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Google implements free cooling technology in Belgium DC

Google has followed Microsoft in implementing free cooling technology in their Belgium data center. Windows-maker relies mostly on free cooling (when a DC relies on outside air 95% of the time, and saving water and power) in its Dublin data center location.

Playing host to the recession

As the global recession continues to ebb and flow, the hosting sector fluctuates also, bringing us stories of great loss and unexpected buy-outs alongside stories of unimaginable growth and continued investment. Between the recent halt on construction of Amazon’s huge Oregon data center to the acquisitions and general company growth plans issued this week, the […]

Routine upgrade caused Gmail downtime

Google‘s Gmail service went offline for many of the customers yesterday due to a miscalculation in routine upgrades. IMAP and POP access and mail processing services were not affected by the outage. Google’s VP of engineering wrote an apology letter and addressed the fact that the news first appeared on Twitter and various blogs.

The darker side of the cloud

Earlier this week I wrote that web hosting firms needed to embrace the idea of cloud computing in order to stay competitive, citing the recent announcement of Chrome OS and Google’s general sway over internet trends in general. But what about the downsides of cloud hosting?

Computing on a cloud; it’s about time

With Google’s recent announcement of their upcoming Chrome operating system, the idea of cloud computing has taken center-stage within the technology industry in general and the hosting industry in particular. Don’t be fooled; cloud computing is not a new idea and many companies, including Google, have long been encouraging users to work remotely via applications […]

Google’s portable data center containers confirmed

Google has confirmed that it used portable data center containers in its first data center project in 2005. Portable data centers has been gaining in popularity among large tech firms for the past few years. Google did not specify the location of the containers, but industry specialists believe they are probably used in Dalles, Oregon.

Google Services for web hosting providers

A new tool set has been released by Google which lets web hosting providers better integrate various Google services such as Webmaster Tools and AdSense. The tool makes it easier for web hosting customers to generate traffic, add an on-site search capability, and monetize websites. A host can display a badge to highlight their integration […]

Gmail outage

Gmail users experienced another outage today. Google expects to fix the problem by the morning of March 11. The company did not release any information of how many users were affected. Also, it is not clear whether both business and personal users are affected. If last year is any indicator, Gmail has been experiencing downtime […]

Google will turn a paper mill into a data center

Google is in the process of purchasing a paper mill and turning it into a data center in Summa, Hamina, Finland. This is the company’s first announced data center since the recession began. The sale is expected to be complete by the first quarter of this year.

Netcraft’s January web server survey

Netcraft web server survey for the month of January have just been released. Apache’s market share grew by 1.27 million sites while Microsoft IIS lost 2 million over the previous month. Two million expired blogging sites have caused Microsoft IIS the largest loss of any web server. Google’s Blogger service lost approximately 600,000 sites.

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