Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Amazon Requests Discounted Power for New Ohio Data Centers

Testifying before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, an Amazon representative requested discounts on energy rates prior to the construction of 12 additional data centers in the state, DataCenter Knowledge reported. Amazon energy initiatives manager Charles Daitch, whose role supports Amazon Web Services, testified on … Read more…

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook announced the addition of four new buildings totaling nearly 2 million square feet for a data center currently under construction in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The additions will triple the facility’s size. Like its other data centers, this one will be powered by 100% … Read more…

Daimler Sees Automotive Fuel Cells Powering Data Centers

Daimler Sees Automotive Fuel Cells Powering Data Centers

German automaker Daimler AG announced plans today to collaborate with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Power Innovations International, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on using its automotive fuel cells to help power data centers. “Fuel cell technology is an integral part of Daimler’s powertrain strategy,” the … Read more…

Apple Plans 100% Renewable Energy Data Center in Iowa

Apple Plans 100% Renewable Energy Data Center in Iowa

Rendering of the data center planned for Waukee, Iowa. Credit: Apple A stretch of farmland about 20 miles west of Des Moines, Iowa, will be the site of a new Apple data center powered entirely by renewable energy, the tech giant announced on Thursday. The … Read more…

Efficient Tropical Data Center High-Rise Eyed for Singapore

Efficient Tropical Data Center High-Rise Eyed for Singapore

It could be cloud computing, literally. Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority, Huawei, and Keppel Data Centers want to see if they can create a “green” high-rise data center together. In a two-year collaboration announced this summer, the three partners will explore the technical feasibility of … Read more…

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Solving Data Center Challenges, but Still Need Evaluation

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Solving Data Center Challenges, but Still Need Evaluation

As data centers evolve, and cooling, space, and bandwidth requirements increase, administrators are looking at better battery technologies to overcome challenges, and lithium-ion batteries can go a long way toward solving those challenges, according to Data Center Frontier. Traditional lead-acid batteries are considered by some … Read more…

The Hidden Costs Behind Data Center Construction (and How to Avoid Them)

The Hidden Costs Behind Data Center Construction (and How to Avoid Them)

In 2013, US data centers used approximately 91 billion kWh of electricity and, according to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), this is expected to increase to roughly 140 billion kWh annually by 2020. Building an efficient data center allows for a more powerful, economical … Read more…

Organizations Expect the Ability to Operate Off the Grid in 10 Years, Survey Shows

Organizations Expect the Ability to Operate Off the Grid in 10 Years, Survey Shows

Investments in energy efficiency will increase globally in 2017, according to a new Johnson Controls survey of energy and facility management executives. The survey indicated that spending on energy management will increase based on 1,243 respondents across India, China, Brazil, the US and Germany. Over half of organizations … Read more…

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

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 … Read more…

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