1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. Green Data Center operators need to get louder in 2015 by Doug Mohney

      Green Data Center operators need to get louder in 2015 by Doug Mohney

      I'd like to see green data center operators stand up and be counted in 2015, both figuratively and literally. Maybe I can finally get St. Patrick's day co-opted into Green Data Center day. Join with me! March 17 is four months away, plenty of time to start plotting and planning press releases and tie-ins with the local pub.

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    2. Green Data Center gift guide for techies by Wendy Schuchart

      Green Data Center gift guide for techies by Wendy Schuchart

      It’s that time of year again – time for smart CIOs to start making their lists and checking them twice. The holidays are always a rush – end of year projects are stacking up, along with a crunch for staffers to burn through their vacation. But in a season that’s often criticized for mass consumerism and over consumption of goods, let’s take a kinder, gentler look at ways that the green data center values can extend into the giving season. We’ve rounded up some of the hottest green gift ideas for techies that fit right into the green CIO’s aesthetic – and there’s something for every budget!

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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. Capturing Carbon as a Byproduct of Running a Fuel Cell

      Capturing Carbon as a Byproduct of Running a Fuel Cell

      The more that engineers look, the more they find unexpected ways to capture carbon dioxide, a gas that scientists say threatens global climate stability. Until now, most efforts to capture carbon have been expensive, in dollars and in energy. A coal-fired power plant that grabbed carbon before it escaped into the atmosphere would lose an enormous portion of its energy output in the process.

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    2. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of December 12th

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of December 12th

      Here's a look at some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge this week: Rise of Direct Liquid Cooling in Data Centers Likely Inevitable; Data Center Power: Phoenix Utility Wants to Ax the Generator; Microsoft’s Government Cloud Comes Online; OVH Raises $327M to Build Data Centers, Grow OVH Cloud; CenturyLink Acquires Cloud DR Provider DataGardens

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    3. Reducing Energy Consumption and Cost in the Data Center

      Reducing Energy Consumption and Cost in the Data Center

      It is probably safe to say that most data center managers are dealing with the challenge of increasing data growth and limited IT resources and budgets. With “save everything forever” strategies becoming more prevalent for many organizations, the strain on IT resources will only get worse over time.

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    4. Mesosphere Turns Data Center into One Huge Computer

      Mesosphere Turns Data Center into One Huge Computer

      Mesosphere stands to make a major impact in the data center. The company formally launched its Data Center Operating System (DCOS) into early access earlier this week and plans public launch in the first half of 2015. It also recently raised more than $36 million in a Series B funding round, which the company will use to build out its engineering and sales teams even further.

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      Mentions: Google
    5. The Practicality of Floating Data Centers

      The Practicality of Floating Data Centers

      Could floating data centers help keep data center infrastructures cool using the water available from the seas below. It’s a whacky thought that’s starting to get some serious consideration from some of the world top data center designers. It’s no secret that the Earth is covered by 75% water and water is commonly used to cool equipment in data centers.

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      Mentions: Google
    6. 10 Things Data Center Operators Should Do Before a Storm

      10 Things Data Center Operators Should Do Before a Storm

      As residents of San Francisco Bay Area brace themselves for torrential rain and hurricane-strength winds forecasted to descend on the region early Thursday morning, data center operators around the region have taken extra precautionary measures to ensure safety of their staff and data center uptime. PG&E and Silicon Valley Power, electrical utilities that serve the region, have both said the storm may cause power outages.

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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.