AWS to open new wind farm in US

Amazon has taken on a stalled wind farm project in OH to power its data centres because, as we all know, intermittent and flaky power supplies dependent entirely on the randomness of the weather are just what mission-critical data centres need. The wind farm will be used to power the company's datacentres situated in AWS US East (Ohio) and AWS US East (N. Virginia) Regions.

Annual power generation at the wind farm could reach about 2.2 million MWh of energy and the energy generated there would be equivalent in powering about 200,000 USA households annually.

"We remain committed to achieving our long-term goal of powering the AWS Cloud with 100 percent renewable energy", said Peter DeSantis, Vice President, Infrastructure, AWS.

Under the Power Purchase Agreement, EverPower will construct and operate a 189-megawatt wind farm in Hardin County.

Amazon is developing another wind farm in Ohio.

Amazon is investing in several other clean energy activities across the company. For more information on Amazon's sustainability initiatives, visit www.amazon.com/sustainability. Though public IaaS is the biggest of the three main cloud segments, public PaaS is growing much more strongly.

The educational arm of Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added new capabilities to its flagship product, helping students hone their technical skills and connect to careers in cloud computing. The database, IoT and analytics sub-segments within PaaS are all growing by 100% or more per year. Students can use the AWS Educate Job Board to connect their training to relevant internships and jobs at Amazon, Salesforce, Udacity, Splunk, Instructure and other top companies around the world.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.

EverPower has called the project Scioto Ridge Wind Farm. Now it expects to achieve 50% renewable energy by 2017. EverPower has been owned by Terra Firma Capital Partners, a European private equity firm, since 2009.

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