A movement is underway to allow more freedom and flexibility in meeting data center energy requirements.
The government is demanding big changes to its data center profile – and is mandating the software used to manage the transition.
The amount of energy wasted by servers that are not doing their jobs is scary. Fixing the problem is a healthy step for the bottom line.
Facebook is building a datacenter in Los Lunas, New Mexico, according to the Albuquerque Journal. There could be as many as six phases to the project, which is characterizes as being “massive.” The first phase, which could begin next month, will cost $250 million and create 30 to 50 jobs. The story says that New …Continue Reading
The Bank of America said that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2020. The company said that it will reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by half, energy use by 40 percent and water use by 45 percent in its worldwide operations. The company, in a move similar to one announced last week by General …Continue Reading
An energy standard for datacenters has been published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ANSI/ASHRAE 90.4-2016, “Energy Standard for Data Centers,” establishes, according to the organization, minimum energy efficiency requirements of datacenter design and construction. It also helps set standards for the operational planning and maintenance and utilization of onsite …Continue Reading
Upsite Technologies has introduced the SplitLok Integral Grommet and the SplitLok Square Grommet. The company says that the two products are versatile and provide tight seals in raised floor openings. They are easily installed in existing or new datacenters. The line of grommets, the company says, decrease operating expenses, reduce bypass airflow and increase efficiency …Continue Reading
Apple Inc. is taking a bigger bite out of the energy market. It will soon begin selling the output from its $850 million investment in a 130-megawatt solar farm in northern California.
The administration is moving forward with datacenter energy efficiency measures aggressively. That’s important for the government — and beyond.