Data Center Update: Google Harnesses Wind Power in Finland; Digital Realty Deploys its Own Modules

Data Center Update: Google Harnesses Wind Power in Finland; Digital Realty Deploys its Own Modules

For its Finnish data center, Google has inked agreements with O2 and Allianz to supply the data center with wind energy for the next 10 years. Wind farm developer O2 has obtained planning approval to build a new 72 MW wind farm in northern Sweden, … Read more…

Data Center Efficiency ‘Behind’ Security in Expansion Criteria

Data Center Efficiency ‘Behind’ Security in Expansion Criteria

Some 98 percent of large corporations are planning to expand their data centers in 2013 or 2014, but just 14 percent of those named energy efficiency as the single most important factor influencing their expansion plan, according to research by Digital Realty Trust. Security was named … Read more…

Variable Speed Fans, EMS Reduce Data Center Cooling 66%

Variable Speed Fans, EMS Reduce Data Center Cooling 66%

A study has found that upgrading fans and adding fan speed controls in a data center reduces the facility’s electrical energy usage and reduces average and peak electric power demand. Digital Realty Trust, Vigilent Corporation, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory jointly conducted a study focused … Read more…

Facebook, eBay, Microsoft and Yahoo ‘New Breed’ of Efficient Data Center Operators

Facebook, eBay, Microsoft and Yahoo ‘New Breed’ of Efficient Data Center Operators

Facebook, eBay, Microsoft and Yahoo represent a “new breed” of data center operator, taking an integrated approach to save energy and costs and meet growing data center demand, according to a report by 451 Research. Highly Efficient Data Centers in Practice includes case studies on … Read more…

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