Sunday, November 29, 2015

Suddenly, the explosion of massive data centers has commercialized cold temperature and thus made cold places valuable

And all of sudden, in the 21st century, cold temperatures and cold places have gotten a newfound value, thanks to the advent of data centers to power industrial-scale Cloud services such as Facebook, Amazon's AWS, Microsoft's Azure, etc.

Cold regions - such as some parts of Sweden-  which were previously scorned [as far as doing business is concerned] for being too cold, have now become ideal for natural [that is free] cooling. Who knows, some day technology companies might find the business case right for building massive computing data centers in the coolest parts of our planet, such as Greenland, Antarctica, Siberia [Russia], northern Canada, Alaska [USA], etc.

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