Green Data Centers

Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategies

A major concern for the IT professional administering the cost and efficiency of the data center is energy consumption. This information rich whitepaper, Tackling Today’s Data Center Energy Efficiency Challenges – A Software-Oriented Approach, is a detailed explanation of dealing with the energy questions by the subject matter experts at Schneider Electric and in particular their Square D Engineering Services team. Read More

NTT Partners with Vigilent to Cut Energy Costs

NTT America is set to collectively reduce the energy required to cool its two largest North American data centers by over 7.6 million kWh. NTT has selected Vigilent as its energy management partner after a successful pilot project at the NTT San Jose Data Center. Read More

Can Open Hardware Transform the Data Center?

Facebook's Frank Frankovsky announces the formation of a non-profit foundation to oversee the Open Compute Project, which focuses on developing open source hardware designs.

Is the data center industry on the verge of a revolution in which open source hardware designs transform the process of designing and building data centers? The Open Compute Project is gaining partners, momentum and structure. Yesterday it unveiled a new foundation and board to shepherd the burgeoning movement. Read More

Schneider Seeks to Bring Definition to DCIM Market

A screen shot from Schneider Electric's StruxureWare software for data centers.

Is data center infrastructure management (DCIM) beginning to mean too many different things to different people? Schneider Electric is emphasizing the comprehensive nature of the latest release of its StruxureWare software for managing data center operations. Read More

Green Grid and New Measures of Sustainability

This video gives an overview of new sustainability metrics in addition to Power Usage Effectiveness or PUE. The new sustainability measures for datacenters include Energy Reuse Effectiveness (ERE), Water Usage Efficiency (WUE), and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE). Read More

Microsoft Data Center Design Evolves In Iowa

Microsoft says a new design for the second phase of its data center in West Des Moines, Iowa is an evolution of the company’s modular data center design, and not spurred by challenges with the first phase of the facility. The nearly complete West Des Moines data center showcases Microsoft’s… Read More

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