“Facebook’s decision to build its own highly-efficient data centre in Oregon that will be substantially powered by coal-fired electricity clearly underscores the relative priority for many cloud companies. The US EPA will soon be expanding its EnergyStar rating system to apply to data centres, but similarly does not factor in the fuel source being used […]
Finnish-based IT provider Academia has partnered with Helsingin Energia, one of Helsinki’s district heating network operators, to transform a former bomb shelter beneath a cathedral into a data center – part power plant. Company projects that hundreds of homes will receive the extra heat coming from the DC.
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.
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.
Other World Computing has become the first data center to be powered entirely using on-site wind turbines. The company started to use a wind turbine that measures 131-foot tall in October. The chief executive officer of the company said the decision is based on conservational benefits and future cost of energy.
Canadian web hosting provider SkGold Hosting has purchased renewable energy credits as part of its new green strategy to reduce using fossil fuels. Annually data centers consume more energy than most countries, according to the company’s estimates.
One of the biggest growing trends with web hosting providers these days is to become “green”. It is constantly seen within front web pages of many providers – “100% green” or even “300% green”. While this sounds great on the surface (and in the case of 300%, a bit odd), the reality is these […]