Facebook has completed the first phase of its Indiana fiber network. It will make data transfer between its data centers quicker and it will also help people in rural Indiana get faster internet.
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Following a meeting with Satya Nadella, Indonesia's president has announced that regulations will be amended to allow Microsoft to invest money into data centres located inside the country.
Microsoft has closed a deal to buy 332 acres of land in Leesburg, Loudon County from Peterson Cos. valued at nearly $73 million. The Redmond-based giant is expected to build data centers in the area.
SoftBank is continuing its efforts to become the largest investor in technology over the next decade. After acquiring ARM Holdings last year, it's believed to have taken a $4bn stake in Nvidia.
According to the New York Times, Microsoft has built prototype server containers designed to sit in the ocean, cooling naturally and reducing data transfer latency by being located closer to cities.
Microsoft is looking into the possibility of using fuel cells to power at least some of its data centers, saying it could lower energy and infrastructure costs as well as decrease failure issues.
The latest entry in the official Windows 8 developers blog goes over how the operating system's Task Manager handles mega-PC set-ups such as server farms and data centers.
Facebook has come a long, long way since launching in 2004. The social networking web site now has a confirmed worldwide user base of 750 million users. With all of those users that means that...