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 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
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.
Airside energy efficiency, which makes use of something that is free, is especially valuable in cool environments.
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
The innovative approach is gaining as data centers struggle to meet exploding demand while limiting increases in power utilization.
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 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
A movement is underway to allow more freedom and flexibility in meeting data center energy requirements.