Seven cloud-enabled data centers has been opened by a business technology solutions company CSC. The data centers are available for any size organization and are located in Newark, Delaware; Chantilly, Virginia; Denmark, Luxembourg; Chicago; Sydney; Kent Complex, UK; and Copenhagen. Full software recovery capabilities and energy optimization are some of the features of these data […]
Data centers can now earn an Energy Star certification, which requires them to be in the top 25 in energy efficiency in comparison to their competitors. A licensed professional verifies the energy performance of a a facility and should it pass, the US Environmental Protection Agency then approves a certification.
Microsoft has publicly outlined its vision for container-powered cloud services with CEO Steve Ballmer giving the technology his blessing, saying that “when it comes to cloud technology, we are all in.” Poker analogies aside, Microsoft’s plan to change the technology its data centers are built on is both impressive and forward-thinking.
Affiliated Computer Services has invested $3 million in a green data center in Telford, UK. Designed and built by IBM, 70 percent in energy costs would be saved as a result, which turns to approximately 4,200 tonnes of carbon footprint reduction.
The American government has announced that it plans to consolidate its data, currently spread across hundreds of data centers around the world, into less than 50 facilities located in the United States.
In an effort to reduce energy costs, over a thousand government data centers (the number of them tripled over the past decade) will merge into just few. An initial consolidation plan will be developed and announced by June 30. The plans will be finalized by the end of this year, December 31, with federal agencies […]
So-called “green data centers” are popping up in strategic locations all over the world as hosting companies work towards the business-friendly trinity of improved energy-efficiency, reduced emissions and the ability to market an eco-friendly service to its customers and improved standards and technologies are making it easier than ever for firms of all sizes to […]
This week’s hosting news revolved heavily around the continued expansion of many companies and their data centers around the world, accompanied by news that an Energy Star rating metric for data centers is very close to completion.
The $360 million Green Data Center, announced by IBM in summer 2009, was finally unveiled today. According to the company, it consumes half the energy of a typical DC. The new green data center is located at the Research Triangle Park campus in North Carolina. IBM operates a total of over 450 data centers around […]
By applying a Virtual Facility simulation method, Cisco has reportedly saved more than $100,000 on its energy bill in its San Jose Campus in 2009. The total bill of the company in its San Jose offices is $1.4 million, $660,000 of which represent the cooling energy cost.