Data Center

Add Rackspace to the growing list of tech companies that are bringing energy efficient innovations to their cloud data centers beginning at the planning stage. Like Google, Facebook and Microsoft, the San Antonia-based cloud computing company plans to increase its cloud footprint by constructing a new data center using green design principles from the start. Gary Boyd, […]

Read more Rackspace to build green data center in the U.K.

by Pedro Hernandez on February 19, 2014 · 0 comments

Microsoft has confirmed that it is getting ready to build a data center on land that the company is now in the midst of buying in Quincy, Wash. where the company already operates a modular computing facility. The 200-acre site will cost Microsoft $11 million and is expected to produce 100 full-time jobs. Construction starts […]

Read more Another green data center from Microsoft in Quincy, Wash.?

by Pedro Hernandez on December 26, 2013 · 0 comments

Microsoft’s research arm and its Global Foundation Services unit are investigating ways of building the next-generation of energy efficient data centers with fuel cells. But rather than bolt Bloom Energy Servers onto their IT facilities, the company is looking into a more integrated solution. In a research paper, Microsoft describes how placing compact fuel cells in […]

Read more Microsoft researches rackmounted fuel cells

by Pedro Hernandez on November 12, 2013 · 0 comments

Cloud computing is really taking off, a trend that requires more big data centers to be built. For the most part, cloud providers are doing a great job of erecting green facilities, but what if they could tweak things further? IBM has a new patent that may help organizations extend their green initiatives to the […]

Read more IBM patents a greener cloud

by Pedro Hernandez on November 11, 2013 · 0 comments

New Jersey, New York and surrounding states are still dealing with the devastation that Hurricane Sandy unleashed on region last year. Wrecked homes, livelihoods derailed, and in some tragic cases, lost lives… The super storm took its toll on people, businesses and vital infrastructure. Yet despite the chaos, one company not only managed to keep the lights […]

Read more Defying downtime: PEER 1 Hosting’s data center withstands Hurricane Sandy [VIDEO]

by Pedro Hernandez on August 7, 2013 · 0 comments

Happy Earth Day! Things have been kinda slow around here, mostly due to my commitments over at sites like eWEEK and Datamation and an ongoing (if glacially paced) upgrade to this blog. But it’s Earth Day, and it would be criminal for this Green IT blogger to not chime in. This year, as we face […]

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by Pedro Hernandez on April 22, 2013 · 0 comments

When will servers powered by Calxeda’s ARM-based EnergyCore SoC finally start to appear in data center racks? Soon, according to Karl Freund, the vice president of marketing for the technology startup. But you may not even realize it, and that suits the company just fine, at least in the near term. In a few short years, Calxeda […]

Read more Calxeda’s ARM-based EnergyCore SoC coming soon to a data center near you

by Pedro Hernandez on December 19, 2012 · 0 comments

Cloud services providers are making enormous strides in data center efficiency. Take, for instance, Microsoft. “Today, Microsoft delivers more than 200 online services to 1+ billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 76 markets worldwide,” posts Brian Janous, Utility Architect, Data Center Advanced Development, at the Microsoft Global Foundations Services Blog. And that takes a lot of […]

Read more Despite green advances, cloud data centers dogged by dirty diesel

by Pedro Hernandez on September 23, 2012 · 0 comments

Warmth and water… Two things that don’t fit the brisk and bone dry image of a data center. But the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with HP and Intel, are blazing new trails in IT efficiency with a novel data center cooling system based on warm water for a new high-performance computing (HPC) site […]

Read more Getting warmer… DoE’s data center cooling secret revealed

by Pedro Hernandez on September 5, 2012 · 0 comments

ARM processor-based cloud servers are big on potential, but for now, they fall a bit short on actually powering cloud services. That’s about to change, and quickly too, judging by the meteoric rise of the open source cloud platform that’s just now making the jump from x86 processors to ARM chips. First, a little background. […]

Read more OpenStack to float ARM-powered clouds

by Pedro Hernandez on July 19, 2012 · 0 comments