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  • How a University's Data Center Overhaul Makes a Green Impact

    "Our IT review is a periodic way for us to look at how we're carrying out the responsibilities of IT, and how to best align IT with the work of the university. What we found was everything was fragmented and each department was doing their own thing when it came to provisioning, storage and management. Where we had a small number of racks, they weren't powered or cooled efficiently, and that was our other mission: to reduce our carbon footprint as a university by about 34 percent by the year 2020," Tasker says.

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 Feb. 15 07:24
  • Power company plugs data center directly into high-voltage grid

    A power company in Arizona is building a data center that plugs directly into its high-voltage transmission grid, a first of its kind project that could cut the cost of providing compute services and avoid the need for unsightly new power lines.

    Written by James Niccolai09 Dec. 14 07:00
  • Power company plugs data center directly into high-voltage grid

    A power company in Arizona is building a data center that plugs directly into its high-voltage transmission grid, a first of its kind project that could cut the cost of providing compute services and avoid the need for unsightly new power lines.

    Written by James Niccolai09 Dec. 14 07:00
  • How (and Why) Facebook Excels at Data Center Efficiency

    Efficiency is a priority at the core of Facebook's capability to scale, according to Jason Taylor, the company's vice president of infrastructure. There are never more than five types of servers in use at any of Facebook's data centers, located in five different regions, and no servers or infrastructure sit dormant waiting for services to launch, Taylor told analysts yesterday at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference.

    Written by Matt Kapko04 Dec. 14 06:44
  • IO splits in two, solving an identity crisis

    IO Data Centers is splitting into two companies as a way to attract investors and resolve a conflict that may have been holding back its business.

    Written by James Niccolai02 Dec. 14 23:50
  • Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch

    Matt Corddry, Facebook's director of hardware engineering, should be grateful to Tesla. Not because he drives one (he doesn't), but because the popularity of its electric cars could help Facebook take a little more cost out of running its data centers.

    Written by James Niccolai14 Nov. 14 07:50
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