Data Center Localization

2012 Sep 25

InfoWorld article connecting big data centers to big pollution.  Per the article most data centers waste 90% or more of the energy that they consume, and that their big generators are a big source of air pollution in locations such as Silicon Valley.  I think that this bolsters the case for community clouds: clouds that are right-sized, right-located, and yield-optimized for a particular geographic community of cloud consumers.  Need to look at analogous studies of decentralized or community power plants.

Mondo Data Centers in pictures

2012 Jul 3

“5. Localization? There is a performance benefit to having data centers located in geographic proximity to where the data will be used. How much does the data need to be distributed to guard against a severe weather event?”

via Crazy Weather And The Real Cost Of Cloud Computing – Forbes.

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