Tag: GREEN DATA CENTERS

Data centers: Cooling them down

The process of establishing data centres is a tedious job, mainly because of two major challenges involved. These are, firstly, how to cool down the servers, and secondly, how to handle the heat influx from those servers. This article will address both of these issues and highlight a few innovative ways in which these problems…

Data Cloud Europe 2016 and Envirotech

This past month Envirotech attended yet another data center convention. However, this was none other than Data Cloud Europe, hosted in Monaco. The world renowned convention attracts the largest industry players from all over the world, including Norway, where Oslo Data Center Location and Invest in Norway collaborated on making Pod 41 an attraction this…

Data Centre World and Envirotech

Once you`ve been to an event such as CeBIT, you`re hooked. The same goes for Envirotech, who have decided to attend yet another international data centre convention, no more than a month after our outing to Hannover, Germany. Data Centre World in London is kicking off tomorrow, April 12th, and will host 246 exhibitors, but…

Envirotech’s Road to Recognition

As CeBIT moves on to the second day, we seeing more and more people roll in to the expo, as well as the Envirotech stand here in Hannover. Consequently, Kristian and I (Kent) are becoming increasingly busy with explaining our concept to interested parties from all over the world. Thus far we’ve spoken to everything…

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…

The Problem of Inefficient Cooling in Smaller Data Centers

A lot of the conversation about inefficiency of data centers focuses on underutilized servers. The famous splashy New York Times article in 2012 talked about poor server utilization rates and pollution from generator exhaust; we covered a Stanford study earlier this year that revealed just how wide the problem of underutilized compute is in scope….

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…

Mine in Western Norway turns into a green datacenter

Måløy (NTB): The development of a green data center in Lefdal mine in Sogn and Fjordane has begun. If everything goes according to plan, the center is in operation within a year. The construction start was marked in Oslo on Tuesday. Several international companies are already on the customer list to Lefdal Mine Data center,…

Equinix to Power All California Data Centers with Solar Power

Equinix, the world’s largest data center service provider, has contracted with SunEdison for enough solar energy to offset carbon emissions associated with energy its entire California footprint consumes, including data centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles and global headquarters in Redwood City. The company has signed a five-year power purchase agreement with SunEdison to…

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…