Green Data Centers

Are Low PUE Ratings Hitting Their Limit?

Jim Smith Digital Realty

The push for data center energy efficiency has become a tale of two PUEs. There’s the exceptional Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) scores being reported by companies like Google and Facebook. But not every facility can emulate Google and Facebook, as Jim Smith of Digital Realty noted in a talk at the 7×24 Exchange.. Read More

Going Modular in Iceland to Slash BMW’s Costs, Carbon

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BMW Group says it expects to see dramatic improvements in its energy efficiency and sharp reductions in its carbon emissions by moving 10 clusters of high-performance computing gear from Germany to a Verne Global data center in Iceland that uses free cooling and renewable energy. Read More

Choosing a Green Colocation Provider

Currently, there are many data center providers offering “green” solutions. The question becomes this: How do I know these data centers are truly green and how do I know that this will save me money? This white paper offer Internap’s view on the subject. Read More

Google Provisions Wind Power in Oklahoma

Microsoft's deal with developer of 175MW wind farm in Illinois is its largest PPA to date.

Google has cut a deal with a local utility to provide wind energy for the power grid supporting a large Google data center in Pryor, Oklahoma. The environmental group Greenpeace hailed the agreement as a model for how cloud computing firms can influence electric utilities to boost their use of renewable energy. Read More

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