Green Data Centers

Greenpeace: Cloud Contributes to Climate Change

This chart from greenpeace looks at the power sourcing for major data center projects.

In a report today on the carbon impact of cloud computing, Greenpeace called on data center operators to power their data centers using renewable energy and use their business clout to pressure utilities and Congress to make renewable energy more readily available. Read More

Datapipe Taps Wind Power for NJ Site

Managed hosting provider Datapipe said today that it will offset the carbon impact of its data center in Somerset, New Jersey by purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) based on wind power. Read More

Bay Area Gets $750,000 Energy Rebate

Bay Area Internet Solutions (BAIS) will receive a $750,000 rebate from Silicon Valley Power for the energy-efficiency measures the company has implemented in its newest colocation facility in Santa Clara. The incentive s the maximum available from Silicon Valley Power. Read More

Inside HP’s New Green UK Data Center

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We’ve put together a photo feature providing a look inside HP’s new Wynyard data center along the North Sea in the UK, which documents the facility’s innovations in cooling and airflow design, which have helped the data center record an estimated PUE of 1.2. Read More

IBM Opens Cloud Data Center in Research Triangle

The interior of an IBM data center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (Photo: IBM)

IBM.com has a new home. Big Blue’s web site now resides in a huge new cloud computing data center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where IBM is investing $362 million to build out more than 100,000 square feet of data center space. Read More

The Green Grid Plans More Online Tools

A screen shot from a PUE calculator that will soon be released by The Green Grid.

The Green Grid said today that it will create free online tools, including a PUE calculator and power efficiency estimator. The group is also releasing new educational resources in conjunction with its annual technical forum. Read More

Data Centers Heat Offices, Greenhouses, Pools

Telecity-Paris

A growing number of data centers are redirecting the heat from their hot aisles to nearby homes, offices, greenhouses and even pools. The latest example comes from Telecity, which is using waste heat from servers in its new Paris data center to heat an on-site arboretum. Read More

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