Green Data Center

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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. Full Story »

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


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

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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 e-waste is a growing global environmental and health issue and current trashing bans for various types of electronics don't seem to be deterring anyone.


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


Intel Will Offer 'Broadwell' SOC to Battle Calxeda, AMD

The chip will be the first SOC from Intel based on the same microarchitecture as its Xeon processors


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.


Data Center Energy Usage Gets Closer Inspection with New Software

Romonet has introduced a new version of its SaaS-based data center performance and lifecycle management software to help data centre managers detect cash-burning technologies and get more computations for their watts.


IBM Uses Big Data to Improve Dutch Flood Control

Dutch water experts have teamed up with IBM to launch a new initiative called Digital Delta, which will investigate how to use Big Data to prevent flooding.