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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.

Intel Partners to Expand App-level Energy Management

Intel partnered with TSO Logic to widen the availability of its data center management software

Facebook Tries Putting Spuds in Servers to Make Them More Eco-Friendly

Facebook revealed that it tried using potatoes in its servers to make them more environmentally friendly at a briefing in London.

Trashing Bans Not Reducing Office E-Waste

Upgrading your business' computers and mobile devices is essential for staying productive and keeping your data secure. But when you replace your hardware, what do you do with your castoffs? It's an important decision considering...

Data Center Innovator Ken Brill Dies At 68

Brill founded the Uptime Institute, invented the dual power supply for servers and was a spirited speaker at conferences

5 States That Offer Big Data Center Appeal

Whether it's to ameliorate disaster recovery or accommodate growth, many businesses are in the market for a new data center. These five states in the contiguous United States offer a variety of benefits, from low taxes to renewable...

7 Things You Need to Know About Hardware Disposal

From the first day that you plug in a new piece of IT hardware, the clock starts ticking toward the day when it will be pulled out of service.

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