Microsoft Acquires Fungible to Improve Its Data Centers

Microsoft has announced its acquisition of Fungible, a company that produces data processing units (DPUs) used in data centers.

Meta Adopts AMD EPYC

AMD has scored another win over Intel, with Meta (formerly Facebook) choosing the EPYC for its data centers.

Snowflake CEO: Once You Get To The Cloud The Lid Is Off

Once you get to the cloud all of a sudden the lid is off says Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman. People can just pursue their backlogs and whatever they can imagine.

VMWare & Nvidia Partner To Democratize AI

Patrick Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare, announced just before this year’s huge virtual VMworld 2020 conference a partnership with Nvidia that will bring on the democratization of AI.

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cute One-Eyed Dog Guards Google’s Oklahoma Data Center

Urs Holzle, Google’s senior vice president of technical infrastructure, this week pointed his followers on Google+ toward a local Oklahoma television news station and a report on an interesting Googler working at Google’s Pryor, Oklahoma data center. From the Google+…

Facebook Gets Huge Oregon Tax Break

Facebook has had a huge day! Not only did they have their IPO, but they also dodged a huge bullet today when the Oregon Governor signed a bill today that assesses big data centers for taxes on their local value,…

Google Data Centers Getting More Energy Efficient

Google put out a blog post today discussing efficiency improvements the company has been making with its data centers, along with the company’s general philosophy around said efficiency. “In the same way that you might examine your electricity bill and…

How Far Does Your Google Search Query Travel?

How far does your Google search query travel? According to Google,1,500 miles on average. This is a factoid Google Fellow Ben Gomes dropped in an interview with ReadWriteWeb about the inner workings of Google Search. There wasn’t much in the…