Sunday, December 07, 2008

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: So much for the Googley Treats

Hmm…

Coming on the heels of Google's announcement last month that it was mothballing its new data plant in Oklahoma, the company's decision to halt work in Lenoir is a clear sign that Google is "moderating the pace of its data center building boom," writes Rich Miller of Data Center Knowledge. "Google spent $452 million on its infrastructure in the third quarter of 2008, which was its lowest investment in capital expenditures since the company began its data center construction effort in early 2007. The third quarter total was well below the record $842 million Google spent on its data centers in the first quarter."

Clouds, it seems, are not recession-proof.

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: So much for the Googley Treats

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