1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. Patience is good for (almost) everything - including green by Doug Mohney

      Patience is good for (almost) everything - including green by Doug Mohney

      Wall Street and Twitter are ruining our civilization. Financial traders want to make hordes of money by beating their peers on large volume trades made in a couple of milliseconds. Analysts punish companies on quarterly results that don't meet expectations, rather than taking the long view and supporting long-term investment, research and development. Meanwhile, social media gives us instant news instantly without the benefit of research, thought, and conclusion. The real world doesn't advance in milliseconds and off-the-cuff tweets.

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    2. When someone claims PUE of 1.0, is it greenwash? by Peter Judge

      When someone claims PUE of 1.0, is it greenwash? by Peter Judge

      “Say what you like, but don’t call it greenwash”. That’s what a data center CEO said to me at the Datacenter Dynamics Focus event in London, when I questioned his claim to offer a PUE of 1.0. The CEO, Nick Razey of Next Generation Data (NGD), seemed surprised at the criticism. But he had just claimed the impossible, and commentators and analysts were taking him to task. But he seemed especially stung by that word “greenwash”.

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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of November 21st

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of November 21st

      Here's a look at some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge this week: Microsoft Intros Docker Command Line Interface for Windows; AWS Docker Support is Major Leap Forward for Containers; French Web Host Builds Bare Metal ARM Server Cloud; Keystone to Turn Pa. Steel Mill Into Data Center Building; Photo Tour: New Facebook Data Center in Iowa

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    2. Amazon and Google Change Places on Going Green

      Amazon and Google Change Places on Going Green

      It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. One technology giant on the forefront of renewable energy implementation has come out on why it rolled back its research and development while another, which has been largely inactive on the sustainability front, has just announced a new goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy use.

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    3. Vantage Completes 4.5MW Data Center Expansion in Quincy

      Vantage Completes 4.5MW Data Center Expansion in Quincy

      Vantage Data Centers has completed the second phase of its Quincy, Washington, data center. An additional 4.5 megawatts brings the building’s total capacity to 6 megawatts. The build was accelerated to meet a Fortune 100 customer’s requirement, the company said without disclosing the customer’s name.

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    4. Amazon quietly commits to 100% clean energy for AWS, but gives no details

      Amazon quietly commits to 100% clean energy for AWS, but gives no details

      While some of the biggest internet companies in the world — like Google, Apple and Facebook — have been investing in clean energy to run their data centers, Amazon has mostly shied away from publicly committing to using energy like solar and wind for Amazon Web Services. But perhaps that is starting to change.

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    5. Iceotope Advances its Liquid Cooling Tech With New Design

      Iceotope Advances its Liquid Cooling Tech With New Design

      Cooling specialist Iceotope has introduced a new version of its liquid cooling solution, a design known as PetaGen that supports extreme levels of power density and energy efficiency. The new design, which was introduced at the SC14 supercomputing conference, is the culmination of a five-year journey from its debut to production-ready systems.

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    6. Amazon makes long-term renewable energy pledge

      Amazon makes long-term renewable energy pledge

      Amazon has pledged to achieve 100% renewable energy usage, after criticism from Greenpeace for being 'stuck in a dirty energy past'. This week, Amazon - on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website - has stated a 'long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for [its] global infrastructure footprint,' following a Greenpeace April report which ranked Amazon as one of the poorest performing data centre operators.

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    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.