Green Data Centers

Can Open Hardware Transform the Data Center?

Facebook's Frank Frankovsky announces the formation of a non-profit foundation to oversee the Open Compute Project, which focuses on developing open source hardware designs.

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

Microsoft Data Center Design Evolves In Iowa

Microsoft says a new design for the second phase of its data center in West Des Moines, Iowa is an evolution of the company’s modular data center design, and not spurred by challenges with the first phase of the facility. The nearly complete West Des Moines data center showcases Microsoft’s… Read More

Open Compute and ODCA to Collaborate

The Open Data Center Alliance and Open Compute Project are working together to bring highly efficient compute infrastructure to enterprises as well as accelerate the creation and adoption of standards and interoperability in cloud computing. Read More

Dennis Cronin Named COO at Steel Orca Project

Industry veteran Dennis Cronin has been named Chief Operating Officer of Steel Orca, an innovative Pennsylvania company that is developing a large data center that plans to tap the Delaware River for its cooling system and power its servers using electricity generated from landfills and solar panels. Read More

Sea-Cooled Data Center Heats Homes in Helsinki

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A new Atos data center in Helsinki incorporates sea-water cooling and district heating, building upon a design that Helsinki Energy and IT service provider Academica developed in a cavern underneath Helsinki’s historic Uspenski Cathedral. Read More

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