Is Google building a floating datacenter

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Nov 5, 2013

The barge floating in the San Francisco Bay that was discussed last week is likely a mobile showroom with a party deck. This way, the facility can be taken anywhere around the world (by land or by sea) and show the company's wares.

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Tags: Datacenter, Google, Building, floating

Microsoft and Google By-The-Minute Cloud Billing

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jun 8, 2013

Microsoft introduced  Windows Azure introduces pay-by-the-minute feature” for virtual-server instances in its Windows Azure cloud. This is something that Google announced earlier.

Microsoft offers no minimum-use commitment. Google requires a minimum of 10 minutes. Developers also often do not need to spin up a VM for an entire hour.

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Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, Google, By-The-Minute, Billing