Top IT Companies Source 14% of Their Energy from Renewables

Top IT Companies Source 14% of Their Energy from Renewables

The percentage of renewable electricity purchased by US companies in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector is growing and will likely increase significantly by the start of the next decade, according to a first-ever analysis by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). … Read more…

Modern Data Centers Faster, More Energy Efficient

Modern Data Centers Faster, More Energy Efficient

Innovations in modern data center design have been shepherded by the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft and include improvements to power supply and distribution, more flexible hardware, new cooling methods and cloud-oriented server design. An article in InformationWeek highlights some of the more … Read more…

Fuel Cells Power eBay Data Center

Fuel Cells Power eBay Data Center

eBay launched a new data center in Salt Lake City, Utah, notable for the fact that it will be powered by 30 fuel cells. Bloom Energy Servers are the primary, on-site power source for the newest data center, according to eBay’s blog. The online auction … Read more…

Facebook, eBay Promote Clean Energy-Powered Data Centers

Facebook, eBay Promote Clean Energy-Powered Data Centers

Adobe, eBay, Facebook, HP, Salesforce.com and Symantec have partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) on an initiative to promote low-carbon power sourcing for data centers in the US. The newly formed Future of Internet Power will also help Internet companies work more effectively with … Read more…

eBay Decreases Power Per Server by 63 Watts

eBay Decreases Power Per Server by 63 Watts

Although eBay had a 37 percent spike in its number of servers due to increased customer demand, the company’s power consumption increased just 16 percent (2.69 MW) during the same period. “Compared to the first quarter of last year, we’ve reduced the power consumed by … 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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