Green Data Centers

QTS Data Centers Add 1 Megawatt of Solar

One of the new solar arrays installed by QTS (Quality Technology Services) at the company's data centers in Richmond and Atlanta. (Photo: QTS)

Data center service provider QTS (Quality Technology Services) is building new solar power installations at its Richmond and Atlanta Metro Data Centers that will provide a total of one megawatt of power generation capacity upon completion. Read More

How to Choose a Green Colocation Provider

Increases in energy costs have greatly impacted the operational costs of data centers, especially the costs to cool and power facilities.  Going in a more “green” direction within the data center can significantly reduce an organization’s costs as well as its carbon footprint.  Deciding which green service provider to choose… Read More

Microsoft Data Plants Will Tap Landfills, Sewage for Power

A depiction of one of Microsoft's server-filled IT PAC data center modules paired with a fuel cell at a water treatment plant. Microsoft is contemplating this approach for its first grid-independent Data Plant. (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft is planning a waste-powered data center that will be built on the site of a water treatment plant or landfill, the company said Wednesday. The project will be the first step towards Microsoft’s goal of deploying “data plants” where modular data centers will be powered by renewable energy. Read More

Facebook, eBay Among Uptime Green IT Winners

The server room at the new Facebook data center in Prinevlle, Oregon, featuring a hot aisle containment system. (Photo credit: Alan Brandt)

eBay, Facebook and Verizon Wireless are among the winners in the The Uptime Institute’s 2012 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Awards, which recognize pioneering advancements for significantly improved energy productivity in IT and data center operations. Read More

Apple: Greenpeace’s Cloud Math is Busted

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Apple says it will use 20 megawatts of power at full capacity in its North Carolina data center, about one-fifth the amount estimated by Greenpeace in a report that is sharply critical of Apple and other data center operators for relying upon “dirty”energy sources to power their cloud computing operations. Read More

Second Vantage Facility Earns LEED Platinum

The exterior of the' V2 data center on the Vantage Data Centers campus in Santa Clara, Calif. (Photo: Vantage)

Vantage Data Centers said today that its V2 data center in Santa Clara, Calif. has earned a Platinum certification from the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. Platinum is the highest level of the LEED rating system for energy efficient buildings. Read More

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