1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. Could your UPS save the planet? by Peter Judge

      Could your UPS save the planet? by Peter Judge

      Data center providers are looking to renewable energy as a way to clean up their act. But there are more ways to play this game - and now your UPS could be part of the deal. This week saw the first big step in Amazon’s promise to phase out fossil fuels. It also saw a data center builder, Digital Realty, offering renewable energy as a perk.

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    2. Piper Jaffray survey shows CIOs want better networking By Wendy Schuchart

      Piper Jaffray survey shows CIOs want better networking By Wendy Schuchart

      Over a third of CIOs feel the need to spiff up their data centers’ networking, according to a recent survey. About 35% of CIOs indicated that networking was the area of their data center most in need of a revamp. Meanwhile, reliance on public, private and hosted outsourced solutions continues to be a critical part of the strategy for many CIOs.

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      Mentions: Wendy Schuchart
    3. Heating your home with a computer. Uh huh. by Doug Mohney

      Heating your home with a computer.  Uh huh. by Doug Mohney

      Over the year, I've seen a number of crazy ideas.  HP was trying to convince people to move data centers to large scale industrial farms, so methane collected from cow dung could be fed into a power planet.  Co-locating data centers with liquefied natural gas plants, so you can use the heat to warm the gas or the excess cooling to cool the data center, or something like that.  But using a dedicated computer to provide space and water heating strikes me as among the most extreme idea guaranteed to fail. Or not.

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

    1. Digital Realty to Offer Tenants Free Renewable Energy Credits

      Digital Realty to Offer Tenants Free Renewable Energy Credits

      This is shaping up to be a big week for renewable energy in data centers. Following Tuesday’s announcement of a big wind power purchase agreement by Amazon Web Services, Digital Realty said it will give every customer that signs a new lease in any of its facilities around the world Renewable Energy Credits to apply to the energy their data center space consumes for the first year of their lease.

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    2. Amazon to power cloud with wind farm in Indiana

      Amazon to power cloud with wind farm in Indiana

      Following Amazon’s quiet commitment to use 100 percent clean energy for its AWS cloud, on Tuesday Amazon announced that it will support the construction and operation of a wind farm in Benton County, Indiana, which will provide power for its data centers. While Google, Facebook, and Apple have been investing in clean power for data centers for awhile, Amazon has moved more slowly and been more quiet when it comes to how it planned to incorporate clean power into its energy infrastructure mix.

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    3. Amazon Web Services Announces Wind Farm To Power Data Centres

      Amazon Web Services Announces Wind Farm To Power Data Centres

      Amazon Web Services is set to build a 150 megawatt wind farm in a US state to help the firm reach its renewable energy quotas in its future data centre operations. Dubbed the Amazon Web Services Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge), the wind farm will generate up to 500,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind power annually by January 2016. The wind farm will be located in Benton County, Indiana. AWS has teamed with Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) to support the construction.

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    4. Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

      Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

      After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, eastbound from San Luis Obispo, I honestly started to wonder where 9 million solar panels — one of the world’s largest operating solar panel farms that was built in this region — could be hiding.

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    5. GE tech guru high-fives the public cloud

      GE tech guru high-fives the public cloud

      Despite the success of Amazon Web Services, and the resources Microsoft and Google have poured into Azure and Google Cloud Platform respectively to compete with AWS, public cloud still has a bit of a perception problem. Many companies still view the use of shared, multi-tenant architectures askance — something not quite trusted for mission critical workloads.

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