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July 2, 2009  8:27 PM

Equinix wins energy savings award from Silicon Valley group

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Airside economizers, data center cooling, Variable frequency drive (VFD) fans

Major data center colocation company Equinix scored an energy award from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group this week for the energy-efficient design its data centers. Equinix has received almost $1 million in rebates from the...

June 30, 2009  3:16 PM

Yahoo! to reportedly turn data center 10 degrees for better cooling

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
data center cooling

The designs for a new Yahoo! data center in western New York have changed - by 10 degrees. The engineering firm for the future 180,000-square-foot facility told local planning officials in Lockport, N.Y., that it was changing its design plans by 10 degrees to improve cooling. This according to...

June 23, 2009  3:03 PM

Microsoft hires Yahoo data center exec

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center Jobs, DataCenter

Microsoft recently hired Kevin Timmons to lead Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS), the company's data center services organization. From Microsoft's data...

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June 23, 2009  2:58 PM

CRG West changes name to CoreSite — a Carlyle Company

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Colocation, CRG West, DataCenter

Data center colocation provider CRG West changed its name to CoreSite -- a Carlyle Company this week. CoreSite Senior Vice President David Dunn said the company changed the name to reflect its more unified culture, and to better identify with its parent company. Dunn said the company plans to...

June 11, 2009  1:40 PM

EPA releases documents on Energy Star for storage

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power, Energy Star, Green data center

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has now started down the road to developing an Energy Star spec for storage equipment. Late last month, the EPA released the first version of its

June 8, 2009  8:46 PM

Energy Star for servers: Unexpected impact on data center efficiency

Posted by: Jbeltran
Data center power, Energy Star, Green data center

This blog post was written by contributer Julius Neudorfer. It’s out! After several years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the first version of...

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June 2, 2009  3:10 PM

CA to buy some Cassatt assets

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
CA, Cassatt, Data center power management

Last month we reported that Cassatt Corp., a data center energy management software company, was nearing bankruptcy. The CEO said they had been unsuccessful in finding any suitors. That has...

June 1, 2009  6:03 PM

Cassatt survey on data center efficiency: Some great findings

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center power management, Green data center

Data center power management software and cloud computing company Cassatt Corp. has a great survey out now on users' perceptions of data center efficiency. What makes the survey especially powerful is it's in its second year, so it can be compared to last year. Jay Fry from Cassatt has a couple...

May 21, 2009  6:40 PM

Building data centers in Afghanistan

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Container Data Center, data center cooling

A couple weeks ago I got the chance to spend the morning with Paul Brenner, who works in the high-performance computing department at the University of Notre Dame. Brenner is spearheading a project to build a containerized data center next to a local municipal greenhouse so that, during winter...

April 21, 2009  2:58 PM

Redefining a “green” data center

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Green data center

It is all well and good to talk about building green data centers here in the United States, but what is happening overseas? Though some of the video teleconference at The Uptime Institute's show last week was dull, there were some interesting insights into how different parts of the world run...

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