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Ideovitra seeks to slay PC power vampires with SensyBee smart switch

Sitting between a PC and a wall outlet, SensyBee can turn a PC off completely, potentially saving up to 50W

Ex-Facebook engineer launches startup to tackle server management

Coolan will aggregate data from all its customers and use it to provide server analytics

Apple plans two European data centers running on renewable energy

With data storage in the European Union, the company will not need to export data to the U.S. or other data protection regimes

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How a University's Data Center Overhaul Makes a Green Impact

University of Cambridge's recent data center consolidation aims to reduce the university's carbon footprint as well as centralize resources, management and monitoring.

Apple's massive solar farm could power its entire California operations

The company expects "very significant savings" from the plant in Monterey County

Power company plugs data center directly into high-voltage grid

Locating it directly on a 230-kilovolt transmission line provides abundant, high-quality power

IO splits in two, solving an identity crisis

The company expects to grow faster and attract more investors as two separate businesses

Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch

It's using lithium-ion batteries, like those in electric cars, to replace lead-acid batteries for backup power

SolarCity Plans World's Largest Solar Panel Plant in Upstate N.Y.

SolarCity, headed by Elon Musk of Tesla fame, plans to build one of the world's largest solar panel production plants on 88 acres in upstate New York.

Mesosphere Aims Twitter Clustering Tool At the Enterprise

Mesosphere has closed new funding to help it bring the open-source Mesos software to a wider audience

Solar Power to Provide HP's HQ with 20% of its Electricity

A new solar power project will provide HP's Palo Alto headquarters with 20% of its power and save it $1 million over the next 20 years.

IT Leaders Pursue Data Center Innovation to Beat the Heat

New recommendations for ideal data center temperature and humidity ranges are leading companies building data centers to pursue a variety of cooling and efficiency strategies.

U.S. School Offers First-of-a-Kind Graduate Degree in Data Center Engineering

Plenty of people have engineering degrees but not many have one specific to data centers. A university in Dallas is offering what it says will be a first-of-its-kind graduate degree in data center engineering.

HP Envisions the Holistic Data Center

Hewlett-Packard wants to help organizations save money by helping them manage their data centers

The World's Coolest, Greenest Data Centers

Data centers are taking advantage of energy saving technologies to run more efficiently in order to be kind to the environment and the bottom line.

Data Centers Play Fast and Loose with Reliability Credentials

The Uptime Institute says some data centers are getting creative with their reliability claims

Greenpeace Tips Hat to Facebook, Google for Renewable Energy Use

The environmental group says some firms may even be the vanguard for renewable energy use

Set Up Your Small Business Server Room Right the First Time

Security concerns are driving many small businesses to set up on-premises server rooms in lieu of cloud services. If you're one of those companies, follow these pointers and you'll get everything set up the right way the first time.

Why Green IT Is Good for Business

As these companies have discovered, when IT projects focus on operational efficiency, sustainability benefits usually follow.

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