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Smart microgrids to help data centers, farm communities use locally produced power

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Installing smart microgrids can help big power consumers use energy generated locally, particularly those generated by renewable sources. According to South Dakota State University assistant professors of electrical engineering and computer science department Wei Sun and Reinaldo Tonkoski, smart power management technologies will make it possible for communities and business to use locally produced wind […]

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OptiBit develops new energy efficient fibre-based chip technology

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

OptiBit, a start up made up of three graduate students from MIT, University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a new chip technology that promises faster processors at dramatically less energy consumption. The startup won the MIT Clean Energy Prize with the patented technology. According to BetaBoston, OptiBit is attempting […]

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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

Siemens will supply 65 wind turbines and 67 transformers for the Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge). The customer for this onshore project in Indiana is Pattern Energy. With a capacity of 150 megawatts, the wind power plant will provide Amazon Web Services’ data center with eco-friendly electricity. Installation is scheduled to begin in July. Commissioning […]

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VMware, Red Hat and Microsoft currently better value than OpenStack distributions for TCO: 451 Research

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

451 Research launched its latest Cloud Price Index, the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the cost of cloud computing. For the first time in the industry, buyers have complete transparency into the complex pricing models of both public and private clouds, analysis of the total cost of ownership, and insight into the ‘golden ratios’ […]

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$20 Billion: What Microsoft Wants To Earn From Cloud Business In Fiscal Year 2018

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft aims to achieve an annual revenue amount of $20 billion from its cloud-computing business in fiscal year 2018. This means it should be able to triple its cloud revenue over a three-year period. Source: $20 Billion: What Microsoft Wants To Earn From Cloud Business In Fiscal Year 2018 : BIZ TECH : Tech Times

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Apple to fund 6 Irish RE projects, power Galway data center

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apple plans to directly fund six Irish renewable energy projects and use the electricity they generate to power its proposed data center in Galway. Source: GreentechLead | Apple to fund 6 Irish RE projects, power Galway data center

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Green House Data Joins EPA Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Green House Data, a US provider of cloud hosting, colocation and managed data centre services, said it has edged into the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 30 Tech and Telecom list of the largest green power users. The company reached 29th position by retiring 8 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually Company supports the development […]

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Why a Modern Data Center is the Key to Unlocking Your IT Potential

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Why a Modern Data Center is the Key to Unlocking Your IT Potential

Modernizing data center technologies can help agencies take advantage of cloud computing, mobility and Big Data. Source: Why a Modern Data Center is the Key to Unlocking Your IT Potential | StateTech Magazine

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Cloud Computing Trade-Offs | Tenable Network Security

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cloud computing is about trade-offs between control and scale… “If your adversaries are a cybercriminal, I bet Google can do a better job at securing your stuff than you can. If your adversary is the U.S. government, Google will respond to court orders and not tell you about it, so maybe you’re better keeping it. […]

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