EBay to power new data center with fuel cells
Online auction and shopping giant eBay is planning to build a data center that will harness its power from fuel cells, instead of the power generated from the national power grid. eBay will reportedly connect its data center to the grid for backup, but said that it will use an alternative power as a primary source for energy. This will make eBay the first major tech company to utilize fuel cells as its primary energy source. eBay will be partnering with Bloom Energy for the said effort. ?By being a trail blazer and deploying a brand new, revolutionary architecture to build its new data center, eBay is raising the standard for the entire industry. It is 21st century infrastructure for the industry needs of the 21st century,” eBay President and CEO John Donahoe said. eBay will incorporate 30 Bloom Energy servers into the new data center facility in Utah. The company hopes that it will be fully functional next year. “The Bloom servers will power millions of transactions by eBay’s more th
(Phys.org) -- Proving that it’s serious about becoming greener, EBay has announced that a new data center being built in Utah will run entirely on fuel cells, a move that other giants ...
Tue 26 Jun 12 from Phys.org
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Fri 22 Jun 12 from IEEE Spectrum
Many companies talk the talk when it comes to going green, but online auction behemoth eBay is walking the walk by building what will become the largest data center in the US powered by non-utility ...
Tue 26 Jun 12 from Extremetech
Online auction and shopping giant eBay is planning to build a data center that will harness its power from fuel cells, instead of the power generated from the national power grid. eBay ...
Fri 22 Jun 12 from Ubergizmo
eBay is partnering with Bloom Energy to build a six-megawatt fuel cell installation to power its data center.
Thu 21 Jun 12 from USA today
EBay plans to build a data center that will draw its power from fuel cells rather than the national power grid, which is heavily dependent on coal plants, James Glanz reports in Thursday's New ...
Thu 21 Jun 12 from Bits NY Times
EBay announced on Thursday that it plans to build a large renewable data center in Utah that will be powered by alternative energy fuel cells. Once completed, the six-Megawatt facility in South ...
Fri 22 Jun 12 from RedOrbit
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