Archive for August 26th, 2008

Carbon economy to spur bandwidth demand surge

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Australian government’s proposed carbon ‘cap and trade’ system has the potential to radically change the telecoms industry by driving up demand, according to Brett O’Riley, CEO of Perth-based Ochre Services. As a company that operates in a region where the dominant economic drivers are carbon-intensive heavy industries such as oil and gas and natural […]

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Australian corporations unprepared for ‘cap and trade’ scheme

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments
Australian corporations unprepared for ‘cap and trade’ scheme

With the Australian government proposing to implement a carbon cap and trade policy, there is now a growing need for corporations to be aware of their carbon profile, says a senior executive from Sun Microsystems. In an exclusive interview with Green Telecom, Sun’s Asia Pacific Chief Technology Officer, Angus MacDonald says that corporations will begin […]

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Visit IBM’s green data centre – in Second Life

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Visit IBM’s green data centre – in Second Life

IBM has built a virtual green data centre inside its ‘property’ in Second Life, the virtual world created by Linden Lab. The virtual green data centre will feature IBM’s energy efficient servers and storage systems, as well as examples of green data best practices and demos of energy management, virtualization and IBM Tivoli green data […]

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IBM offers consultancy based on ‘green’ Sigma

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Big Green has taken the principles behind the Sigma Six concept for operational efficiency and applied it to help corporations implement their environmental strategy. “There’s a fundamental truth to understanding and improving any aspect of a company’s performance – if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” said Dave Lubowe, global leader of IBM’s […]

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India's Wipro signs pact with WWF

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Wipro has jumped on the green bandwagon by entering into a new pact with the India chapter of the WWF. The two organizations will collaborate in the areas of innovative IT and R&D applications for environmental sustainability. Some of the areas of joint work would be related to IT solutions as drivers for low carbon […]

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Equinix joins EPA ENERGY STAR data centre project

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Global exchange centre operator, Equinix, has joined the US EPA’s program to study the feasibility of establishing an ENERGY STAR rating program for green data centres. Equinix’s participation in the program will include the collection of 12 consecutive months of IT and data center energy use data from June 2008 through June 2009 from a […]

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US data centre to get platinum LEED rating

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

US data centre operator, Advanced Data Centres, claims to be the first company to achieve the highest rating under the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. The facility will be built on a redeveloped airforce base. Achievements as part of the rating include the capture and reuse of 100% […]

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APC debuts emission-free backup fuel cells

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APC by Schneider Electric, a systems provider of data centre power and cooling solutions, has announced a next generation full cell that offer emission-free electricity for backing up data centre facilities. APC’s next generation FCXR, which produces emission free electrical backup power using air and stored hydrogen, is available in 10 kW increments up to […]

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