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February 11, 2009  2:41 PM

Measuring data center performance



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

There has plenty of talk around the green data center and data center energy efficiency, and one of the players has been The Green Grid, a nonprofit group focused on the topic. The Green Grid came out with

February 4, 2009  2:33 PM

Tidbits from The Green Grid Technical Forum



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center design, Green data center, Green Grid

The Green Grid Technical Forum continues today in San Jose. Yesterday was for members only; today it's open to anyone. I spoke yesterday to two board members, John  Tuccillo from APC and Mark Monroe from Sun Microsystems. They updated me...


January 26, 2009  10:17 PM

Data center corrosion: Bring it on?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center design, Green data center

CHICAGO -- Joseph Prisco, an IBM engineer, yesterday told ASHRAE TC 9.9 members that it might be a good idea to start monitoring data center pollution -- particulate and gaseous contamination that could cause IT equipment corrosion. In particular, Prisco...


December 4, 2008  5:55 PM

ViaWest data centers go green, which makes dollars and cents



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Data center colocation, Data center design, Green data center

Data center cabinets in a ViaWest facility; Photo courtesy of ViaWest We all know how big business operates: Each and every quarter, the bottom line must be met. This pressure on businesses creates...


November 26, 2008  9:05 PM

Eco-efficient IT Research Director discusses conservation tactics



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Data center power management, Green data center

At the recent 451 Group Third Annual Client Conference in Boston, I spoke with 451 Group Eco-efficient IT Research Director Andy Lawrence about the energy-efficiency politics, tools...


November 21, 2008  12:29 AM

Green data center site selection: Cost versus sustainability



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, Green data center

Over the past two years, SearchDataCenter.com has published articles on the cheapest places in the U.S. to operate a data center. The data center site selection reports from 2006 and


November 19, 2008  4:52 PM

EU launches Code of Conduct for Data Centers



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
data center consolidation, Data center policies, Data center power management, DataCenter, EU Code of Conduct for Data Centers, Green data center, Virtualization

The Sustainable Development and Energy Innovation of the U.K.'s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has challenged the IT...

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October 28, 2008  2:16 PM

Cutting power bill isn’t best result of data center efficiency



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center Decisions, DataCenter, Green data center

It might seem illogical, but the best savings from being efficient in your data center can't necessarily be seen on the power bill. That was one of the main points Ken Brill, founder and executive director of The Uptime Institute, hammered home in his...


September 26, 2008  2:03 PM

Data center solar power: like a dusty, basement treadmill



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

solarpanels.jpgA colleague sent over a...


September 11, 2008  5:41 PM

Green data center roadmap doesn’t have to be confusing



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Green data center

I just spotted a press release on a series of new analyst reports from Gartner on Green IT. Gartner says users should focus investments on areas that will provide the most bang for the buck. Unfortunately, their recommendations are vague....


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