A Look At Google's Oregon Operation & Yahoo Leaves Pasadena

Niall Kennedy summarizes a NY Times article about Google's Oregon center and Yahoo and Microsoft's exploration in areas like that. The Google Oregon center would be one of the largest data centers, taking up about two football fields. The NY Times article also estimated Google having "450,000 servers spread over at least 25 locations around the world." Microsoft with an estimated 200,000 servers is expected to grow to 800,000 by 2011.

Yahoo is on the move as well, moving to Burbank by end of June. There is no doubt that energy costs will be on the mind of these search companies new locations.