Green Data Centers

Greenpeace, Facebook Announce Truce

After two years of sparring over data center energy, Greenpeace and Facebook today announced a truce, with Facebook agreeing to prioritize the use of renewable energy for its data centers, and Greenpeace suspending its “Unfriend Dirty Coal” campaign.
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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?

Then Facebook's hardware chief Frank Frankovsky announcing formation of the Open Compute Project in 2011

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

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