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Frequently, improvements in data center energy efficiency involve virtualization, consolidation and improved management of power and cooling systems, but a growing number of voices are starting to question whether software should play a greater role in the green effort.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Blog
The European Fit4Green ICT research project is developing an energy-aware layer of plug-ins that will allow IT managers to monitor and cut data center energy use.
Date: 07/06/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
The Springfield Data Center in Massachusetts is being constructed with state of the art technologies in energy efficient data center infrastructure, sustainable building design and consolidated computer technology, which will make it one of the most efficient data centers in the country.
Date: 06/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
After months of anticipation, the EPA has finally released its Energy Star label for data centers. The label should incite competition for energy efficiency improvements, as the agency plans to award the label to only the top 25% of centers in a given industry.
Date: 06/08/2010
Type: Article
Power-hungry data centers -- despite adopting virtualization and power management techniques -- only seem to be consuming more energy than ever, judging from some of the talks at the Uptime Symposium 2010, held this week in New York.
Date: 05/21/2010
Type: News
The tech industry has been exploiting data center energy saving opportunities by retooling software to be more energy efficient.
Date: 05/04/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Local Host is completing a feasibility study to build the world’s largest green data center in an abandoned mine in Norway, utilizing the country’s hydro-electric and wind power and its supply of freezing water for efficient cooling.
Date: 04/28/2010
The Green Grid consortium, together with several global government and industry organizations in the U.S., Europe and Japan, has nearly solved a problem that has plagued IT and data center managers for quite some time — how to monitor and measure energy use in data centers.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
While information technology is a significant energy consumer with a worldwide carbon footprint comparable to that of the global aviation industry, IT is also an efficiency enabler and can be used to reduce energy needs.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers, Smart Grid
In an effort to reduce power consumed by Ethernet equipment, the Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard will implement low-power idle modes.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers

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