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Iceland’s Renewable Power Play

View of the Ljósafossstöð hydroelectric plant in Iceland. Water seen flowing over the dam, at left, while water used in the plant to spin turbines and create electricity is seen coming out from under building at right. The water is flowing from a spring-fed lake, Þingvallavatn, into rivers and streams.  (Photo by Colleen Miller)

For an industry consumed by the pursuit of electric power, Iceland presents almost the perfect profile. Iceland presents an interesting test of how far data centers will go for green energy, and the place of renewables in the site selection equation. Read More

eBay Goes Live With its Bloom-Powered Data Center

An array of Bloom Energy Server fuel cells running on natural gas are provifing the primary power for the new eBay data center in Utah. (Photo: eBay)

eBay has debuted a new data center power design that abandons diesel generators and UPS units in favor of Bloom Energy fuel cells powered by natural gas. Executives from eBay and Bloom say the facility in South Jordan, Utah sets a radical new course for the data center industry. Read More

Cooling Capacity Factor Reveals Stranded Capacity

One of the huge chambers inside the "penthouse" cooling system used by Facebook in its new Oregon data center. Facebook has updated some elements of the system in its newest data centers. (Photo credit: Alan Brandt)

New IT solutions have created environments capable of more user density, more resiliency and even greater amounts of consolidation. Remember, although these systems do increase efficiency, they also modify the dynamics of data center cooling capacities. Learn how Calculating the CCF is the quickest and easiest way to determine cooling infrastructure utilization and the potential gains! Read More

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