Green DC News
December 01, 2016
While some networking pros say white-box switching is the 'next big thing,' others argue that's a myth that needs busting. As usual, enterprises must consider the business case.
November 08, 2016
Competition is surging in the colocation market, and providers are adding new features to differentiate. IT pros should look for new services around cloud connections, green energy and more.
November 02, 2015
Don't count out that old, empty department store that hasn't seen customers in a decade -- data center brownfield developments bring new life to these types of abandoned buildings.
June 23, 2015
United Airlines' award-winning greenfield data center project shows off some of the latest energy efficiency tactics and IT management possibilities.
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Corporate moves, rapid IT refreshes, virtualization initiatives and other factors affect your data center design. Use this data center planning guide for a facility that lasts. Continue Reading
Green storage is the practice of using a variety of "clean energy" storage methods and products to cut down on a data center's carbon footprint, as well as cost. Continue Reading
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Companies hoping to go green with cloud may be left feeling blue, as its energy efficiency is in question. How can enterprises make clouds a greener IT option? Continue Reading
The MGHPCC is the high-tech jewel of a western Massachusetts mill town. It stands out for its green facility and innovative cooling techniques. Take a tour of the facility and see just how advanced their design is. Continue Reading
The local climate determines which green data center cooling technologies, such as free air cooling and water economizers, will keep servers happy. Continue Reading
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Reining in energy costs is one of the top concerns for data center managers everywhere. And since power consumption represents a significant cost for organizations, data center managers need to have solutions in mind when they get called into budgetary meetings. Greening the data center -- a process that is often more about money than environmental awareness -- can be effectively pitched by managers who know the best available technologies and methods. Limiting usage can be done by investing in technology like flywheels or eco-mode UPS systems and other efficient alternatives.
With this handbook, readers will learn how these methods -- among others -- help to provide a smaller footprint while still allowing for a higher power density. This balance is essential, as cutting costs shouldn't take precedent over performance.Continue Reading
Data center energy consumption is more than a sustainability issue -- it's a major cost to the business. When proposing green IT initiatives, start at the bottom line. Continue Reading
The U.S. data center building industry is well-established, but it's literally a whole new world when companies expand IT operations internationally. Continue Reading
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Energy-efficient data centers reduce facility costs and help protect the environment, but many data centers are fabricating truths about being green. Continue Reading
Green cloud computing advice and other tips from our sister sites demonstrate how CIOs can pursue a low-energy-consumption, budget-friendly strategy. Continue Reading
A combination of renewable energy resources and geographical planning can create a sustainable data center that avoids reliance on grid power. Continue Reading