Green Data Centers

Data Centers Focus on Greener Power

President Barack Obama tours a solar power generation facility in Florida Wednesday (Photo:WhiteHouse.gov).

With carbon regulation looming on the horizon, companies with extensive data center operations are taking a harder look at the origin of their power, and its implications in a regulated environment. Read More

Google Efficiency Update: PUE of 1.22

This graphic shows the trends in PUE at Google data centers.

Google’s latest quarterly update of the energy efficiency of its data centers showed a slight uptick from the previous quarter, but improvement from the same period last year. The Power Usage Effectiveness for Google’s “fleet” was 1.22 in the third quarter. Read More

Federal Agencies to Get 'Energy Czars'

An executive order signed last week by President Barack Obama calls for rigorous use of best practices in energy efficiency for federal data centers, as well as “energy czars” for government agencies. Read More

NetApp Unveils Green Data Center

The exterior of the new NetApp data center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

NetApp (NTAP) is opening the doors to its new energy-efficient data center located at its campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, which the company says will have an estimated PUE of 1.2. Read More

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