CIO.com has an article on the search for the best places to put really large datacenters. Not the best places in the US — the best places anywhere.
The CEO of Verne Global, a wholesale data-center hosting company, has searched the world for places that offer cheap power, easy cooling and reliable communications. While energy costs in the United States are uncertain, Iceland, with its seemingly-unlimited renewable energy, cool temperatures and three (soon to be four) transoceanic cables fits the bill perfectly, he says.
“We are finding those points on the Earth that are optimized for server operation—Iceland hits on all those points,” says Monroe.
Much more in the article.