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Euroserver Project Targets Green Datacenters

Euroserver Project Targets Green Datacenters

A European “green computing” effort is taking a new approach to datacenter scaling while attempting to rein ...

Cloud Services Reshaping Datacenter Build Outs

Cloud Services Reshaping Datacenter Build Outs

As global datacenter construction peaks over the next several years, “mega datacenters” are emerging as the primary ...

Wyoming Waste Powers Microsoft Datacenter

Wyoming Waste Powers Microsoft Datacenter

As efforts to make datacenters more energy efficient hit a wall, Microsoft is taking a new approach: ...

Business Growth, Storage Drive Datacenter Expansion

Business Growth, Storage Drive Datacenter Expansion

Most medium-sized enterprises surveyed in a datacenter demand study said they intend to go with a mix ...

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November 20, 2014(0)
A European “green computing” effort is taking a new approach to datacenter scaling while attempting to rein in IT equipment density and energy consumption. The Euroserver project that includes European electronics heavyweights such as ARM Ltd. and STMicroelectronics is pursuing a next-generation “micro-server” or “server on a chip.” By shrinking the size of future server components, the argument goes, ... Full article
November 12, 2014(1)
As global datacenter construction peaks over the next several years, “mega datacenters” are emerging as the primary server location for colocation and cloud service providers, a new industry survey concludes. Hence, International Data Corp. reported this week, while the number of datacenters being built through 2017 is expected to decline, cloud services that are taking a bite out of ...
November 6, 2014(1)
As efforts to make datacenters more energy efficient hit a wall, Microsoft is taking a new approach: using methane biogas from an adjacent wastewater treatment facility along with fuel cell technology to move a prototype datacenter in Wyoming off the grid. Microsoft teamed with the Energy Management unit of German engineering giant Siemens and state officials in Wyoming to ...
October 24, 2014(0)
Most medium-sized enterprises surveyed in a datacenter demand study said they intend to go with a mix of on-premise, outsourced, co-located, hosted and cloud-based IT operations. The survey also found that storage growth prompted by a business uptick was driving demand for datacenter capacity. Meanwhile, considerations like energy efficiency continue to take a backseat to datacenter connectivity and resilience, ...
October 17, 2014(0)
Everybody likes a good deal, but here’s a marketing pitch we hadn’t heard before: Increasing energy efficiency in datacenters also improves “company morale.” That’s one of the arguments made in a recent case study released by a company that outfits datacenters, Chatsworth Products. The study describes the experiences of a St. Louis-based datacenter colocation provider, Hostirian. Like most datacenter ...
October 15, 2014(2)
A healthy debate is gathering steam over how cloud providers will find new ways to power datacenters that are sure to demand more energy as computing and storage requirements soar with enterprise adoption of clouds and the emerging Internet of Things. Datacenters are now a fixture on corporate campuses and suburban commercial zones. Along a stretch of toll road ...
October 14, 2014(0)
In most cases, saying the datacenter is hot is a bad thing, but not so when talking about the financial results of chip maker Intel. The company just reported its financial results for the third quarter, kicking off the tech earnings roll call, and the news was better than expected and sales of processors, chipsets, and motherboards in the ...
October 10, 2014(1)
Here’s the reality when it comes to datacenter energy consumption: If the cloud industry were a country, according to a recent study, it would be the fifth largest energy consumer in the world. The survey of datacenter energy consumption has a definite slant: It was funded by the National Mining Association and something called the American Coalition for Clean ...
October 2, 2014(0)
The federal government, in its wisdom, has been trying to consolidate its hodgepodge network of datacenters. The goal is to gain efficiencies in the government operations and, more importantly, save taxpayer money. A pair of reports by the U.S. Government Accountability Office provides a decidedly mixed picture of consolidation efforts as well as federal spending on cloud computing. An ...
September 25, 2014(0)
It’s the end of the federal government’s fiscal year, and that means government agencies will go on a use-it-or-lose-it spending spree before midnight on Sept. 30. Much of that last minute spending will go toward IT contracts that, according to researchers, frequently turn out badly. A study co-authored by a former U.S. budget official and a Stanford University economist ...
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