Data Center Arms Race
Just because hardware is moving offsite doesn't mean the hardware wars are over. In fact, they're being fought at epic scale:
In the coming months, a little known technology giant called Switch Communications will open the SuperNAP. This 407,000 square foot computing compound will house servers and storage systems owned by many of the world's most prominent companies. And, unlike most centers of its kind, the SuperNAP will not rely on raised floors or liquid cooling systems to keep the hardware humming. Instead, it will be fueled by custom designs that allow it to maintain an astonishing 1,500 watts per square foot - or close to three times the industry standard.
More on Switch here.