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Green data centre practices can reduce emissions by 13% – Pike Research

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The implementation of green data centre practices can reduce data centre emissions by 13% by 2016, says new forecasts by Pike Research. According to Pike, the widespread adoption of energy efficient data center technologies and best practices could significantly limit the growth of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from data centers over the next several […]

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UK govt expects to save £340m through G-Cloud

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The UK government is hoping to save some £340 million through the implementation of its government cloud computing initiative – dubbed simply G-Cloud. Francis Maude, UK Cabinet Office Minister, was quoted as saying on the BusinessGreen news site that G-Cloud will allow the public sector to reduce its procurement costs. Maude told the report that […]

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Australian govt to halve CO2 footprint with data centre consolidation initiative

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Australian government is looking to consolidate seven older data cntres into two – one main and one backup – facilities, a move that will save about A$5 million in power costs and halve its carbon footprint, according to a report in ITWire. The new sites will handle a host of applications and services, including […]

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Emerson Network Power now ‘dominant’ player in data centre management

| April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Given all the sensitivity surrounding monopolies and anti-competitive behaviour, not many companies would want to be dubbed ‘dominant’ these days. But if an independent third party analyst calls you that, then I guess it is ok. That’s the case with Emerson Network Power, who has been recognised by Forrester as the ‘dominant’ supplier in data […]

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NTT Com finds balance between performance and greenness at SG data centre

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
NTT Com finds balance between performance and greenness at SG data centre

NTT Communications’ new Singapore data centre is probably not the most energy efficient or green facility in its global data centre portfolio. For starters, the new site is obviously targeted at high performance computing requirements, situated next to the city’s stock exchange, and marketed towards financial firms looking for the lowest latency, and highest reliability […]

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NTT Com, Vigilent win Uptime Green Enterprise IT Award

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
NTT Com, Vigilent win Uptime Green Enterprise IT Award

NTT Communications’ US unit, NTT America, has taken many steps to green its infrastructure and systems, and that has paid off with a 2012 Green Enterprise IT Award from the Uptime Institute. The award, in recognition of NTT Com’s green data centre initiaitves, is shared with Vigilent, who provided the intelligent energy management systems to […]

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Singapore’s IDA taps 4 consortiums for green data centre innovations

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four consortiums have been selected for the Green Data Centre Innovation Challenge Call-for-Collaboration (CFC) by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). The four consortiums are led by: Equinix Singapore Pte Ltd (partnering with Synapsense LLC, and Custom Mechanical Systems LLC); Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (partnering with Nanyang Technological University); ClearManage Pte Ltd (partnering […]

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Ovum’s comment of the launch of the Google Drive

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Google officially launched its online storage service this week. Dubbed the Google Drive, the service will offer users 5GB of online storage for free, with options to upgrade that to 25GB for US2.49 per month, US$4.99 a month for 100GB, and $49.99 a month for a whopping 1TB of storage. Analyst firm Ovum however askes: […]

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Greenpeace slams coal-powered data centres

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace slams coal-powered data centres

As someone who writes about green telecommunications practices, the focus for me has always been on driving energy efficiency at increasingly power-hungry data centres, especially those powering big cloud services. Greenpeace however has highlighted another key aspect of the insatiable appetite for power from data centre – the fact that most of them are powered […]

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How Metronode built its data centre – very cool timelapse footage

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
How Metronode built its data centre – very cool timelapse footage

Here is a very cool timelapse video of how Metronode put up its data centre in Melbourne – in just 7 months. It also shows how effective the BladeRoom data halls in facilitating the construction process. According to Malcolm Roe, GM at Metronode, the facility used 21 data centre module, 14 office modules, and 7 […]

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