Green Data Centers

Greenpeace: Facebook’s Solar Use ‘Encouraging’

Greenpeace International today commended Facebook for its use of on-site solar panels to supplement utility power at its new data center in Prineville, Oregon. The positive comments followed a year of critiques of Facebook over its power sourcing to support its huge new Oregon data center. Read More

PUE: Time to Start Grading on the Curve?

Scott Noteboom, the director of data center operations for Yahoo, speaks Tuesday at the AFCOM Data Center World conference in Las Vegas.

As ultra-low PUE ratings abound, how do you make the best use of the metric in building and operating a data center? Yahoo’s Scott Noteboom says he favors grading on the curve – the sloping curve as PUE readings gradually improve as the data center moves toward full utilization. Read More

Roundup: Hardcore, Internap, Platform, Telecity

Sun co-founder Scott McNealy to advise “liquid blade” maker Hardcore Computer, Internap CDN delivers content for Sundance Festival, new cloud management release by Platform Computing, Telecity honored for green Paris data center. Read More

Mark Monroe Takes Helm at The Green Grid

Mark-Monroe

Data center veteran Mark Monroe has been named the new executive director of The Green Grid, the industry group focused on helping data center operators improve the energy efficiency of their IT infrastructure. Read More

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