1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. One incredibly simple thing CIOs can do to save money in the data center By Wendy Schuchart

      One incredibly simple thing CIOs can do to save money in the data center By Wendy Schuchart

      No matter what size the business, IT infrastructure is dedicated to cutting costs as much as possible while also adding value back to the business. In larger enterprises, it becomes difficult to see the bigger picture as teams get siloed and budgets are played close to the vest. To quote George R.R. Martin, winter is coming.

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    2. Save me from Yet Another Battery Breakthrough (YABB) by Doug Mohney

      Save me from Yet Another Battery Breakthrough (YABB) by Doug Mohney

      Stanford University is the latest institute of higher education to publish a research paper promising yet another better, faster, stronger battery breakthrough; call it YABB for short. We've been having battery and fuel cell "breakthroughs" (NOT) for years, but few are shipping anything of merit. It's days like this where I think we should unplug the Internet and go back to the dusty world of print. Thanks to a press release lead pronouncing the research as achieving the " 'holy grail' of battery design," a wave of stories has rolled across the web touting how researchers created a new lithium anode that could lead to lighter, smaller batteries with more power. The potential to build a cell phone battery with double or triple the battery life is dangled out.

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    3. Mobile Phone Emissions Are Down To Industry, Not Consumers by Peter Judge

      Mobile Phone Emissions Are Down To Industry, Not Consumers by Peter Judge

      Turning off your phone charger is a good thing. But it turns out the people who can really reduce the emissions from mobile devices are the manufacturers. And eventually, data center owners will be involved. By 2019, people charging their phones will be responsible for around 13 Megatonnes of CO2 equivalent, according to a report from Juniper Research. That sounds a lot, and it is indeed the same as the current carbon footprint of a smallish country, say Jamaica or Macedonia.

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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. Huge power company Exelon to finance Bloom Energy fuel cell projects

      Huge power company Exelon to finance Bloom Energy fuel cell projects

      Fuel cell maker Bloom Energy announced an important financing deal early Tuesday morning with one of the largest power companies in the U.S. Exelon plans to fund the deployment of 21 MW worth of Bloom Energy fuel cells — which is over 100 individual fuel cell units — for two customers across 75 commercial locations. While the deal isn’t that large in terms of units, it’s interesting because it shows how Bloom Energy’s fuel cells are becoming more bankable and more compelling to power companies interested in a distributed clean power option.

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    2. How Drones And Big Data Are Creating Winds Of Change For Hurricane Forecasts

      How Drones And Big Data Are Creating Winds Of Change For Hurricane Forecasts

      As the 2014 hurricane season kicks off, forecasters have a new tool to keep people safe and provide critical data about how storms intensify. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release a pack of so-called “Coyote” drones that can capture data from the lowest part of a hurricane—a previously unseen point where the wind meets the ocean and gathers its energy. The boundary between wind and evaporating warm water dissipates at this point, with “bubble-filled ocean giving way to spray-filled atmosphere,” Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told the Wall Street Journal.

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    3. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 25th

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 25th

      Here's a look at some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge for the week of July 25th: From 112 Servers to $5B Spent on Google Data Centers Per Quarter; Lessons Of the Newark Data Center Cogeneration Project Fiasco; Private Microsoft Azure Connect Available in More Equinix Locations; Photo Tour: CenturyLink and IO Light Up Phoenix Data Center; Rackspace to Use Another Texas Mall as Office Real Estate

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    4. GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      GE Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough, Starts Pilot Production

      General Electric has developed a way to convert natural gas using a combination of fuel cell and an engine, an approach it hopes will finally result in broad adoption of stationary fuel cells. The industrial giant's research arm on Tuesday disclosed details on its solid-oxide fuel cell research efforts and said it has started a pilot line at a factory in upstate New York to manufacture the generators. As first reported here last year, GE has achieved relatively high efficiency by coupling two generators and hopes to bring down costs by using cheaper materials.

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    5. Equinix Buys Rest of Brazil Data Center Provider ALOG

      Equinix Buys Rest of Brazil Data Center Provider ALOG

      Equinix has bought the remaining half of ALOG Data Centers do Brazil for $225 million. The U.S. colocation giant acquired a majority stake in ALOG together with Riverwood Capital in April 2011, Equinix holding a 53 percent ownership of the company. Today, Equinix announced it now owns 100 percent of the company, which gives it an instant home base for a growing play in the Brazil data center market and Latin America in general.

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    6. QTS Reports Strong Sales Momentum in Upcoming Dallas Data Center

      QTS Reports Strong Sales Momentum in Upcoming Dallas Data Center

      QTS Realty Trust has pre-sold about 26,000 square feet of space in its Dallas-Fort Worth data center ahead of launch, expected this quarter. Construction began in late 2013. QTS has been on a mission to diversify its clientele beyond its sizable Atlanta position, and early success in the Dallas market indicates that it has hit the ground running in that market.

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    7. Vantage: Changing Along With the Wholesale Market

      Vantage: Changing Along With the Wholesale Market

      Wholesale data center providers are increasingly offering smaller chunks of space and are getting more involved with customers and their infrastructure needs. The latest example is Vantage Data Centers, which has been working closely with customers in a variety of ways, from providing remote hands to helping them increase energy and capital efficiency. The company is increasingly working with sub-1-megawatt customers that have the potential to grow into a typical wholesale space. We caught up with Vantage COO Chris Yetman recently to talk about the changing relationship between wholesale providers and their customers.

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