Data Centers

Greenpeace: AWS Lags on Renewable Energy Disclosure

Carl Weinschenk

Greenpeace, in a report released last week, suggested that progress is being made in clean data center powering, but that at least one major organization is not being as transparent as it should be. “Clicking Clean: Who is Winning the Race to Build a Green Internet?” reports that Apple, Google, Facebook and Switch are doing   …Continue Reading


Citi to Power Texas Data Center with 50% Retail, Renewable Energy

Cheryl Kaften

Citi has entered into a contract to purchase retail, renewable power from MP2 Energy for a multi-year term at its Roanoke, Texas, data center, the financial services provider announced on January 10. The contract will provide Green-e certified renewable energy for 50 percent of the data center’s power needs. The contract takes into consideration the   …Continue Reading


Greenpeace Ranks Switch Highest Worldwide for Sustainability among Internet Companies

Cheryl Kaften

Las Vegas-based Switch has become the first multi-tenant data center provider in the world to receive a perfect score in the six-year history of Greenpeace’s Clicking Clean report, the global environmental advocacy organization announced on January 9.


The Move to DC Power in the Datacenter

Carl Weinschenk

Minimizing AC/DC conversions saves money and simplifies operations.


Using the Environment for Cooling

Carl Weinschenk

Airside energy efficiency, which makes use of something that is free, is especially valuable in cool environments.


Amazon Accelerates Renewables Use in AWS Data Centers

Carl Weinschenk

Amazon Web Services said this week that its data centers will run on 50 percent renewable energy by the end of next year, according to GeekWire. The announcement was made at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas by Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton. The portion that will come from renewables is five percent more than   …Continue Reading


Cooling Data Centers Through Liquid Immersion

Carl Weinschenk

The innovative approach is gaining as data centers struggle to meet exploding demand while limiting increases in power utilization.


Vigilent, Siemens Addressing Data Centers

Carl Weinschenk

Vigilent and Siemens have entered a reseller partnership in North America. Vigilent will provide its Dynamic Cooling Management System and Siemens will contribute its Demand Flow technology, the press release says. The companies’ combined platfform will offer thermal optimization technology aimed at data center cooling in a facility’s chiller plant and “white space,” which is   …Continue Reading


Technavio: Global Data Center Liquid Cooling Market Growing

Carl Weinschenk

Technavio released a report this week that finds that the global data center cooling market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 12 percent between this year and 2020. The market is expected to reach $1.6 billion during the term of the report, according to the company. The report says that   …Continue Reading


The Effort to Change ASHRAE’s Approach to Data Centers

Carl Weinschenk

A movement is underway to allow more freedom and flexibility in meeting data center energy requirements.