1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. Going green - the security spin-off by Peter Judge

      Going green - the security spin-off by Peter Judge

      The IT equipment in your data center might be completely secure and reliable, but it could still be vulnerable to attack - through its power sources and cooling systems. The idea of attack through embedded systems is not new. In 2010 it hit the headlines thanks to the Stuxnet malware which, it emerged, had been engineered to attack Iranian nuclear facilities through their industrial control systems.

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      Mentions: Peter Judge
    2. Breaking down siloes in your data center By Wendy Schuchart

      Breaking down siloes in your data center By Wendy Schuchart

      We’ve all heard the adage about too many cooks spoiling the pot – and in a larger organization (or even a smaller one) there may be many individuals playing inside the data center. We assumed that there would be an industry standard for who might own the actually data center networking and cabling – and we were wrong. It turns out that what might look good on paper actually is a larger problem.

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      Mentions: Wendy Schuchart
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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. CenturyLink fuels data centre with natural gas

      CenturyLink fuels data centre with natural gas

      CenturyLink has bought a 500kW on-site power generation plant from Bloom Energy to power an expansion of its data centre in Irvine, California. Both the expansion of the facility and the deployment of the energy station to power the data centre have now been completed and are due to be commissioned this month.

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    2. Intel Q1 2015 Earnings: PC Business Decline Continues, But Offset By Data Center Growth

      Intel Q1 2015 Earnings: PC Business Decline Continues, But Offset By Data Center Growth

      In its first quarter earnings for 2015 released today, chipmaking giant Intel reported that it missed revenue forecasts a bit, coming in at $12.78 billion, versus the $12.9 billion analysts were forecasting. Revenue growth was nearly flat for Intel. In the same quarter last year, Intel reported $12.76 billion in revenue.

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    3. CenturyLink Uses Natural Gas to Power Data Center

      CenturyLink Uses Natural Gas to Power Data Center

      Fuel cells that run on natural gas continue to make their way into the data center market. Following several major web-scale data center deployments, Sunnyvale, California-based Bloom Energy has sold a 500kW on-site power generation plant to CenturyLink, which has deployed it to power an expansion of its data center in Southern California.

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    4. Aluminum Battery: Lithium-Ion Rival?

      Aluminum Battery: Lithium-Ion Rival?

      A new battery developed by researchers at Stanford University offers fast recharges that have less of a negative impact on battery life compared with lithium-ion batteries. The lack of a good energy-storage medium is one of the greatest limiters on technology today: low power capacity, slow recharge, high cost and physical hazards greatly reduce the range of choices for use in the power grid, for instance.

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    5. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 10th

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 10th

      For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week: Amazon Wants to Replace the Enterprise Data Center; Veeam Quietly Builds ‘$1B Unicorn’ in Backup and Recovery; Etsy Owes Data Center Efficiency to Facebook’s Open Source VM; IIX Buys IX-Reach, Brings Software Defined Interconnection to 150 PoPs; Juniper’s Server on Switch to Accelerate Electronic Trading

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    1. (6 articles) Peter Judge
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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.