Yesterday I went to Amazon’s Technology Open House.
Here is a 1/4 of the crowd getting food and drinks early before James Hamilton’s keynote.
In James’s presentation he has a section on Modular & Advanced Building Designs
Every day, Amazon Web Services adds enough new capacity to support all of Amazon.com’s global infrastructure through the company’s first 5 years, when it was $2.7 billion annual revenue.
James presents his latest observations on data center costs.
And waste in mechanical systems.
But, here is something I didn’t expect. Amazon Perdix. Amazon’s version of modular pre-fab data container data center. The below picture has Microsoft’s design on the left and Amazon’s on the right.
James is a believer in low density, 30 servers per rack where the cost per server is $1,450 or less.