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    1. Will ARM Get a Cold Shoulder from Data Center Owners?

      Will ARM Get a Cold Shoulder from Data Center Owners?

      ARM server players face a simple challenge: The energy-efficiency that has been their primary focal point has long been a tough primary sell in business IT. That's partly because such "soft" solutions typically require customers to make stiff up-front capex investments in order to capture longer-term opex benefits. In addition, while "green" feels good to many, its value can change radically. 

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      Mentions: Intel Google Yahoo
    2. Feds' Data Center Reduction Requires Spending Now to Save Later

      Feds' Data Center Reduction Requires Spending Now to Save Later

      How much do federal agencies need to spend on data center consolidation investments now, in order to save money later? It could be quite a lot. The U.S. Department of Labor, for example, figures that $60 million or so will do the trick in meeting its data center consolidation goals.

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    3. MDM and the Next-Gen Green Data Center

      MDM and the Next-Gen Green Data Center
      MDM and the Next-Gen Green Data CenterE-Commerce TimesBeing green requires an end-to-end, integrated view of the data center, according to Gartner (NYSE: IT), including the building, energy efficiency, waste management, asset management, capacity management, technology architecture, support services, ...and more »
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    4. Figuring Out Your Carbon Footprint's Shoe Size

      Figuring Out Your Carbon Footprint's Shoe Size
      very technology in business uses energy and has a carbon footprint -- from the lights in the ceiling to the data center they illuminate. "Green IT can mean anything from energy-efficient products to easily recycled products," John Pflueger, principal environmental strategist at Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), told TechNewsWorld. "While data center customers have, until recently, strictly defined greenness through energy efficiency, they are now showing a lot of interest in other, related issues, such as greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption. Other green IT topics, such as materials management and waste management, are more important in the consumer and business client space."
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    5. Smart Grids for Smarter Data Centers

      Smart Grids for Smarter Data Centers
      Computer hardware gets more powerful every day, and with greater power comes a greater appetite for electricity. That's greatly increased the amount of energy needed in the data center, yet many data centers today weren't designed for modern consumption requirements. Smarter, more comprehensive energy planning tools and processes are being directed at this problem.
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    6. Putting the Data Center on an Energy Diet

      Putting the Data Center on an Energy Diet
      Producing meaningful, long-term energy savings in IT operations depends on a strategic planning and execution process. The goal is to seek out long-term gains from prudent, short-term investments, whenever possible. It makes little sense to invest piecemeal in areas that offer poor returns, when a careful cost-benefit analysis for each specific enterprise can identify the true wellsprings of IT ...
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      Mentions: Dell Microsoft Corp
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