Today: Facebook discovers that its servers can take the heat resulting in cold aisles that are anything but. Also, Feds grab Instapaper’s server; startups take aim at cloud-unfriendly relational databases; and SolidFire plans SSD arrays that it says will (paradoxically) lead to lower data storage costs. Intriguing!
All that, plus IBM’s HUGE energy savings in Today’s 10 Green IT and cleantech roundup.
Facebook: 85 Degrees in the ‘Cold’ Aisle – Data Center Knowledge
You should see how toasty the hot aisles get.
Instapaper accuses FBI of stealing data in raid – The Washington Post
Hackers are a worry, but what happens when the feds take your data while chasing some sketchy neighbors at you webhost?
Four Companies Rethink Databases for the Cloud – PC World
Companies like NimbusDB and Xeround are out to cure the cloud of the relational database’s scalability issues.
Server Virtualization Popular with Indian Enterprises – ServerWatch
One reason behind its populartity among Indian firms is less legacy baggage, Symantec finds.
Clustering SSD arrays for the Cloud – The Register
Somewhat counter-intuitively, SolidFire is using SSDs to lower cost per gigabyte. How? By combining it with thin provisioning, deduplication and good ol’ data compression.
Schneider combines data center infrastructure and facility management – DatacenterDynamics
Company aims to close the energy management gap between buildings and the IT systems they house.
IBM’s Lighting, Data Center Projects Reap $50M in Energy Savings – GreenBiz
The numbers speak for themselves.
New Bill Would Ban Some US E-Waste Exports – CIO.com
Hopes are that the Responsible Electronic Recycling Act will prohibit exporting potentially hazardous electronic waste and spark more green jobs in the U.S. by creating demand for e-waste recycling.
Green Gadget of the Week: Voltaic Spark solar iPad case – ZDNet | GreenTech Pastures
Seeing the writing on the wall, the solar backpack maker turns its attention to the white-hot tablet market.
How Sustainability is Changing Design – ReadWriteWeb
And you have tech like GPS to thank.