From the time it enters production, Facebook's data center in Altoona, Iowa, will run exclusively on renewable energy, thanks to a wind project located less than two hours away, the social networking giant announced today.
Microsoft wants to bring power generation inside the rack, and make data centers cheaper and greener in the process. The company says it will test racks with built-in fuel cells, a move that would eliminate the need for expensive power...
Microsoft has begun purchasing renewable energy to support its data center infrastructure, signing a 20-year power purchase agreement for wind energy in Texas that will be funding in part by proceed from Microsoft’s carbon fee.
Will Iceland become a growth market for data centers? In this special report we examine Iceland's advantages and challenges as a data center destination, and provide an inside look at the power resources that are central to its ambitions.
For an industry consumed by the pursuit of electric power, Iceland presents almost the perfect profile. Iceland presents an interesting test of how far data centers will go for green energy, and the place of renewables in the site selection equation.
Bloom Energy sharpened its focus on the data center industry, and it's paying dividends. CenturyLink/Savvis is another data center that will use the natural-gas-powered fuel cells in its California facility.
Data center efficiency is a topic that is always a top-of-mind. Join us on Thursday, September 26 for a special webinar, "How Big Data Analytics Will Transform Data Center Efficiency", presented by IO lead sustainability analyst Patrick Flynn.
Which delivers the best energy efficiency: raised-floor space or a modular data center? It's a hard question to answer in a satisfying fashion without comparing apples and oranges. IO has compared the PUE performance of both models within a single...