Google's PUE

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Wed Oct 1 18:21:40 UTC 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?


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