1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. HP Keeps the Faith With ARM by Peter Judge

      HP Keeps the Faith With ARM by Peter Judge

      So far, ARM-based processors have been a nice idea but lacking in actual delivery. That may change from today, as HP is finally announcing actual ARM-based cartridges for its dense server system, Moonshot. The concept of ARM servers always sounded good. The ARM design is in virtually every phone and tablet in the world. It’s designed not to drain batteries, which makes it great for other low energy applications. ARM has no foundries, but licences the design to multiple processor makers, with Qualcomm shovelling out the chips as fast as it can for phones.

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    2. Data center jobs everywhere but can you fill them? By Wendy Schuchart

      Data center jobs everywhere but can you fill them? By Wendy Schuchart

      Are you ready to rebuild your data center talent in the next two years? Data center management skills will be in high demand as our appetite for data grows, making it tough to fill open recs with people who know what they’re doing, according to yesterday’s announcement from Gartner, Inc. Data center demand is rising – anyone can see that. From high performance mega computers to massive data centers in the middle of the desert, data center talent is in top demand. As the Internet of Things continues to add data points to our processing, we’ll need to scale appropriately.

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    3. Is it time to think about divesting from fossil fuels? by Doug Mohney

      Is it time to think about divesting from fossil fuels? by Doug Mohney

      The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, built on the wealth of Standard Oil, is divesting its $860 million portfolio of fossil fuels. Is it time you start looking to do the same with your data center mix? So far, about 180 institutions, including charities, religious organizations, pension funds and some local governments have decided to borrow a page from the anti-apartheid handbook of the 1980s by investing in something other than CO2-generating companies. Fossil fuels are out, cleaner investments are in. More than $50 billion in institutional group funds and about a billion of personal wealth has been moved as of September 19, 2014, according to Arabella Advisors.

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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. Colt Lights Up Second Dublin-London Network Route

      Colt Lights Up Second Dublin-London Network Route

      Colt has added a second fully operational network route from Dublin to London via Manchester. The high-bandwidth route adds additional capacity and resiliency between the two major European metros. Colt’s investment strategy is to grow existing infrastructure and create new long-distance routes to address customer demand. Dublin’s data center profile is on the rise and London is a key European hub, making a second route to Dublin for Colt a wise expansion. The announcement follows Colt’s launch of another low-latency route from Dublin to London via Birmingham.

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    2. European Data Center Startup Zenium Buys Frankfurt Site

      European Data Center Startup Zenium Buys Frankfurt Site

      Zenium Technology Partners, a new London-based data center provider, has bought a data center in Frankfurt from the Dutch design and engineering giant Imtech. Zenium has been around for only few years, and this is its second data center. Frankfurt is one of Europe’s biggest and most active data center markets, where the company now has about 54,000 square feet of live data center space and a campus with room for expansion.

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      Mentions: Europe
    3. Government Agencies Increase Cloud Spending by $222 Million Since 2012: Us Gao

      Government Agencies Increase Cloud Spending by $222 Million Since 2012: Us Gao

      Government agencies have increased their spending on cloud services by $222 million since 2012, from $307 million to $529 million, but it's still not enough, according to a report by the US Government Accountability Office on Thursday.

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    4. Meeting climate change targets in the UK

      Meeting climate change targets in the UK

      Four years ago, the process began to establish a climate change agreement (CCA) for data centers in the UK. The agreement, which enables continued sector growth, provides a reduction in CCL (climate change levy) taxes and exemption from the CRC (climate reduction commitment) in return for efficient energy consumption. Achievement of this milestone is recognition that the government understands the importance of the data center sector to the UK economy.

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      Mentions: ASHRAE CRC
    5. Google to Spend $773 Million on Dutch Data Center

      Google to Spend $773 Million on Dutch Data Center

      All right, we know that what Google does is usually groundbreaking, but in an attempt to out-Google themselves, the company broke ground yesterday on a 600-Million Euro (approximately $773 in U.S. Dollars) datacenter. The company reported that the investment in the datacenter will stretch over a four-year term, and plans to have the mother of all datacenters partially operational by the beginning of the first half of 2016, and fully functional in 2017.

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    6. Light Reading's NFV and the Data Center- Operator Keynotes, Security

      Light Reading's NFV and the Data Center- Operator Keynotes, Security

      NFV in the Data Center will be more energy efficient, according to Kolias. “It's the greenest choice for an operator,” Christos said. With many fewer hardware boxes, NFV can bring the most energy efficiency to a data center (less energy consumed and and lower cooling requirements).

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    7. Reports: Feds Raid Albuquerque Data Center

      Reports: Feds Raid Albuquerque Data Center

      Federal agents raided the data center of a small Albuquerque, New Mexico, service provider Thursday morning, according to local news reports. It is unclear why agents of the Internal Revenue Service executed a warrant on Big Byte, a family-owned business that provides colocation, disaster recovery and business continuity among other services. Big Byte offices could not be reached by phone Thursday afternoon and its representatives did not respond to an email seeking comment.

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      Mentions: IRS
    8. Telstra to Expand Into Equinix Data Centers in Australia

      Telstra to Expand Into Equinix Data Centers in Australia

      Australian telecom Telstra is expanding into Equinix’s Sydney SY3 data center and the Meblourne ME1 facility still under construction. The telco will establish a point of presence (PoP) at each site. The expansion will allow it to serve and manage more international customers coming to Australia. The PoPs also offer current Equinix customers additional network options.

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    9. High-Speed Science Network Plugs Into ByteGrid’s Maryland Data Center

      High-Speed Science Network Plugs Into ByteGrid’s Maryland Data Center

      Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a multi-state optical transport network operated by the University of Maryland, has partnered with data center provider ByteGrid on a high-speed platform for life sciences research infrastructure. MAX is establishing a terabit-capable point of presence in ByteGrid’s Silver Spring, Maryland, data center. The data center provider will integrate massive storage archives typically involving petabytes of data with high performance compute and network requirements.

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      Mentions: Amazon.com
    10. Data Centers and Cloud: A Perfect Storm

      Data Centers and Cloud: A Perfect Storm

      The cloud computing marketplace is continuing to evolve and the heavyweights are not sitting on the sidelines. As DCK noted this week, Digital Realty is partnering with Carpathia to provide hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions, and 365 Data Centers entered the cloud storage business. This is just the latest among many moves, including IBM’s purchase of SoftLayer, in the cloud infrastructure space.

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