Green Data Centers

Iceland’s Renewable Power Play

View of the Ljósafossstöð hydroelectric plant in Iceland. Water seen flowing over the dam, at left, while water used in the plant to spin turbines and create electricity is seen coming out from under building at right. The water is flowing from a spring-fed lake, Þingvallavatn, into rivers and streams.  (Photo by Colleen Miller)

For an industry consumed by the pursuit of electric power, Iceland presents almost the perfect profile. Iceland presents an interesting test of how far data centers will go for green energy, and the place of renewables in the site selection equation. Read More

IO Conducts PUE Faceoff: Modular vs. Raised Floor

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Which delivers the best energy efficiency: raised-floor space or a modular data center? It’s a hard question to answer in a satisfying fashion without comparing apples and oranges. IO has compared the PUE performance of both models within a single facility. Read More

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