1. Google AIs power savings

      Google AIs power savings

      About two years ago, Google shelled out $400 million to purchase DeepMind, an artificial intelligence (AI) company. Since then, DeepMind is beating humans at the game of Go, but the company is getting a real-world return on investment by using the tech to reduce energy consumption in its data centers. It is, forgive the pun, a hot topic since Google is constantly building and expanding data centers with data center power usage as one of its largest ongoing operational expense (OPEX) costs. 

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    2. Richer models for storage, solar energy expanding options for all

      Richer models for storage, solar energy expanding options for all

      It's all about the batteries this week. California and the city of Indianapolis, Indiana announced grid storage deals that are harbingers of the future.  Storage may be the key that, down the road, makes the use of cheap natural gas go away. It also could be the key to getting some reluctant utilities deeper into the renewable business, with happy consequences for the environment and data centers.

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  1. News From Around The Web

    1. Verne Global Appoints New Board Member Henry Ancona

      Verne Global Appoints New Board Member Henry Ancona

      Verne Global, a developer at the forefront of data center infrastructure design, today announced that Henry Ancona has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Ancona has over 30 years of operational leadership building global businesses for both large and small technology companies. As a member of Verne Global’s Board of Directors, Ancona will leverage his diverse industry experience and expertise to provide insights on market approach and growth strategies.

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      Mentions: Verne Global
    2. Faulty UPS at Telecity data center causes Internet outages across the UK

      Faulty UPS at Telecity data center causes Internet outages across the UK

      A London-based data center owned by Equinix subsidiary Telecity was brought down by a faulty uninterruptible power supply on Wednesday morning, leading to Internet outages across the UK. Earlier today, BT and other ISPs reported that parts of their networks were unavailable, leaving many disconnected from the digital world. “Around 10% of customers’ Internet usage was affected following power issues at one of our Internet connection partners’ sites in London.

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    3. Google Launches Its First Cloud Data Center on West Coast

      Google Launches Its First Cloud Data Center on West Coast

      Google has brought online its first West Coast cloud data center, promising US and Canadian cloud users on or close to the coast a 30 to 80 percent reduction in latency if they use the new region instead of the one in central US, which was closest to them before the new region launched.

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    4. Nadella: We’ll Build Cloud Data Centers Wherever Demand Takes Us

      Nadella: We’ll Build Cloud Data Centers Wherever Demand Takes Us

      One of the cloud’s early promises was that it wouldn’t matter to the users where the physical servers that store and process their data are located. While that’s still true for many users, as cloud providers tackle what they all say is the next wave of cloud adoption, its acceptance and growing use by big companies and government agencies, cloud data center location starts to matter more and more.

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    5. Transparent Footprints: Optimizing HPC Workloads with Colocated Infrastructure

      Transparent Footprints: Optimizing HPC Workloads with Colocated Infrastructure

      Facing build or lease options for their rendering farm and storage, RVX, a growing special effects studio in Iceland, needed to factor high-performance demand and environmental impact into their cost analysis. As they weighed their options, a plan formed with the help of two providers, Avere and Verne Global. Listen in and ask questions as Rui Gomes, the Chief Technology Officer of RVX, Leigh Huntridge (Avere), and Jorge Balcels (Verne Global) discuss the selection process and challenges of rendering the movie “Everest”. 

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    6. LinkedIn Pushes Own Data Center Hardware Standard

      LinkedIn Pushes Own Data Center Hardware Standard

      LinkedIn, the social network for the professional world that was in June acquired by Microsoft, has announced a new open design standard for data center servers and racks it hopes will gain wide industry adoption. It’s unclear, however, how the initiative fits with the infrastructure strategy of its new parent company, which has gone all-in with Facebook’s Open Compute Project, an open source data center and hardware design initiative with its own open design standards for the same components.

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  5. Organizations in the News

    1. (27 articles) Google
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    3. (18 articles) Amazon.com
    4. (18 articles) Facebook
    5. (11 articles) Apple
    6. (7 articles) Cisco
  6. Countries in the News

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    2. (6 articles) Iceland
    3. (5 articles) Norway
    4. (3 articles) Netherlands
  7. People in the News

    1. (3 articles) Doug Mohney
    2. (2 articles) Peter Judge
    3. (1 articles) Mark Zuckerberg
    4. (1 articles) Tate Cantrell
    5. (1 articles) Scott Noteboom
  8. About the Editor

    Lisa Rhodes is Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Verne Global. Lisa is responsible for all aspects of customer interaction, marketing, and public relations. Over the past twenty years, she has held senior sales and operations roles in several global information and communications companies.