Vertical Scaling Works for Bits and Bites

This is just to delicious a parallel to pass up.

Here we have Google building a new four story datacenter Scaling Up: Google Building Four-Story Data Centers:

And here we have a new vertical farm from AeroFarms:

Both have racks of consumables. One is a rack of bits, the other is a rack of bites. Both used to sprawl horizontally across huge swaths of land and now are building up. Both designs are driven by economic efficiency, extracting the most value per square foot. Both are expanding to meet increased demand. It's a strange sort of convergence.