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Re: Google's PUE

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Wed Oct 01 14:22:42 2008

On Oct 1, 2008, at 2:04 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

Personally, I think only a self-owned DC could get that low.  A
general purpose DC would have too many inefficiencies since someone
like Equinix must have randomly sized cages, routers and servers,
custom-built suites, etc.  By owning both sides, GOOG gets a boost.
But it's still frickin' amazing, IMHO.

I wonder what it cost? :-)

What cost to the environment of not doing it?

OK, green hat off. :) Seriously, I doubt GOOG isn't seeing serious savings from this over time. If they weren't why would they do it?