Green Data Centers

Closer Look: The BendBroadband Vault


Here’s a photo tour of the BendBroadband Vault, which integrates a solar array, a cooling system that uses a “heat wheel” (Kyoto Cooling) system, and an efficient design that uses chimney containment to isolate hot and cold air within the data center environment. Read More

Greenpeace Seeks Data Center Energy Disclosure


Greenpeace International this week broadened its focus on the environmental impact of data centers, releasing a report that profiles the energy usage of the facilities powering 10 major Internet services. The group called on the largest players in IT to disclose more information about the energy use in their data centers. Read More

Greenpeace: Facebook’s Solar Use ‘Encouraging’

Greenpeace International today commended Facebook for its use of on-site solar panels to supplement utility power at its new data center in Prineville, Oregon. The positive comments followed a year of critiques of Facebook over its power sourcing to support its huge new Oregon data center. Read More

PUE: Time to Start Grading on the Curve?

Scott Noteboom, the director of data center operations for Yahoo, speaks Tuesday at the AFCOM Data Center World conference in Las Vegas.

As ultra-low PUE ratings abound, how do you make the best use of the metric in building and operating a data center? Yahoo’s Scott Noteboom says he favors grading on the curve – the sloping curve as PUE readings gradually improve as the data center moves toward full utilization. Read More

Roundup: Hardcore, Internap, Platform, Telecity

Sun co-founder Scott McNealy to advise “liquid blade” maker Hardcore Computer, Internap CDN delivers content for Sundance Festival, new cloud management release by Platform Computing, Telecity honored for green Paris data center. Read More

Mark Monroe Takes Helm at The Green Grid


Data center veteran Mark Monroe has been named the new executive director of The Green Grid, the industry group focused on helping data center operators improve the energy efficiency of their IT infrastructure. Read More

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