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CDW Government surveyed over 600 government agencies to produce the 2010 Government Virtualization Report and found that most state, local and federal governments are implementing at least some form of virtualization, including server, storage and client virtualization.
Date: 07/14/2010
Type: News, Report
data center
Startups and established companies are working to make computers and data centers more energy-efficient through seven main avenues: (1) architecture and design, (2) cooling, (3) DC power, (4) monitoring and management, (5) servers and processors, (6) storage and memory, and (7) lights and sensors.
Date: 04/13/2011
Type: Article
Apple is building a new data center in Nevada that will be powered by a large, new solar array built in partnership with Nevada Energy. Apple is making efforts to power its U.S. facilities with renewable energy. The company states that all of its data centers use 100% renewable energy.
Date: 07/02/2013
Type: Blog
An ARM microprocessor made by Marvell.
In an effort to reduce the cost of cooling microprocessor chips, data centers are looking to low-power chips used in cell phones and other mobile devices. These chips can generate energy savings, but they also have less processing power, so they may only be used in specific systems or applications.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Article
A new study released today from Climate Savers Computing Initiative highlights the need for efficiency improvements in commercial and home networking technologies.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: News, Report
Clouds
According to a new report by Pike Research, the rapid growth of cloud computing could reduce energy usage in the global information technology industry by 38 percent by 2020.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: News, Report
By storing data with a third party via a cloud computing network, companies can reduce their emissions since most cloud network data centers are optimized for maximum efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
Consolidating pictures, videos, emails and documents on remote servers saves more energy than keeping them on personal computers
Date: 06/12/2013
Type: Article
Data centers require a large amount of energy and space. In 2006, Microsoft bought 75 acres of bean fields in Washington State to build a giant data center. Since then Microsoft and the local community have disputed over the data center's pollution, electricity use, and impact on the community.
Date: 09/25/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Arch Rock has developed a new data center monitoring program, which measures and relates temperature, humidity, electricity use, and fan speed to create the most energy efficient conditions.
Date: 10/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers

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