Can data centres make the world a greener place?
April 17th, 2014 Blog, Cloud Platform, Data Centre, Future, Internet
Tagged in — Cloud, Data Centre, eco, environment, Facebook, Future, Google, Greenpeace
With Google, Facebook and Apple all earning high marks from Greenpeace over the renewable energy credentials of their data centres, we ask what this means for the rest of the industry? Can data centres lead a worldwide shift to greener energy sources? A new report from environmental organisation Greenpeace has praised companies like Google and
Can you build a data centre on the moon?
April 3rd, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future
Tagged in — Data Centre, Future, Prediction
With space to build new data centres at a premium throughout the country, we wonder where else you could build a new facility. How about on the moon? As we’ve discussed previously on this blog, the space for companies to build new data centres in the UK is in short supply. New builds are always
Can Facebook change the face of data centres?
March 20th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future
Tagged in — Data Centre, Future
Will Facebook’s new ‘IKEA style data centre’ change the face of data centre construction? And what else does the future hold for data facilities? A new kind of data centre Facebook’s recent announcement of a new data centre build in Sweden is pretty big news. But not just because it’s a new
Facebook building new ‘flat-pack data centre’
March 17th, 2014 Blog, News
Tagged in — Data Centre, Facebook, Future, Ikea
Facebook is building a new data centre in Sweden, which takes its inspiration from IKEA style flat pack furniture. The Luleå 2 data centre is being constructed in the Swedish town of Luleå, alongside Facebook’s pre-existing data centre there. Using what the company calls its Rapid Deployment Data Centre (RDDC) concept, the centre will be built