I was once told that clouds are like electricity but for computer power. Why are they installing private electricity generation to avoid using the scaled -up, scale-out ‘cloud-like’ public electricity supply ?
Equinix has signed a 15 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a subsidiary of Southern Company that will see Bloom Energy fuel cells installed at 12 of its US data centers.
Have noticed many of these deals lately and most data centre operators are now generating some signficant percentage of the power needed to run their facilities
Equinix to install Bloom Energy fuel cells at 12 data centers | News | DatacenterDynamics : http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/content-tracks/power-cooling/equinix-to-install-bloom-energy-fuel-cells-at-12-data-centers/98804.article