The New York Times Magazine this weekend will have a story on the data center industry. The story, “Data Center Overload,” is already online.
Major sources in the article include Michael Manos, the former data center pro at Microsoft who is now at Digital Realty Trust, as well as Ken Brill from The Uptime Institute. The author also spoke to Chris Crosby from Digital Realty Trust, Jonathan Koomey, the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory scientist who wrote the study a couple years ago on data center energy consumption, and other sources from Microsoft.
The only issue with the story I have is the author seems to equate the cloud with all data center infrastructure, which isn’t the case. Other than that, it’s a pretty good overview of the industry.