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Take a Look Inside a Completely Empty Data Centre

A data centre without data is... well, just a centre, I guess. But it’s quite fascinating to actually see inside one, before all the server racks arrive. In this video, Spencer Lamb — who works at a large data services provider in London — shows the folks at Computerphile around a new data facility. Read More >>

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Facebook’s Data Centre Humidity “Challenge” Was Indoor Rain

In 2011 Facebook reported that its first data centre in Prineville, OR had a high humidity issue. Probably not the best condition for servers, sure. But it turns out that wonky temperature controls were actually causing condensation in the data centre. Like indoor rain. Like it was literally raining in the server room. Read More >>

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Apple and Greenpeace Trade Blows in Data Centre Grudge Match

Call it the battle of Maiden. This week, Apple and Greenpeace traded very public barbs over how much clean power is used by Apple's £1 billion state-of-the-art data centre in Maiden, North Carolina, USA. Read More >>

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Super-Secret Google Builds Its Servers in the Dark

Just how far will Google go to hide its custom-built data-centre hardware from the rest of the world? Read More >>

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Apple’s New Data Centre Is Powered by the Sun

This is Apple's new data centre in Maiden, North Carolina. Unlike most power-hungry centres, this won't be gobbling up energy from the grid: it's going to be powered by the sun. If you can't get your products made 100 per cent ethically, at least you can try and be eco-friendly, right? Read More >>