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Envirotech and CeBIT – First Impressions

Envirotech and CeBIT – First impressions An early rise with high expectations describes a beautiful Monday morning in Hannover as we start moving towards CeBIT. Though a location with its own train stop should set certain expectations about size, nothing could prepare us for the immense infrastructure we were about to enter. Our check-in was…

Norway can become the world greenest computer storage

With the correct involvement from the Norwegian government, Norway could become the world’s greenest computer storage.  The Nordic power surplus is continuing to rise. Towards 2020 there will be a total surplus of 28,4 TWh of renewable energy available within the Norwegian/Swedish  power market. In order to be able to harness this climate effect we need to…

Data Center Water Use Moves to the Forefront

“Water is tomorrow’s big problem. The water consumption (in data centers) is super embarrassing. It just doesn’t feel responsible. We need designs that stop using water.”Amazon’s James Hamilton, 2009   Three years after Hamilton’s critique, the largest data center operators have made significant strides in slashing their water use, and the industry has developed metrics…

Cleaning Up Data Center Power is Dirty Work

The tech sector’s investment in renewables is on the rise, growing faster than any other sector’s, and some of the biggest investments are in connection with massive data center projects. Just this month, Facebook announced a 200 MW wind-power contract for its upcoming Texas data center, and Amazon said it had invested in a wind…

8 cleanest and greenest data centres in the world

With the technology industry responsible for a substantial portion of global emissions, the Cupertino-based firm is one of many keen to boost their ‘green’ credentials by ditching fossil fuels and creating more efficient infrastructure. Here are 8 of the greenest data centres across the world…   Apple Apple’s two new sites are set to go live…