Green Data Centers

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

Open Compute and ODCA to Collaborate

The Open Data Center Alliance and Open Compute Project are working together to bring highly efficient compute infrastructure to enterprises as well as accelerate the creation and adoption of standards and interoperability in cloud computing. Read More

Dennis Cronin Named COO at Steel Orca Project

Industry veteran Dennis Cronin has been named Chief Operating Officer of Steel Orca, an innovative Pennsylvania company that is developing a large data center that plans to tap the Delaware River for its cooling system and power its servers using electricity generated from landfills and solar panels. Read More

Sea-Cooled Data Center Heats Homes in Helsinki

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A new Atos data center in Helsinki incorporates sea-water cooling and district heating, building upon a design that Helsinki Energy and IT service provider Academica developed in a cavern underneath Helsinki’s historic Uspenski Cathedral. Read More

Vantage Earns LEED Platinum in Santa Clara

Vantage Data Centers announced today that the first project on its Santa Clara, Calif. campus, known as V3, has earned a Platinum certification, the highest level possible under the the LEED program for energy efficient buildings. Read More

Huge Solar Array Will Support NJ Data Center

The McGraw-Hill Companies will build a 50-acre solar array to support its data center in East Windsor, New Jersey, the company said today. The $60 million project will add 14.1 megawatts of solar generation, making it the largest initiative yet to use photovoltaic solar power to offset the energy used by a data center. Read More

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