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WSJ: Big tech firms seeking power

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Wed Jun 14 04:05:13 2006

Since power consumption was a topic at the last NANOG meeting.

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a newstand
Surge in Internet Use, Energy Costs
Has Big Tech Firms Seeking Power
Wall Street Journal
June 13, 2006; Page A1

With both Internet services and power costs soaring, big technology
companies are scouring the nation to secure enough of the cheap
electricity that is vital to their growth.

The search is being led by companies including Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc.
and IAC/InterActiveCorp. Big Internet firms have been adding thousands of
computer servers to data centers to handle heavy customer use of their
services, including ambitious new offerings such as online video.