Fascinating to see the new building boom for data centers around the world. A new article at Economist.com, Down on the server farm gives a good overview of the issues, investments and the players.

Here's a rendering of one such proposed underground data archiving facilty being built in Iceland:

Data Islandia

 

Power?
Geothermal.
Cooling?
Not an issue in Iceland.
Lawn care?
Not an issue in Iceland.

More press release detail at HDS: Press Releases> Hitachi and Data Íslandia Launch the World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Outsourced Data Archiving Service


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