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AT&T joins The Green Grid, reveals EPA Energy Star initiative for data centres

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
AT&T joins The Green Grid, reveals EPA Energy Star initiative for data centres

AT&T Services Inc. announced that it has joined The Green Grid while revealing it will also participate in a new program by the US Environmental Protection Agency to develop a new Energy Star rating system for data centre infrastructures. “Managing the energy we use in an efficient way is crucial to staying competitive — a […]

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Intel makes green data centre push in MoU with new regional alliance

| July 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
Intel makes green data centre push in MoU with new regional alliance

The world’s biggest computer chip maker, Intel, will share its technology and expertise in deploying green data centres with a newly formed regional alliance of data centre operators. In an unprecedented deal announced last week, four data centre operators in South East Asia have formed an alliance to offer one-stop services across their facilities in […]

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Macquarie Hosting Joins the Green Grid

| July 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Macquarie Hosting, a division of Macquarie Telecom, has joined The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing environments. Green Grid has close to 200 member companies, including 11 founding members (AMD, APC, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems and VMWare), who also […]

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Head to head challenge: Nortel targets Cisco “energy tax”

| July 23, 2008 | 0 Comments
Head to head challenge: Nortel targets Cisco “energy tax”

A war of words is brewing between Nortel and Cisco on the energy efficiency front as the two companies head towards a direct confrontation on the energy consumption characteristics of their respective product portfolios. In an unprecedented marketing move, Nortel is targeting Cisco specifically in a focused campaign that claims its rival’s equipment consumes more […]

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Singapore gets first green ICT solutions centre from HP

| July 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

HP and Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) will set up the city’s first “green” ICT solutions centre. The Centre will be located inside NYP and aims to train some 2,400 students and industry professionals on sustainable ICT solutions over the next three years. The NYP-HP Green ICT Solutions Centre is expected to serve as a platform […]

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Juniper signs ‘greenest’ data center deal

| July 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Pamela Perez, CommsDay IBM and Juniper Networks signed a five-year, data center hosting agreement where IBM will support Juniper’s global operations. IBM’s new “greenest” data center in North America, which it opened last month in Boulder, runs on an environmentally friendly solution for more scale, said Juniper’s CIO, Michele Goins. According to Goins, the […]

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Internode to go green with new Adelaide data centre

| July 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Petroc Wilton, Communications Day Internode is searching for ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the new $3 million data centre it plans to install in Adelaide. After being awarded ‘CO2-neutral’ status in a recent carbon audit, the firm is now looking at other green initiatives in Australia and abroad for examples of environmentally […]

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New IBM consultancy service to help companies go green

| July 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Former Big Blue and now Big Green, IBM, is set to unveil a new consultancy service aimed at helping its customers go green. The offering is not simply about reducing companies’ impact on the environment, but also include a whole set of metrics, from carbon management to labour practices that will increase competitive positioning, the […]

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The opposite of consolidation: IBM’s data centre in a box

| June 27, 2008 | 0 Comments
The opposite of consolidation: IBM’s data centre in a box

While the rest of the industry is moving full steamed towards data centre consolidation to reduce overheads and improve efficiency, IBM has introduced three new platforms that allow enterprise and existing data centre operators to improve their existing infrastructure without a massive migration to bigger facilities. The three new offerings, Enterprise Modular Data Centre, Portable […]

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What's green about Cisco's Data Centre 3.0

| June 24, 2008 | 0 Comments
What's green about Cisco's Data Centre 3.0

Cisco Systems new Data Centre 3.0 strategy not only comes with a new series of data centre switches that push switching capacity inside the data centre to the terabit level, but also key “pillars” that address both energy and operational efficiency. In this feature interview, Green Telecom talks to Cisco vice president and general manager […]

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