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.



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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.


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