World wide well known company datacenters locations

The latest couple of articles examined in some basic advices to choose a datacenter for your company.

This article exposes the location of world wide well known datacenters which belongs to companies like Google, IBM, Amazon (AWS) and a few others. The objective of this post is to share the location of such datacenters as of typing to these lines; it is based upon the good practice of reducing latency through short geographical separation among the DC and the own company headquarters.

So, let’s go ahead to meet the datacenter location of the chosen companies.

Google

Google’s datacenters are distributed into three major regions around the world, these are: Americas, Europe and Asia.The following image shows in the Google’s datacenter locations by specific country:

Google's datacenters locations
Google’s datacenters

The most noteworthy hosting services offered by Google belongs to their public cloud, in specific:

  • Compute
  • Storage and Databases
  • Networking
  • Big Data
  • Machine learning
  • Management tools
  • Developer tools
  • Identity and security

You may check out an updated list of Google’s datacenter in this link.

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Advices to choose a data center for my company

In the previous release was outlined how the location, reputation of the data centre, own customer needs and technical infrastructure are key components to choose a data center. This new article will fulfill a series of basic advices every manager ought consider in this matter.

Servers in data center
Data center

Technical support

In choosing a data center I will pay undivided attention to the technical support staff. How well versed are the field engineers? How many are in there? What about their shifts? I would expect to have 24/7 coverage while making sure the CEs aren’t exhausted like to fall in error due to fatigue. The same questions applies for OS (Linux, Windows, etc) engineers -if offered by the DC (data center) as managed-service.

Are updated the resources in state-of-the-art technologies? Do they take trainings often? These are couple of important questions to ask.

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Data centre for my company

The dynamics of IT operations typically will take the business to choose a data centre for the company. The small businesses uses to search for hosting services while large companies goes beyond elastic grow. This article examines some tips to choose a data centre and mentions the location of some of them.

data centre
Inside a typical data centre

The proximity of the data centre to the own company is always mentioned as first tip; however, it seems to be valid when colocation services will be used often. Also, sometimes a near data centre is a must be local laws demands it. For the instance, the public sector -central government- requires their servers in the same country; in contrast, private capitals may hire data centre services offshore unless they really need the data centre near to their facilities.

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Linux: 25 years old

Linux -the best Operating System ever- celebrates today 25 years since it was announced on August 25th, 1991 by the Finnish developer Linus Torvalds. The Internet we are used to is powered by thousands of servers running Linux. Also, Linux is present in mobiles, embedded devices, NAS, laptops and super-computers.

Linux is 25 years old
Linus Torvalds (Linux creator) and Tux

But… what is exactly Linux? In short, Linux is the kernel (the core software that permits hardware to translate primitive orders into actions via software/hardware), but, if speak about that kernel plus the necessary utilities to meet the user’s needs we should formerly refer that as GNU/Linux. Hey, hey… one moment… So, now what is GNU? It drives to introduce you to the GNU Project. You can read an extensive explanation of what it is in that link, but, for our straight to the point matter I’ll tell you that such GNU project has been responsible to provide a lot of software that we can find in the GNU/Linux distributions (Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Slackware, Arch Linux, etc). This mix of Linux and GNU occurred in 1992, when Torvalds released its project -Linux- as free software and it was adopted by the GNU project -leaded by Richard Stallman.

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Start up this blog

First, I really want to thank you for visit this blog. Let me tell you why it exists and what it looks for.

I has been in the Computer industry since a really long time and I worked in different roles while on it. I found that everything related to Hosting was exciting for me and I had been responsible for the website lifecycle of many, many of them. Most of those websites were for customers of mine but a good portion  of them belongs to me. It was time to create another under my name so I put hands on and I am so happy of typing right now to my first post here.

System Administration and Internet Marketing
System Administration and Internet Marketing

Objective

I am looking to spread up the voice in state of the art System Administration and Internet Marketing. Also, I want to share in solutions I apply in my daily work and to discuss about paradigms to solve Business needs through the aim of technology and digital marketing.

Expectance

Let this blog to be a very useful source of System Administration and Internet Marketing news. Please leave your comments and contact me.