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Metronode plans ultra efficient data centre with 1.14 PUE

| April 20, 2012 | 1 Comment
Metronode plans ultra efficient data centre with 1.14 PUE

Metronode, the data centre operation of Australia’s Leighton group, unveiled ambitious plans to achieve PUE levels for its new Sydney and Melbourne sites that match the world’s most efficient facilities. According to Metronode GM Malcolm Roe, the two sites will deploy a containerised data centre design from UK’s BladeRoom, as well as free air cooling […]

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GreenTouch claims breakthrough in fibre energy efficiency

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments
GreenTouch claims breakthrough in fibre energy efficiency

GreenTouch, the global consortium founded by Alcatel-Lucent with the ambitious goal of developing technologies that increase the energy efficiency of information and communications network by a factor of 1,000, is claiming a major breakthrough for fibre-to-the-home network efficiency. The new technology, called Bit-Interleaved Passive Optical Network, or Bi-PON, can reduce power consumption of fibre networks […]

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Iceland data centre kicks off with two customers

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Iceland data centre kicks off with two customers

Verne Global, the company that is building a wholesale data centre in Iceland has announced its first two customers – at least ones that are willing to go public. The company announced that CCP Games and GreenQloud have now decided to host at least some of their infrastructure in its facility in Keflavik, Iceland. CCP […]

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Google’s environmental performance and the CO2 we all spend on web searches

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Google’s environmental performance and the CO2 we all spend on web searches

In the same week Google revealed the environmental profile of its Gmail service, the search engine giant also released details of its overall corporate environmental performance the year 2010. According to Google, it recorded a total of 1,457,982 metric tons of CO2 equivalent for the year 2010. This includes 11,126 metric tons of CO2e for […]

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Dell to revamp sustainability strategy in move to cloud

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Dell to revamp sustainability strategy in move to cloud

Dell Computer is looking to revamp its sustainability strategies as it moves into offering compute resources via the cloud, instead of simply selling physical servers to its customers. According to the company’s latest CSR report, it needs to update how it measures its carbon performance to align with its cloud strategy. Earlier this month, Dell […]

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Telcos, networks, ICT, to play critical roles in future smart cities – IDC

| August 21, 2011 | 1 Comment
Telcos, networks, ICT, to play critical roles in future smart cities – IDC

A new report has identified networks will be the foundation for intelligent communities in the future, and telecoms operators will play a critical role in facilitating that future. The report, “Delivering Next Generation Citizen Services” by market researchers IDC, and sponsored by Cisco Systems, concludes that the network will be the key component to more […]

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Vodafone Essar’s green efforts cut CO2 footprint by 6.3% in FY2011

| August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
Vodafone Essar’s green efforts cut CO2 footprint by 6.3% in FY2011

Indian mobile operator Vodafone Essar has released some interesting stats on its environmental performance for 2010-2011. In its report, Footprints 2010-11, the operator detailed the CO2 savings of a number of different green initiatives across its infrastructure, including optimised network operations, the use of diesel/battery hybrid sites, and green IT programs such as turning off […]

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Cloud computing can cut corporate IT emissions, but is it enough?

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
Cloud computing can cut corporate IT emissions, but is it enough?

A new study from the Carbon Disclosure Project has concluded that cloud computing can offer significant energy savings for large US companies, resulting in emissions savings by 2020 equivalent to 200 million barrels of oil, or enough power for 5.7 million cars for a year. Those figures, however, might not be enough to offset the […]

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ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

| July 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa, the ITU is calling for the inclusion of ICT into the negotiating text of the conference. While climate change is certainly gaining mindshare at the UN, the industry was effectively sidelined at the last conference in Copenhagen, prompting outspoken criticism from some of […]

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EU Commission for Climate Action calls for 20% budget spend on climate-related intiatives

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
EU Commission for Climate Action calls for 20% budget spend on climate-related intiatives

The EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard is calling for a 3x raise in ‘climate-related’ spending for the next EU budget. In a post on the EurActiv website, Hedegaard points out that the current budget only allocates around 5%-7% to climate-related projects such as wind turbines, improving grid connections, and making cities more climate friendly, […]

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