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    1. Mobile and Cloud Computing Spur Tripling of Micro Server Shipments This Year

      Mobile and Cloud Computing Spur Tripling of Micro Server Shipments This Year

      Driven by booming demand for new data center services for mobile platforms and cloud computing, shipments of micro servers are expected to more than triple this year, according to IHS iSuppli. Shipments this year of micro servers are forecast to reach 291,000 units, up 230 percent from 88,000 units in 2012. Shipments of micro servers commenced in 2011 with just 19,000 units. However, shipments by the end of 2016 will rise to some 1.2 million units.

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    2. Biomass Breathing New Life Into Coal Plants

      Biomass Breathing New Life Into Coal Plants

      Coal-burning power plants may get a new life and one that is tied to the co-firing of biomass, or wood chips, that may result in less pollution. While some are saying that this is a harbinger of things to come, others are cautioning that such technology is not only expensive but also a potential ecological hazard.

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    3. Video from the Superbowl Control Room during the outage "We Lost the A Feed"

      Video from the Superbowl Control Room during the outage "We Lost the A Feed"

      Vanity Fair has an article on the Superbowl outage that the data center crowd will enjoy. The best part is there is a video you can watch of the control room when the outage happens. The specifics discussed in the vide of what happened are: The mood in the control room begins to approach frantic only when Doug Thornton, an executive at the company that owns the Superdome, SMG, delivers some cryptic bad news that neither we nor Supovitz can understand.Thornton: “Frank, we lost the A feed.”Supovitz: “What does that mean?”Thornton: “That means that we have to do the bus time?”Supovitz: “What does that mean?”Supovitz: “That means about a 20-minute delay.”

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    4. Industry Perspective: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources for the Data

      Industry Perspective: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources for the Data

      This week, Industry Perspective asks Lisa Rhodes about the relevance of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources for data center operators. Lisa is vice president of marketing and sales for Verne Global, a data center company that owns and operates a facility in Keflavik, Iceland.

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    5. Bloom Energy Caught Paying Mexican Workers in Pesos

      Bloom Energy Caught Paying Mexican Workers in Pesos

      On Monday, Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy, which generated much buzz in early 2010 for its “Bloom Box” fuel cell generators, was fined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division for underpaying 14 Mexican nationals and compensating them in Mexican pesos. In addition to the $6,160 in civil penalties, Bloom was ordered to pay almost $32,000 in back wages and the same amount in liquidated damages to the workers, who were brought into the U.S. on visitors’ visas from their home in Chihuahua, Mexico.

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    6. U.S .renewable energy companies looking for oil & real estate tax advantages by Doug Mohney

      U.S .renewable energy companies looking for oil & real estate tax advantages by Doug Mohney

      Instead of getting specific tax breaks, the renewable energy industry is looking to leverage specific investment structures used today by the oil, gas and real estate industries to raise money. Master limited partnership (M.L.P.) and real estate investment trust (REIT) structures could help make financing renewable energy projects easier and energy cheaper, reports The New York Times. Changing the tax code is an uphill battle under any circumstance, but enabling renewable energy companies to use the structures could cut the cost of electricity they deliver by a third. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is considering allowing at least one company to form a REIT for a group of renewable energy projects -- no doubt with some encouragement from the White House.

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    7. Selling a Cloud Services Portfolio, with Stephanie Rowan of Parallels

      Selling a Cloud Services Portfolio, with Stephanie Rowan of Parallels

      February 6, 2013 -- Continuing the trend of delivering information and insight into SMB purchasing decisions and cloud services demand, Parallels senior manager of market development Stephanie Rowan delivered a talk Wednesday morning providing hosting providers and other Parallels service provider partners with some ideas around creating an effective cloud services portfolio.Keep on reading: Selling a Cloud Services Portfolio, with Stephanie Rowan of Parallels

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    8. Novel Designs Are Taking Wind Power to the Next Level

      Novel Designs Are Taking Wind Power to the Next Level

      New technology, including better control algorithms and communications, is improving the performance of wind turbines. Superficially, wind turbines haven’t changed much for decades. But they’ve gotten much smarter, and considerably bigger, and that’s helped increase the amount of electricity they can generate and lower the cost of wind power.

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    9. Microsoft's Big Data boss heads to VC, Madrona Group

      Microsoft's Big Data boss heads to VC, Madrona Group

      GigaOm posts on Microsoft's Big Data Boss going to VC, Madrona Group. Microsoft’s big data boss heads to Madrona Venture Group by Derrick Harris   1 HOUR AGO No Comments A A SUMMARY: Microsoft vet and data platform VP Ted Kummert is joining Madrona Venture Group as a venture partner. As VCs aim to boost their enterprise investments, they’re snatching up talent from big IT. Ted Kummert, a 23-year Microsoft veteran and former corporate vice president of the company’s Data Platform Group, has left Microsoft to become a partner at Madrona Venture Group. Kummert led the development of numerous data products at Microsoft, including SQL Server, Windows Azure data services and the company’s growing portfolio of big data offerings. Ted spent a bunch of time as VP of MSN operations before his stint in Biztalk and SQL. I was wondering how much longer Ted was going ...

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    10. Trends in Data Center Cooling

      Trends in Data Center Cooling

      As data centers consume more energy to meet rising demand from customers (both businesses and consumers), efficiency is becoming a greater focus. The prospect of rising energy prices and more-stringent government regulations is also driving data center operators to reduce consumption (or at least the growth thereof). Although the industry has made great strides, work still remains to reduce the energy demands of cooling.

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