1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. Green data centers are recycling buildings by Peter Judge

      Green data centers are recycling buildings by Peter Judge

      Buildings often get recycled, and data centers are finding their way into the strangest sites. Of course, recycling buildings is nothing new. The most impressive example I’ve seen is the Temple of Hathor at Dendera in Egypt, built 2000 years ago, on a previous temple 2000 years older than that. When it became a Christian church, the images of the goddess Hathor got turned into the Virgin Mary.

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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. Why Silicon Valley Represents Environment's Best Hopes, Worst Fears

      Why Silicon Valley Represents Environment's Best Hopes, Worst Fears

      We are at a historic time when it comes to environmental sustainability, and nowhere is that more obvious than in California’s Silicon Valley, which is experiencing both a serious multiyear drought and a vibrant sustainability economy. At the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Energy and Sustainability Summit, hosted by Oracle on June 25 at company headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, presenters emphasized the groundswell around environmental protection.

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      Mentions: Oracle
    2. Uber Buys Microsoft Data Center, Map Imaging Operation

      Uber Buys Microsoft Data Center, Map Imaging Operation

      Uber, the popular ride-sharing software company, has bought a Microsoft data center and other assets that support mapping image collection operations for Bing. San Francisco-based Uber isn’t saying much about its plans for the assets, and Microsoft explained the move simply by saying it was one of “many actions” it has been taking to focus on its core strategy.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    3. Amazon to Build Cloud Data Centers in India

      Amazon to Build Cloud Data Centers in India

      Amazon Web Services announced plans to build cloud data centers in India in 2016. Amazon already has a sizable customer base inside the country being served out of other AWS regions, but the company will build new data centers to better serve local customers with better performance, as well as to appease any data-sovereignty needs some organizations may have. India is a key growth market with a healthy appetite for cloud services, according to a recent report.

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    4. Net Data Centers Selling New Jersey, Virginia Data Centers to Exit Bankruptcy

      Net Data Centers Selling New Jersey, Virginia Data Centers to Exit Bankruptcy

      Data center services provider Net Data Centers is selling its New Jersey and Northern Virginia data centers as part of a global plan to exit bankruptcy. The company retained investment banking firm Three Twenty-One Capital Partners to help with the sale of its East Coast operations and is now actively seeking potential buyers. The East Coast business includes one data center in Piscataway, New Jersey, and three Northern Virginia data centers: two in Ashburn and one in Reston.

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    5. Data Center Power & Water Consumption

      Data Center Power & Water Consumption

      I’m Interested in data center resource consumption in general and power is a significant component of overall operating cost and also has impact on the environment so, naturally, it gets most of the focus when discussing data center resource consumption. As with all real issues, there is always a bit of hyperbole and some outright confusion in some of the reports focused on resource consumption.

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    6. CyrusOne Kicks Off Third Massive Phoenix Data Center

      CyrusOne Kicks Off Third Massive Phoenix Data Center

      CyrusOne announced it has started construction of a third building on its massive campus in Chandler, a Phoenix suburb, in a sign of strong demand in the Phoenix data center market. Carrollton, Texas-based CyrusOne, entered the Phoenix market around the same time its previous owner Cincinnati Bell spun it off through a public offering more than two years ago.

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    7. OneNeck IT Opens $20M Colorado Data Center

      OneNeck IT Opens $20M Colorado Data Center

      OneNeck IT Solutions opened the first phase of its $20 million Denver-area colocation and managed services facility, the company’s first Colorado data center and ninth in the US. The initial footprint is 35,000 square feet, with the overall project designed for up to five phases totaling 160,000 square feet. The data center is located near the Denver Tech Center, a business and economic trading center in the southeastern portion of the wider Denver metro.

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      Mentions: Uptime Institute
    8. Navajo-Owned Data Center Offers Way to Diversify Tribe’s Revenue Base Beyond Casinos

      Navajo-Owned Data Center Offers Way to Diversify Tribe’s Revenue Base Beyond Casinos

      Shattering the stereotypical association of Native Americans with the casino business, an IT services company owned by the Navajo Nation has launched a data center in New Mexico. The facility is an opportunity to further differentiate the country’s largest federally recognized tribe’s source of revenue beyond casinos and to entice Navajo youth to stay on the reservation. “This venture is an attempt to diversify the portfolio and not focus largely on casinos,” Don Cox, CIO of Nova Corp., said.

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    9. Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: June 26th

      Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: June 26th

      A recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. First Wholesale Data Center Suite Opens at Dallas Infomart – The Dallas Infomart is one of the most important interconnection buildings in the south, providing access to an array of carriers for connectivity within the US or into Latin America.

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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.