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Apple, Google, Facebook: Whose Data Centers are the Dirtiest?

You've heard about the Foxconn factory in China where your iPad is assembled. But have you ever considered the energy required to store your emails, photos, and videos in the cloud? As worldwide demand for data storage skyrockets, so do the power needs of the servers where all our digital archives live. While some companies (like Facebook) have made great progress in ditching dirty fossil-fuel energy for cleaner renewables, a few internet giants lag far behind.
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Parascale Promises Data Center Heaven: Private Cloud Storage At About $1 A Gig

Technology : TechCrunch (6 years ago)

Web applications require a lot of data storage. All the videos uploaded to YouTube, for example, are estimated to take up more than 500 terabytes of storage. Google’s servers overall process one petabyte of data every hour or so. Go... Read Post

Apple to Add Data Storage in China and Prohibit Two Chemicals

Technology : Bits (2 weeks ago)

Apple this week said it had for the first time begun storing user data on servers in mainland China. It also barred two potentially harmful chemicals that some factory workers had used during assembly of iPhones and iPads. Read Post

Where You Are Is Who You Are Even If It Is China

Technology : TechCrunch (15 hours ago)

Where your cloud data is stored is, increasingly, critical to determining who controls it. Though many around the globe have become concerned about data storage in the United States, there are worse alternatives. Imagine, for exampl... Read Post


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