1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. Green data center conferences for the second half of 2014 by Wendy Schuchart

      Green data center conferences for the second half of 2014 by Wendy Schuchart

      When it comes to budgeting, we all know the mantra: Use it or lose it. CIOs have the unenviable position of playing budget police with their own staff, but they also recognize that the world of the data center both never changes and is constantly changing. It’s important to make education and training a top priority for staffers who might be getting a little complacent in their roles – and the same is true of the CIO. It’s time to lock and load your 2014 training opportunities before that T&E budget gets taken away for next year.

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    2. Water power big and small by Doug Mohney

      Water power big and small by Doug Mohney

      As rain saturates my roof this afternoon, there are stories of hydropower on large and small scales floating about the Internet. Ocean currents and droplets of water offer promises and cautions for more electricity. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has been granted permission to conduct a pilot project to test turbines off the coast of Florida in the middle of the Gulf Stream, reports Al Jazeera America. The five year lease covers 1,000 acres smack in the middle of the current, a renewable clean power source that could supply the state with up to 35 percent of its electrical needs.

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      Mentions: Doug Mohney MIT
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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. Data Center Knowledge Announces Collaboration with Data Center World Orlando

      Data Center Knowledge Announces Collaboration with Data Center World Orlando

      Data Center World, the premier industry conference and expo for the data center industry, and Data Center Knowledge, the industry’s leading online source for news and analysis about the data center industry, jointly announced today a new collaborative effort. Data Center Knowledge will assist Data Center World in developing the most up-to-date educational program available during a critical period of transformative change within the industry. One such area of change is the convergence of the traditional enterprise data center with third-party data centers and cloud providers – a topic where Data Center Knowledge has deep expertise. This trend toward the hybrid data center is one of the many strategic changes requiring today’s data center professional to learn new skills.

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    2. Avere Nabs $20M to Grow Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions

      Avere Nabs $20M to Grow Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions

      To accelerate growth of its hybrid cloud storage business Avere Systems announced it has raised $20 million in a Series D funding round, led by Western Digital Capital. Avere will use the funds to continue enabling the enterprise adoption of its hybrid cloud storage solutions, as well as accelerate sales and marketing. This funding round brings the total amount invested in the company to $72 million. Previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital also participated in the latest round.

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    3. Microsoft steps closer to a greener footprint

      Microsoft steps closer to a greener footprint

      Software giant Microsoft is taking a step closer to becoming greener with its latest purchase of the 175 MW Pilot Hill Wind Project wind farm in Illinois. Robert Bernard announced the 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDF Renewable Energy on Microsoft’s Green Blog and said it will be funded in part by its proceeds from Microsoft’s carbon fee – which it announced in 2012.

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    4. Apple Data Center Energy Use Grows but Remains 100 Percent Renewable

      Apple Data Center Energy Use Grows but Remains 100 Percent Renewable

      Earlier this month, few days after news came out that Apple was going to build its third massive solar farm in North Carolina, the company released its latest environmental responsibility report, which covers its fiscal year 2013 (October 2012 through September 2013).

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    5. Microsoft Buys Entire Output of Illinois Wind Farm

      Microsoft Buys Entire Output of Illinois Wind Farm

      Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy - the entire output - of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago and will supply Microsoft's data center there through the grid.

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    6. U.S. Army Goes After Application Sprawl Before Tackling Data Center Consolidation

      U.S. Army Goes After Application Sprawl Before Tackling Data Center Consolidation

      The U.S. Army has started migrating all of its enterprise applications and systems that host them to designated core data centers as part of an ongoing consolidation effort. The migration must be complete by the end of fiscal year 2018, according to a June memo issued by Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson. The department is attempting to consolidate more than 1,100 data centers – a number that most likely includes server closets under the government’s broad definition of what constitutes a data center.

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    7. Microsoft's unconventional approach to fuel-cell tech in data centers lowers PUE

      Microsoft's unconventional approach to fuel-cell tech in data centers lowers PUE

      Fuel-cell technology might be the answer to electrical-power issues looming large on the horizon; there are companies working hard, and spending huge sums of money, trying to make it so. Apple and eBay are already online using Bloom fuel-cell technology similar to the fuel-cell servers ...

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      Mentions: Apple Facebook eBay
    8. Data Center Expansion Brings CloudFlare Within 10 Miliseconds of 95 Percent of World’s Population

      Data Center Expansion Brings CloudFlare Within 10 Miliseconds of 95 Percent of World’s Population

      Content delivery network company CloudFlare said earlier that 2014 was going to be the year of data center expansion, and it wasn’t kidding. The company is doubling its footprint in Equinix data centers to keep up with a growing customer base and web traffic passing through its network, which has seen a 400 percent increase in the last year alone. It now processes more than 300 billion page views every month for more than 1.5 million customers worldwide.

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