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Big cloud names, White House launch climate impact planning tool

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new initiative launched by the White House, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the World Resources Institute has unveiled the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness to help corporations make long-term plans to cope with climate change. The initiative will tapped into big data analytics in an open-source platform to give interested parties access to climate data […]

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Flexenclosure guest post: The Economics of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guest post by Tomas Rahkonen, Chief Technology Officer & Vice President eCentre, Flexenclosure Power usage effectiveness, PUE, has been an important metric in the data centre world for some time now.  Companies running data centre facilities typically strive for the lowest PUE they can achieve in order to reduce their operating costs and promote their […]

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IDC lists 3 smart city trends to expect in 2016

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Predictions from research firm IDC revealed three particularly interesting trends emerging around the smart cities movement. According to IDC research director of the global Smart Cities Strategies program Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, in 2016, look for growing adoption and awareness of the smart city concept by an expanding set of government leaders. “Not only does IDC […]

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Amazon to boost renewable energy capacity to 1.6MWh

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Amazon Web Services have announced its 4th renewable energy project, a 100MW wind farm in Ohio that is expected to generate 320,000MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes. When it comes online in 2017, the new wind farm will bring Amazon’s total renewable energy generation capacity to 1.6MWh per […]

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IEEE pegs five core “smart cities” for R&D projects

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The IEEE is taking on the smart city challenge, naming five initial cities for initial research and development projects. The five cities are Guadalajara, Mexico; Wuxi, China; Trento, Italy; Casablanca, Morocco; and Kansas City, Mo. in the US. The message was delivered by IEEE Smart City Initiative chair Gilles Betis at the IEEE’s first Smart […]

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Virtualisation leads green IT spend: Kable Global ICT Intelligence

| August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Server virtualisation is considered to be the biggest green ICT activity by company IT departments, according to research by Kable Global ICT Intelligence. A survey by the researchers on how companies are cutting emissions revealed that 68% of IT departments are using virtualised infrastructure as way to go green. The next most popular green ICT […]

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Flexenclosure deploys over 1000 hybrid power telecom sites in Myanmar

| August 5, 2015
Flexenclosure deploys over 1000 hybrid power telecom sites in Myanmar

Swedish green ICT infrastructure maker Flexenclosure has expanded its office in Myanmar, claiming rapid deployment of its eSite hybrid power system for off-grid sites and sites with unreliable grid supplies. The eSites are part of Flexenclosure’s contribution to the government’s transformation of Myanmar’s infrastructure. According to the firm, the Myanmar government has set a mobile […]

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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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Revenue from cloud computing to reach $1 bln within 2-3 years – Nvidia

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cloud computing will require a lot of chips, and if you are Nvidia, the hope is that new applications like Big Data analytics will also require lots of graphics chips, in order to render all that data in charts and graphs. According to Reuters, Nvidia is now expected a cool US$1 billion worth of revenues […]

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Cisco expands Intercloud capabilities with Piston Cloud Computing buy – Forbes

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cisco has announced plans to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, reported Forbes. Piston is a four year old startup offering OpenStack cloud distribution and is expected to improve Cisco’s product, delivery and operational capabilities of its Intercloud services. Cisco’s interest in acquiring Piston follows its recent acquisition of private cloud provider Metacloud and should help bolster […]

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