energy powering its data centers. It’s the first such deal in Europe. Google has committed over $1 billion to renewable energy projects in …

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Wikipedia Moves To Ashburn, Virginia

The Wikimedia Foundation announced today that it is transitioning its main technical operations from a data center in Tampa to one in Ashburn, Virginia, in move it says will improve the technical performance and reliability for all its sites, including Wikipedia. “Wikimedia sites have been hosted in our main data center in Tampa, Florida, since 2004; before that, the couple …

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Cisco To Acquire Data Center Infrastructure Company Cloupia

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Cloupia, a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure. The deal would extend the company’s existing data center portfolio. Cisco is paying $125 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of Cloupia. “With cloud computing driving the transition to converged infrastructure, the need for simplified management systems …

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Google Opens Up Its Data Centers for the First Time [PHOTOS]

If you ever wanted to look inside the guts of Google, its data centers, to see “where the internet lives,” here’s your chance. For the first time, Google is giving us a look inside their data hubs with some pretty cool photography and one street view tour. Google has just unveiled the new “Where the Internet Lives” gallery, which features …

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Google Data Center Gets Greener With New Wind Agreement

Google announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to green the energy supply to its Oklahoma data center. This includes 48 MW of wind energy from the Canadian Hills Wind Project in Oklahoma, which Google says will come online later this year. “We’ve been working with GRDA, our local utility, to procure …

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