Green Data Centers

Dark Fiber Challenges Derail Project in Upstate NY

An aerial view of the Yahoo data center in Lockport, N.Y.

Why aren’t more companies building data centers in a seemingly ideal location in Upstate New York? Local officials in Lockport, N.Y. say a data center company that spent two years evaluating a site near Yahoo has backed out die to a lack of dark fiber at the site. Read More

The Green Grid’s New Metric Tackles IT Recycling

Improved energy efficiency practices could cut server room energy waste by at least 40 percent, saving businesses and organizations over $3 billion annually, says NRDC.

The Green Grid continues to broaden its scope. The industry group is proposing an electronics disposal metric for commercial end-users of IT equipment, and believes that its new Electronics Disposal Efficiency (EDE) metric will boost recycling and influence change on a global scale. Read More

Telus Warms Condos With Heat From Its Servers

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One of the latest design trends is using waste heat from a data center hot aisle in a district heating system for an office building. Canada’s Telus Corp. provides the latest example of this, tapping waste heat from its data center in Vancouver to power heating and cooling systems of its adjacent $750 million Telus Garden development. Read More

Nydro AS Combines Two Data Center Initiatives in Norway

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Two Norwegian companies announced a new entity, Nydro AS, which is the result of the merger of Rjukan Mountain Hall AS and Rjukan Technology Center AS. The new company will create one the largest data center initiatives in Europe, showcasing the benefits of public-private partnerships. Read More

Are Low PUE Ratings Hitting Their Limit?

Jim Smith Digital Realty

The push for data center energy efficiency has become a tale of two PUEs. There’s the exceptional Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) scores being reported by companies like Google and Facebook. But not every facility can emulate Google and Facebook, as Jim Smith of Digital Realty noted in a talk at the 7×24 Exchange.. Read More

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