According to a new report, making servers and IT gear within a data center as efficient as possible — and ensuring they’re used as efficiently as possible — is the key to green data centers.
Fjord IT opens its first data center space in Oslo and is banking on a air cooling technology and cheap hydropower to attract European customers who want low-carbon cloud services.
Internet e-commerce company eBay has covered the roof of its data center (called Topaz) in Utah with solar panels.
Finland’s chilly weather might be depressing, but it’s the major reason for why the country is the hot new locale for green data centers. Following Google’s construction of its mega, green data center in Finland, other web firms are following suit, including potentially Facebook.
While Facebook, Google and Yahoo have been pretty vocal about their green data center designs, turns out eBay’s has been innovating around reducing the energy consumption of its data centers, and also looking into how to source clean power for its facilities.
The competition is getting fierce when it comes to who has the greenest and the most energy-efficient data centers (and that’s a good thing). HP announced Monday morning that it has launched what it says is the world’s most efficient modular data center.
Startup Calxeda has a big idea: use cell phone chips to create low-power servers. Reducing energy consumption is something that data center operators are increasingly paying attention to as a way to lower costs and Calxeda will be rolling out its product in 2012.
The CEO of Vigilent (formerly called Federspiel Controls) Mark Housley, says there’s been so little technology introduced into cooling systems for data centers “it’s almost criminal.” Vigilent provides smart software via a wireless sensor network to manage and optimize these cooling systems.
Data centers and IT equipment are just starting to become increasingly energy-efficient, and there are a variety of metrics, standards and certifications that have emerged. Here are seven you should know.
Facebook, Google, and Yahoo have recently been innovating around building greener data centers, but not all these energy efficiency projects have to be so novel. This morning Verizon announced it’s been cutting the energy consumption of its data centers by installing containment panels made by Polargy.
Facebook’s move to share the details of the energy efficiency of its server and data center designs in its new Oregon-based facility is the latest example of how green data centers are now a must-have competitive advantage for any leading Internet company these days.
Reducing the energy consumption of the data centers and servers that power the Internet.
Computing companies that can access cheap green power in bulk will be the only ones able to afford to run data centers…
As the average consumer embraces ever more complex technology, Verizon is offering a series of classes beginning in New York City to…