1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. Now software drives data center hardware by Peter Judge

      Now software drives data center hardware by Peter Judge

      For me, there was one major message for data centers from the European edition of VMworld in Barcelona. “Software-defined”, means hardware that is tightly controlled - and not by the hardware vendors. VMware has become the key infrastructure player that everyone needs to work with, and its VMworld series is now the biggest infrastructure event. As you’d expect, the big announcements came at the US edition in August; the Barcelona event added some European news (a data center in Germany), and some detail to the big stories.

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    2. Viva la data center energy revolution By Wendy Schuchart

      Viva la data center energy revolution By Wendy Schuchart

      Never leave money on the table. That’s rule number one for negotiations and it should be rule number one for data centers. And yet. The biggest face palm moment in data centers right now is the fact that the Fed has no idea how much money it’s saving through its massive data consolidation project. Businesses could never run that way, we’d like to think, and have a good laugh at the expense of the U.S. government.

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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. Oops, Microsoft buys 2 more homes to support its Iowa Data Center expansion

      Oops, Microsoft buys 2 more homes to support its Iowa Data Center expansion

      Des Moines Register reports on Microsoft buying 2 home to support its data center expansion. Microsoft has closed in on some of the last pieces of land for its $1.1 billion data center in West Des Moines. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has purchased another two homes that sit on the future site of the "Project Alluvion" data center. Microsoft purchased one home for $405,000 and another for $275,000, according to documents recently filed with the Polk County recorder's office.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    2. Schneider Electric helps build 'the greenest data center in the world'

      Schneider Electric helps build 'the greenest data center in the world'

      European energy management specialist Schneider Electric has revealed its part in building the Green Mountain data centre at Rennesøy – a facility located in a former NATO ammunition store, deep inside a mountain, on the shores of a Norwegian fjord. This unusual site draws all of its power from renewable sources, while the servers are cooled using seawater resulting in a PUE of less than 1.2.

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      Mentions: Europe Norway Nato
    3. VMworld: VMware Expands vCloud Air With New German Data Centre

      VMworld: VMware Expands vCloud Air With New German Data Centre

      VMware is to open a new data centre in Germany as part of the ongoing expansion of vCloud Air, the service formerly known as vCloud Hybrid Cloud Services. vCloud Air allows businesses to move workloads between on premise IT and the cloud using the same VMware tools and without any additional costs or reconfiguration. It’s similar to Amazon Web Services, but with the added benefit of integration with existing virtualised environments,

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  5. Countries in the News

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  6. People in the News

    1. (5 articles) Jeff Monroe
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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.