1. Portugal vs. Germany vs. Ohio in Green

      The future is Portugal, the headaches are in Cleveland. Roughly a week or so ago Portugal, a country of 10.8 million people (2015 count), ran for 107 hours on all renewable sources. I suppose that made all the data centers in the country "green" by some set of metrics. Germany nearly went all-renewable on Sunday, May 15. Meanwhile, politicians in Ohio ideologically squabbled over renewable energy standards and efficiency mandates.

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    2. Balancing Energy Security, Economics for Data Centers

      With data needs continuing to accelerate, today's IT department is pressed to provide more capacity while making sure the flow of data never stops. The big risk factor for the data center of late is electricity reliability, as discussed in the "Mind the Gap: Energy Availability and the Disconnect with Data" webinar sponsored by Verne Global.

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    3. Get Ready For Data from the Sky

      Modern society is on a ramp for new information pouring out of the skies due to a boom in earth imaging and small satellite clouds. And that's even before I start adding next-generation low flying, low-latency broadband constellations starting to move from talking points to actual hardware. Data centers need to start rethinking what satellite communications actually will mean

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      Mentions: Google Doug Mohney
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  1. News From Around The Web

    1. Green Revolution Cooling launches customizable server range

      Green Revolution Cooling launches customizable server range

      liquid cooling specialist Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) has partnered with Supermicro and Gigabyte to release a range of stripped-down servers that eschew most of the features traditionally offered by large OEMs.

      The Minimus range enables customers to configure the hardware before they buy, and specify the exact components they need. According to GRC, this approach helps cut data center hardware costs in half.

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      Mentions: Google Facebook IBM
    2. Scale-Out NAS: The Key to Storage in the Hybrid Cloud

      Scale-Out NAS: The Key to Storage in the Hybrid Cloud

      Most of the world’s data centers are still using vertical scaling solutions for storage—and that’s a problem. This legacy approach to storage was not designed with today’s zettabytes of data in mind. Organizations need to store exponentially more data than ever before, and they need to do so in an affordable way that doesn’t jeopardize performance. The advent of software-defined storage makes scale-out storage solutions a real possibility.

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    3. Cooling Off Accelerated Computing

      Cooling Off Accelerated Computing

      A battle is on to claim supremacy in the next generation of computing. Alliances are forming, battle plans are being forged, and armies are amassing. The enemy, quite simply, is power. No matter what kind of computing we’re doing, from IoT edge devices to massive data center and high-performance computing (HPC) server applications, the single limiting factor is energy consumption.

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      Mentions: Intel Qualcomm IBM
    4. Five Reasons IT Should Embrace Energy Reduction Targets

      Five Reasons IT Should Embrace Energy Reduction Targets

      It’s no surprise that for IT managers, everything else takes a backseat to controlling uptime. In data centers across the globe, this creates a state of hyper-preparedness: parallel systems, creating backups for backups, running equipment at maximum power settings, and keeping excess capacity at the ready. All this preparedness comes at an added cost to companies in terms of energy consumption and operational spend.

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    5. Tech Giants Lead Campaign to Bring Renewables to Reluctant States

      Tech Giants Lead Campaign to Bring Renewables to Reluctant States

      When the news hits that a company has bought into a monster renewable energy project, chances are that company is the likes of Facebook, Microsoft or Google. Now those tech darlings are using a new vehicle to encourage other companies to do the same -- especially in places where coal power reigns supreme, like South Carolina or Kentucky.

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    6. Data Center Market Spotlight: Northern Virginia

      Data Center Market Spotlight: Northern Virginia

      Our theme this month is site selection. From electricity costs and network infrastructure to the available pool of skilled workforce, data center site selection is one of the most complicated and important business decisions a company makes. Data center location affects everything from the cost of doing business and overall company agility to the quality of user experience. 

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      Mentions: Apple Google Oracle
    7. Google gives out $500 cloud credit at I/O 2016

      Google gives out $500 cloud credit at I/O 2016

      Google’s annual I/O conference usually ends with the developers in attendance walking away with a range of valuable tech devices, ranging from smartwatches to tablets to computers. This year, however, Google has opted to gift them with cloud credit. Google I/O ended last Friday, but on Saturday the company sent out an email offering $500 in credit for their Google Cloud Platform.

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      Mentions: Amazon.com Google
    8. ZTE and Tencent build energy-efficient data centre

      ZTE and Tencent claim that their new containerised data centre has world-beating levels of energy efficiency. The collaboration between telco ZTE and internet company Tencent has delivered, they claim, a data center with an overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) level of 1.0665 (including photovoltaic gains).

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      Mentions: Uptime Institute
    9. Programmers Aren't Writing Green Code Where It's Most Needed

      Programmers Aren't Writing Green Code Where It's Most Needed

      Green software development is as it sounds. In their own words, the researchers behind the new paper, a team drawn from IBM, Google, Microsoft, and the University of Delaware, were looking specifically for answers relating to how software engineers think about battery life/energy usage when they write requirements, design, construct, test, and maintain their software.

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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.