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2007 Review: the year IT and telecoms woke up to climate change

| January 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Comment by Tony Chan 2007 was a historic year for the energy sector and its increasingly related half-sister – climate change. It was the year that Al Gore received a Nobel Peace Prize for his documentary film (and worldwide lecture tours) on the pending threat of climate change, a year when the price of oil […]

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Macquarie picks Sun servers on ‘green’ credentials

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments
Macquarie picks Sun servers on ‘green’ credentials

By Tim Marshall, Communications Day Macquarie Hosting says it awarded a $1 million supply deal to Sun Microsystems based on energy saving criteria. It claims the new equipment will drive up to 60% less energy usage compared to current systems. Macquarie managing director Aidan Tudehope says Sun’s selection followed a six months energy monitoring project […]

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Only 2.7% of energy is used for data processing in data centres

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

Despite high energy consumption by data centre installations, only a fraction of a fraction of the power goes to actually processing data inside existing facilities.

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Study confirms green data centre market potential

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

A new Symantec study of data centre trends in Global 2000 enterprises and public sector institutions have revealed widespread interest in green data centre adoption. According to the Symantec Green Data Centre report, conducted in September 2007 by Ziff Davis Enterprise, nearly three quarters of the respondents expressed interest in green data strategies, while one […]

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Panduit sees huge potential as China upgrades data centres

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

Panduit, a provider of structured cabling and data centre infrastructures, sees a huge potential market as Chinese organizations begin its next technology upgrade cycle towards more reliable and energy efficient solutions. “In the past, many Chinese companies and even multinationals operating inside China invested in low-costs equipment and facilities,” says Ning Liu, Panduit’s product, solutions […]

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Leighton’s Metronode planning major green data centre push

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

Australian datacenter operator, Metronode, has launched plans to significantly increase its data centre capacity across the country to meet an anticipated rise in demand from the business sector. Phase I of the project will see the expansion of Metronode’s existing facilities in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth bymid-2008. Phase II includes the installation of new facilities […]

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IBM wants to pay you for saving energy

| January 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

IBM launched a new initiative on 2 November that will allow its clients to trade their energy savings for cash or credit. IBM, which recently launched its “Big Green” initiative to help corporations implement more energy efficient systems for their data centres, will award IBM Efficiency Certificates to its customers who take steps to reduce […]

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