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Silver Spring Networks launchs cloud-based insight-as-a-service

| August 7, 2012 | 1 Comment
Silver Spring Networks launchs cloud-based insight-as-a-service

Silver Spring Networks, a provide of smart grid infrastructure solutions, has launched a suite of cloud-based services for utility operators. The SilverLink Cloud services provide insight-as-a-service features, including SilverLink Console, a real-time application and field network monitoring, alerts, and performance data, and Operations Center, which allow customers to easily integrate Silver Spring alerts, configuration and […]

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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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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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