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Preferences of Cloud Providers Mirror One Other

Cloud providers share common priorities in a range of areas, including utilities, scalability and renewable energy. In utility capacity and cost, for example, the larger providers seem to locate where electrical utility rates are lower than the national average.

Paul Schlattman offers these insights in “Data Centers For The Hyperscale Cloud” for Building Operating Management magazine. He also defines the three types of cloud that are supporting the explosive growth in the area.