Google Hires Data Center Design Veteran
Google (www.google.com) recently revealed that the data center design veteran Daniel Costello joined the staff of the enterprise data center, according to a report from Data Center Knowledge.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dan to our team of infrastructure,” said a Google spokesman. “He has a great history of working with Microsoft and Intel, and we are happy to have him on board.”
Costello most recently served as director of data center services for Microsoft Global Foundation Services.
During his three years at Microsoft, Costello played an integral role in developing the business use of shipping containers and modular design projects in their latest data center.
These projects include the use of pre-assembled pieces that could be built in factories and then built the site in a data center.
Before joining Microsoft, Costello worked at Intel in the company’s global installation of engineering services division of CC.
Google uses its data centers to host the application services platform, including its popular Gmail e-mail.
Last year the company revealed the details behind its data center in The Dalles, Oregon, which has a hook container fitted with 45 containers that can each accommodate up to 1,160 servers.