Category Archives: Data Centers

Green Grid Rolls out Data Center Metrics for Water, Energy Reuse

Read the full story at Greener Computing. At its annual Technical Forum last week, IT industry sustainability group The Green Grid continued to expand its number of metrics to track data center sustainability efforts. Building on its widely adopted Power … Continue reading

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Exploring Ways to Reduce IT’s Environmental Impact

Read the full post at GreenBiz. When you think of the phrase “industrial ecology,” the latest in information technology is probably not a synonym that comes to mind. But a recent issue of Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) puts … Continue reading

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Samsung’s New Green RAM Sips Energy, Runs Cooler in Data Centers

Read the full story in GreenerComputing. As the world shifts to cloud computing, IT providers are feeling the pinch of data center expenses. With more and more people outsourcing more and more of their tech needs to remote servers, the … Continue reading

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Data Centers to Run Even Hotter Under Latest ASHRAE Specs

Read the full post at GreenerComputing. ASHRAE, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, will soon release the third edition of its Thermal Guidelines specifications, which since 2004 has created the de facto global standard for allowable temperatures within … Continue reading

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Seven Steps To Making Sense Of Sustainable Technology Providers

Read the full post at GreenerComputing. Senior IT decision makers, no matter what industry they are in, are well aware of the role technology has to play in enabling sustainability within their firms. I’m not talking about ‘Green IT’ — … Continue reading

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GSA is moving to cloud computing

Read the full story at GovPro. The federal General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a $6.7 million, five-year contract to Blue Bell, Pa.-based Unisys Corp. to provide secure cloud-based e-mail and IT collaboration tools. Unisys will provide transition, data migration, … Continue reading

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NYC begins cloud migration for technology data centers

Read the full story at Smart Planet. New York City wants its software and application programmers to serve the public with great Web sites and applications, not be slaves to keeping up the city’s technology and data center infrastructure. Plus, … Continue reading

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Guide for Reducing Data Center Physical Infrastructure Energy Consumption in Federal Data Centers

Download the publication from Schneider Electric. In an effort to create a clean energy economy, recent U.S. presidents and congress have issued a series of legislation and executive orders requiring federal agencies to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions … Continue reading

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Green Grid Unveils New Metrics for Data Center Carbon, Water Use

Read the full story at GreenerComputing. Companies undertaking a sustainability initiative of any kind follow a well trodden path, steadily expanding how broad and deep their measurements and improvements go. It’s a pattern that we’ve seen in the greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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The Cloud is Greener Than Your Data Center

Read the full story at GreenerComputing. Ever since cloud computing really took off in prominence, there has been a discussion in certain circles as to whether the cloud is actually greener. Some argue that it is by default, since economies … Continue reading

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