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Taking a logical approach to saving data centre energy

Once considered relatively inconsequential to IT management, energy costs have become more significant as the rise in consumption has been exacerbated by a steady – and in some years, substantial – increase in the cost of electricity.  Here, Emiliano Cevenini argues that managers are focussing on piecemeal reductions when what is needed a holistic approach… Read More


Data centres – putting less in but getting more out

A lot of attention is being paid to the green credentials of data centres in particular their power usage effectiveness (PUE) as a rating of how much energy is wasted – and with waste comes costs. Nick Razey advises on what is best practice in minimising inefficiency  Effectively consolidating space and power constrained legacy data… Read More


Low-tech semiconductors are about to disrupt the energy industry

A ‘Tomorrow’s World’ style article on the dependable GigaOm site from Matt Scullin, Founder & CEO of Alphabet Energy talking about a new breed of semiconductors called thermoelectrics that turn heat into electricity. They are now at a price tipping point (even lower than photovoltaic) and he believes they will emerge from government-funded projects and… Read More


Green data centre planned for Glenrothes this summer

Work is due to start on a £40m green data centre in Glenrothes this summer after AOC Group submitted a planning application for a 75,000 sq ft facility. AOC Group director Alan O’Connor says the plans have had an “extremely positive response from planners and Council officials in Fife”. He said the development will create up… Read More


2BM adds benchmark data to power monitoring software

Data centre technology leader 2bm, has enhanced its Sensorium power monitoring software with ‘real-world’ benchmarking data and other new functionality. Sensorium automated software aims to help managers gauge the facilities carbon footprint drawing on real-time data on the performance of its components including power consumption down to rack level. The software accurately tracks and monitors the… Read More



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