1. Articles in category: Carbon Footprint

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    1. Project Files: Meeting Modular Data Center Demand

      Project Files: Meeting Modular Data Center Demand

      Objective: To meet the increasing demand on its data center applications, Vodacom required a solution that would allow it to quickly roll out additional facilities without the time, high cost, logistical barriers associated with new builds, or constraints of retrofitting facilities in existing buildings. Vodacom was also keen to maximize energy savings.

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    2. Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

      Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

      The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm, but as the woman in charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: The panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still greening its act. The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on fossil fuels, is now leading other technology companies in controlling its own power supply and expanding its use of renewable energy.

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    3. Redefining the data center by going green

      Redefining the data center by going green

      In today's digital world, customers expect instant access to a wide range of information with a click or tap. From downloading movies and music, checking bank and credit card balances, sending email attachments, online shopping, reading digital newspapers or magazines and posting on social media sites, an astounding amount of data is used every day.

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    4. Microsoft Announces New Wind Project To Power Data Center

      Microsoft Announces New Wind Project To Power Data Center

      Microsoft has a notable investment in renewable energy, and to that extent it announced today it will purchase 175 megawatts of wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois, which is near Chicago, as part of a 20-year agreement. The project, which is funded in part by proceeds from Microsoft’s carbon fee, is the company's largest wind investment to date.

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    5. What's happening in data center energy management

      What's happening in data center energy management

      New equipment, tools and business strategies will rein in run-away IT energy costs, the biggest operating expense in the data center. Data center energy management requires a multi-pronged approach: power-sipping hardware, tools that generate a clear depiction of energy use and expose areas where changes will pay off, and business strategies that bring in the right energy control products with the best return on investment (ROI).

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    6. Britain's Data Center Tax Break Might Offend PUE-rists by Peter Judge

      As I wrote last week, Britain now has a green tax exemption for shared (colocation) data centers. To qualify for a break that effectively cuts energy cost by ten percent, organisations have to promise to increase energy efficiency.

      Unlike other business sectors, data centers don’t have a measurable output, so industry group TechUK convinced the Department of Energy and Climate Change to determine efficiency by cutting wasted energy. They agree to measure efficiency using the industry standard: PUE (power usage effectiveness).

      Or did they?

      The details are still being worked out, but PUE-rists got a small surprise at the meeting where TechUK explained the deal, which is known as a Climate Change Agreement. As it turns out, the mechanics of the deal means it doesn’t exactly use PUE.

      To qualify for the tax break, an organisation has to use almost all its energy in the data center. That ...

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    7. British Data Centers Get a Green Tax Break

      This week, British data centers got an exemption from carbon taxes. If that sounds like a backwards step in the drive for more efficiency, you need to get the full picture. It’s about balancing business and the environment, and it’s likely to boost the public cloud and colocation industry in the UK.

      Data centers in Britain are liable to pay two carbon taxes. These are “sin taxes” (aka Pigovian taxes), designed to curb harmful activity by putting up the price - in this case the cost of greenhouse gas emissions.

      All British businesses pay the Climate Change Levy (CCL), which adds around 0.5p (8c) to the price of each kiloWatt hour (kWh) of electricity. Larger organisations, which use more than 6000 MegaWatt hour of electricity per year, also fall into the CRC energy efficiency scheme. That’s a more complicated thing, which effectively adds around 1p (16c) to ...

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    8. Distributed power generation – Is it right for your datacentre energy strategy?

      Distributed power generation – Is it right for your datacentre energy strategy?

      As datacentre complexity and size grows, enterprises are looking for greener, more energy efficient ways to power these energy-guzzling facilities. One option is using distributed generation strategy, but will this cost and energy-efficient strategy work for datacentres of all sizes and types?

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    9. Colt Expands Data Centre Capacity In UK, Germany

      Colt Expands Data Centre Capacity In UK, Germany

      n another sign of the recovering economic outlook, colocation service provider Colt has expanded two of its data centres in Europe, citing increased industry demand. Colt increased capacity at its London 3 facility, located in Welwyn Garden City north east of London. It also expanded its facility in Hamburg, Germany, adding 2MW of power to its data centre space.

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    10. Meeting the Power Challenge: Natalie Bates on Creating more Energy-efficient

      Meeting the Power Challenge: Natalie Bates on Creating more Energy-efficient

      Natalie Bates chairs the Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group (EE HPC WG). The purpose of the EE HPC WG is to drive implementation of energy conservation measures and energy efficient design in HPC. At ISC’14, Bates will chair the session titled Breaking Paradigms to Meet the Power Challenges, which will feature two presentations: the first describing why BMW moved their HPC center to Iceland and the second discussing the energy savings that can be achieved with SoC technology that integrates heterogeneous cores, NICs, stacked memory, and on-chip networks. 

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    11. Apple: climate change is real and it's a real problem

      Apple: climate change is real and it's a real problem

      Technology company claims 94% of its corporate facilities are now powered by renewable energy Related articles Kelloggs reports rise in emissions and water use Waitrose teams up with ITM Power to produce renewable fertiliser IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable Businesses urge policy makers to heed IPCC report warnings Government backs eight new renewable energy projects Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environment targets ahead of Earth day.

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    12. Apple announces big clean energy progress

      Apple announces big clean energy progress

      Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environmental targets ahead of Earth Day. The technology company, in a video narrated by CEO Tim Cook on its green initiatives and updated environment webpages, claimed that 94 percent of its corporate facilities and 100 percent of its data centers are now powered by renewable energy sources such as solar power.

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    13. Apple Shoots for 'Better'

      Apple Shoots for 'Better'

      In honor of this year's Earth Day, celebrated Tuesday, Apple is showcasing its efforts to lessen its carbon footprint and become more environmentally sustainable as part of its 'Better' Campaign. The company released new promotional material, including a video narrated by Tim Cook, that outlines its commitment to increasing energy efficiency in an effort to reduce its impact on climate change.

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    14. Achieving improved energy efficiency with green data centres

      Achieving improved energy efficiency with green data centres

      Today’s Big Data revolution has given governments and the industry the opportunity to tap the potential of their most important resource – their data. However, despite its substantial benefits, Keith Murray, Vice President for IT Business at Schneider Electric, says its impact on the environment should compel users and the industry to look for more effective ways to sustainably consume energy.

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    15. Scotland’s Biggest Data Centre Will Be The UK’s First On Fully Renewable Power

      Scotland’s Biggest Data Centre Will Be The UK’s First On Fully Renewable Power

      The first data centre in the UK entirely run from locally-generated renewable energy will open in Glenrothes, Scotland next year. Using around 8MW of electricity, it will also be Scotland’s largest data centre, the director of the company building it told TechWeekEurope.

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    16. IT Leaders Pursue Data Center Innovation to Beat the Heat

      IT Leaders Pursue Data Center Innovation to Beat the Heat

      The perennial data center quest to beat the heat has sparked a wave of innovation in enterprise computing. Densely packed computing facilities produce a lot of heat. Getting rid of it is a must for boosting the reliability of computing and communications gear. The trick is keeping things cool without running up utility bills and expanding the carbon footprint.

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    17. Can an eco-friendly colo data center really save you some green?

      Can an eco-friendly colo data center really save you some green?

      Whether it's to save money or save the planet, many companies want greener IT operations. When you outsource equipment and operations to a colocation provider, the electricity bill lands in someone else's inbox. How do you know the colo data center is truly "green?"

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    18. Will outside air cause a new set of problems for critical facilities?

      Will outside air cause a new set of problems for critical facilities?

      With recent energy prices increasing by up to 12% and future rises expected, and ongoing business sustainability peer pressure, the impetus to reduce data center energy costs along with CO2 emissions has never been greater. Introducing free cooling is becoming more popular, reducing the power demand from the air conditioning plant, and thus reducing operational costs and the data center’s carbon footprint, however, there are vital caveats to consider.

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