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A Comparison of Dedicated Servers By Company

A Comparison of Dedicated Servers by Company

The tech industry’s major players require some serious firepower when it comes to servers. Here is a breakdown of how these giants stack up against each other. Who owns the most servers?

The company that owns the most servers is Google, with more than 1 million servers estimated. It is speculated that Google owns more than 2 percent of all the world’s servers.

 

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How Google is More Green Than You

How Google is More Green than You

Like many companies, Google has made an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and to avoid negative impacts on the environment. The efforts of Google have made it one of the greenest companies around.

Google’s Green Side

In 2007, Google reached its goal of becoming carbon neutral. To sustain this ongoing effort, they have installed enough solar panels to power approximately 1,000 average homes, which offsets 30 percent of peak electricity use for the facilities. Google shuttles are used by 1,470 employees. Google’s shuttles are fueled by B-20 biodiesel to get employees to work each day. These Bay Area shuttles take an estimated 660 cars off the road each year.

 

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Powering our online obsession [Infographic]

From Twittering to Facebook, from music downloads to streaming video, from email to e-books, the Internet is driving almost every part of our lives and as a result, the energy needed to run our data centre servers and communications infrastructure is increasing annually. In response, a number of cross-company consortiums, like the Green Grid, have been formed and with a symposium being held this week to discuss data centre efficiency, it seems only right to look at the increasing problems facing our over-worked servers.

Between 2000 and 2005, the energy consumed by such data centres doubled, both in the US and worldwide. As more and more people demand more from online media, then more power is needed to power the centres that keep the Internet and servers running. For the US in 2006, online data centres accounted for 1.5 percent of the entire country’s electricity use – equating to more than the entire state of Massachusetts.

 

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Source: http://www.americainfra.com