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October 19, 2009  10:01 PM

Mark Bramfitt leaves PG&E, and a gap in data center utility relations

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, Green data center, IT energy efficiency

Northern California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. made headlines by finding novel ways to offer rebates for energy efficiency in the data center. The company's programs have become a model for other utilities in the state and around the world. Mark Bramfitt had headed up

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 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...

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...

March 12, 2009  11:43 PM

Sorting through data center utility rebates

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

There's a good chance that your utility company has an incentive program in place if you boost your data center energy efficiency. But sorting through the programs can be a hassle, and dealing with the back-and-forth with the utility company can as well. In addition, said Adam Fairbanks, vice...

February 24, 2009  4:56 PM

Top ten industry demands from Data Center Pulse

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Green data center

A new data center user group, built on Linked-In profiles and spearheaded by executives from Sun Microsystems and VMware, held its first in-person gathering last week at Sun's Santa Clara, Calif. headquarters. Data Center Pulse (DCP) garnered over...

February 19, 2009  2:07 PM

Local official wants to build data center powered by methane

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

The mayor of Chicopee, Mass., a city of about 60,000 people in the western part of the state, wants to use landfill gases to power a proposed data center in his facility. According to a story in the Springfield Republican on city Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette being

February 18, 2009  6:18 PM

HP only one of big four to be off Uptime’s “Green 100″

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Green data center

Edit: Uptime made a mistake in leaving HP off the list. The corrected Uptime Green 100 list includes them. So I guess they're green after all! I'm working on...

February 13, 2009  10:31 PM

Green Grid Postmortem: Successes and the work ahead

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Green data center, User Groups

This column was contributed by Deborah Grove of Grove Associates. Day one of The Green Grid Technical Forum was largely a brag about how much work was done in 2008, and the...

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