This week, a Nasdaq Nordic stock exchange data center in Finland was taken down by its fire suppression system. But these systems don’t use water to quench the flames, so how can they knock out a bunch of hard drives?
“50% of us live near the coast,” Microsoft says. “Why doesn’t our data?”
Facebook’s first data centre powered solely by renewable energy is now in operation in Altoona, Iowa. The centre was expected to open in 2015, so it’s ahead of schedule.