Global IT services corporation Atos reports offsetting 100% of their worldwide 2018 carbon dioxide emissions through a dedicated wind program. The French company credits a wind farm carbon offsetting project in India managed by sustainability consultancy EcoAct.
Vigilent and Siemens have entered a reseller partnership in North America. Vigilent will provide its Dynamic Cooling Management System and Siemens will contribute its Demand Flow technology, the press release says. The companies’ combined platfform will offer thermal optimization technology aimed at data center cooling in a facility’s chiller plant ... Read more »
An energy standard for datacenters has been published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ANSI/ASHRAE 90.4-2016, “Energy Standard for Data Centers,” establishes, according to the organization, minimum energy efficiency requirements of datacenter design and construction. It also helps set standards for the operational planning and ... Read more »
There are three steps to successful consolidation of datacenters. Steve Cronin, writing at FCW, points to the need to consolidate datacenters in accordance with the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative that began in 2010. The deadline for the initiative was November, 2015. But consolidating – and doing so carefully — remains ... Read more »
Upsite Technologies’ wireless EnergyLok EMS 300 Environmental Monitoring System provides facility managers and datacenter operators with important data, according to the company. The firm says that the data from the device can optimize cooling efficiency and prevent downtime. It is scalable system that tracks a variety of variables via as ... Read more »
Lux Research took a close look at the claims being made about energy usage by owners of big datacenters and found them to be suspect. The problem is that these metrics produce results that allow companies such as Google and Amazon to make claims that do not reflect reality, according ... Read more »
Facebook said last week that it is building a data center in the small Irish village of Clonee, which is near Dublin. The story at Venture Beat says that the facility, which will be located on a 227-acre site, will be entirely powered by renewables. In July, Facebook said ... Read more »