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Wireless networks cast huge shadow on cloud energy usage

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wireless networks cast huge shadow on cloud energy usage

Originally published on Communications Day The industry’s focus on data centres as the main producers of carbon dioxide emissions in the ICT sector misses the point, according to a new white paper by the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications at the University of Melbourne. According to ‘The Power of Wireless Cloud’ report, access networks and […]

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99% of the world not connected to the Internet – Cisco

| December 19, 2012 | 1 Comment
99% of the world not connected to the Internet – Cisco

Cisco has launched a new marketing campaign and corporate slogan that says 99% of the world is still not online. The new campaign is based on the concept of the Internet of Everything, where not just people, but things will be connected to the global network, allowing for a new generation of services. “It’s easy […]

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Flexenclosure expands to Central Asia

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Swedish power systems specialist for telecom infrastructure Flexenclosure has opened its four office this year, this time in Islamabad, Pakistan. According to the company, it has seen good traction in Africa and Asia for its eSite mobile site power management solution as well as its eCentre modular data centre solution. The new office in Islamabad, […]

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Huawei intros virtual desktop infrastructure in-a-box

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

One way to reduce energy consumption in the enterprise is to minimise the use of desktop PCs. And one way to do that is to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that work on the cloud rather than storing and running applications and data from the cloud. That’s the kind of solutions that Huawei has brought […]

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Customers need to adjust demands to achieve sustainability

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Customers need to adjust demands to achieve sustainability

Customers can play a key role in enabling sustainability practices by adjusting their requirements from their vendors, says Equinix. In a blog post, Equinix notes that current customer requirements are based on legacy performance criteria, which makes it difficult for even the greenest vendors to make further inroads for sustainability. According to Equinix, technology advances […]

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Facebook says new Prineville, Oregon data centre now at 1.08 PUE

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Facebook says new Prineville, Oregon data centre now at 1.08 PUE

Facebook’s new Prineville Data Centre in Oregon now has a PUE of 1.08, as compared to the EPA standard of 1.5 PUE for state-of-the-art data centres, the company said. According to a manager of the facility, Ken Patchett, the site is now 72% more efficient than typical data centres out there, which gives Facebook more […]

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Metronode scores A$182m govt data centre contract

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Australia’s Metronode, a subsidiary of Leighton Contractors, has signed a A$182 million contract with the New South Wales Government under the Data Centre Reform project for the provision of two managed data centres in NSW. This significant contract will see Metronode build two new large-scale energy efficient data centres in NSW – one located in […]

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How Apple will get 100% renewable power for its Maiden data centre

| May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
How Apple will get 100% renewable power for its Maiden data centre

There are arguably many ways to get to 100% green power for a data centre. You can put it where all the power generated is green, such as in Iceland. Or you can buy RECs, renewable energy certificates, to offset all the electricity you get from the traditional grid. But Apple has embarked on an […]

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Google’s ‘story of SEND’: or how Gmail works and Google’s efficiency efforts

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check out this video on how Google processes emails on the Gmail service and how they minimise the company’s impact on the environment through energy efficiency and renewable power.

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Fujitsu launches upgraded green data centre in Melbourne

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fujitsu launches upgraded green data centre in Melbourne

Fujitsu Australia has opened an new A$60 million data centre in Melbourne with an emphasis on environmental sustainability, and of course, performance. The $60 million investment by Fujitsu focused on security, connectivity and availability enhancements to provide its 2,000 Australian enterprise and government customers with increased access to secure hosting services, the company said. Fujitsu […]

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