Green Data Centers

PUE Goes Global

The Green Grid today is announcing that leading data center consortiums in the U.S., Europe and Japan have agreed to make Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) “the industry’s preferred energy efficiency metric.”
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The SEC and Your Data Center

In January the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that public companies must disclose to investors the risks they face related to climate change. What does that mean for the data center? Read More

Greenpeace: Cloud Contributes to Climate Change

In a report today on the carbon impact of cloud computing, Greenpeace called on data center operators to power their data centers using renewable energy and use their business clout to pressure utilities and Congress to make renewable energy more readily available. Read More

Datapipe Taps Wind Power for NJ Site

Managed hosting provider Datapipe said today that it will offset the carbon impact of its data center in Somerset, New Jersey by purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) based on wind power. Read More

Bay Area Gets $750,000 Energy Rebate

Bay Area Internet Solutions (BAIS) will receive a $750,000 rebate from Silicon Valley Power for the energy-efficiency measures the company has implemented in its newest colocation facility in Santa Clara. The incentive s the maximum available from Silicon Valley Power. Read More

Inside HP’s New Green UK Data Center

We’ve put together a photo feature providing a look inside HP’s new Wynyard data center along the North Sea in the UK, which documents the facility’s innovations in cooling and airflow design, which have helped the data center record an estimated PUE of 1.2. Read More

IBM Opens Cloud Data Center in Research Triangle

IBM.com has a new home. Big Blue’s web site now resides in a huge new cloud computing data center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where IBM is investing $362 million to build out more than 100,000 square feet of data center space. Read More

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