1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. Green data centers go carbon negative By Wendy Schuchart

      Green data centers go carbon negative By Wendy Schuchart

      We’ve all heard about those super green data centers that are 100% carbon neutral. Apple just announced last month that it’s building another two data centers in Denmark and Ireland, again driving the company’s promise to use 100% renewable energy for global data centers. But one new data center promises to make even Apple and Facebook’s efforts look like slackers. It’s one thing to not harm the planet – but what if you could actually improve the environment through a data center?

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    2. Battery wars a'coming by Doug Mohney

      Battery wars a'coming by Doug Mohney

      Are the days of the lead-acid battery finally coming to an end? Certainly, there's a lot of noise about lithium-ion these days for small to mid-sized applications while flow batteries want to be loved on a larger scale. I'm kinda-sorta hopeful that the traditional UPS will be supplanted by other options over the next decade or so, especially since the whole super-duper ultracapacitor battery that was supposed to save lead acid hasn't arrived.

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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. Thailand Plans £800m National Data Centre

      Thailand Plans £800m National Data Centre

      2016 data centre opening to boost digital economy and drive Internet usage, will be funded by private sector The Thai government has revealed plans to build a national data centre which will cost the country up to £805 million. According to Deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula the build will be part of the government’s digital economy initiative, a program started to help Thai citizens gain better access to the Internet.

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      Mentions: Gartner NTT Frost
    2. Redefining the Data Center By @Automic | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

      Redefining the Data Center By @Automic | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

      Infrastructure service cloud technology is proving as popular as flowers in the Spring. Recent research reveals that the Global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Market will post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42.9% from 2015-2019. Indeed, many believe the shift induced by IaaS is so seismic it can be compared to the introduction of an independent power grid, which led to the detachment of power production from its location of use and replaced co-located power generators with central power plants.

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      Mentions: Amazon.com IBM
    3. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of March 20th

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of March 20th

      Here are some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge this week: CenturyLink Lights up First Cloud Data Center in Asia; Equinix Rolls Out Global Cloud Channel Partner Program; Security Breaches, Data Loss, Outages: The Bad Side of Cloud; Disaggregation Comes to Facebook Network… and Anyone Else’s; VMware Announces General Availability Of vSphere 6

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    4. UK Government Forms Data Center Business With Ark

      UK Government Forms Data Center Business With Ark

      Taking an unorthodox approach to the problem of public-sector overspending on data center capacity, the U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office, called the Cabinet Office, formed a joint venture with a private data center builder and operator, which will provide data center services to government agencies. The Cabinet Office and Ark Data Centers (its JV partner) announced the deal Thursday.

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      Mentions: Europe
    5. New Singapore Data Center Equinix’s Largest in Asia

      New Singapore Data Center Equinix’s Largest in Asia

      Equinix has brought online its third data center in Singapore – the company’s largest to date in the Asia Pacific region. European telecommunications giant Orange and U.S. cloud and hosting service provider Datapipe became the data center’s first two tenants, according to Equinix, a Redwood City, California-based colocation provider.

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    6. The three toughest data center challenges for CIOs in 2015 By Wendy Schuchart

      The three toughest data center challenges for CIOs in 2015 By Wendy Schuchart

      Pain points. We’ve all got them. The data center industry is in a state of extreme flux -- and the CIO is caught right in the middle. I sat down with three data center analysts to pick their brain about the biggest pain points for CIOs in the data center – and how CIOs can optimize those challenges for the better of the organization.

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    7. DataBank’s Minnesota Data Center Design Tier III Certified

      DataBank’s Minnesota Data Center Design Tier III Certified

      Uptime Institute awarded DataBank with Tier III design documents certification for a 20-megawatt Minnesota data center currently under construction. The Dallas-based company has been working closely with Uptime from the early stages of the project to ensure that the data center in Eagan upheld the standards necessary for certification.

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  7. About the Editor

    Lisa Rhodes is Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Verne Global. Lisa is responsible for all aspects of customer interaction, marketing, and public relations. Over the past twenty years, she has held senior sales and operations roles in several global information and communications companies.