August 2, 2008
Cool post over here about plans to build data centres where good sources of renewable energy exist.
The theory goes like this;
- Transmission of energy to a data centre located close to use = mucho expensive
- Transmission of data via fibre from location of plentiful renewable energy = more affordable
It’s all about leveraging virtualization and smart cloud monitoring software to switch in and out individual centres depending on their current energy availability status.