IT professionals implementing energy efficient solutions in the data center are realizing big savings, and many report it has been easier to do than they thought it would be. In its fourth year, the CDW Energy Efficient IT Report found that implementing energy efficient solutions is easier than the typical organization perceives.
Global investment in data centres has grown 22% in the last year, from approximately $86 billion in 2011 to $105 billion in 2012, according to the latest findings from the DatacenterDynamics (DCD) 2012 Global Census.
Google's top energy executive has offered some simple steps for making data centers more energy-efficient, including raising the thermostat to 80 degrees Fahrenheit -- or 27 degrees Celsius -- to cut down on cooling costs.
Google plans to become carbon neutral at the same time promote green energy by entering into a 20-year agreement to buy power from an Iowa wind farm. The farm, part of NextEra Energy Resources in Story and Hardin counties, will sell Google 114 megawatts of renewable power. Google says that the energy it will buy is enough to power several of its data centers.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: StrategyAlcatel-Lucent is calling for urgent action to improve the energy efficiency of telecommunications networks amid predictions that, on current projections, the Internet could consume as much as 10 percent of global energy supply by 2020.
I thought that you might be interested in a real-life data center situation that arose recently in China: We’d been approached by a customer who wanted to lower its data center PUE to below 1.5 for a variety of reasons, not least of which included reducing energy costs and carbon emissions.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) broke ground last week on a $68 million initial phase of project to build two 338,000-square-foot data center facilities in Oregon expected to cost the vendor “hundreds of millions or billions of dollars once it’s outfitted with powerful servers to run Apple’s iCloud service,” according to a report in The Oregonian also picked up here.
Apple has pledged that the new data cente
The recent acquisition of Summit Energy has given Schneider Electric a broader energy management services and solution portfolio, evidenced by the company’s EnergyStep Data Center Assessment service, which gives managers a peek at the power, cooling, physical infrastructure and operational efficiencies (or lack thereof) of a data center.
Services include the Data Center Assessment and the EnergySt