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Digital Realty wins U.S. efficiency rating and commits to solar
In a time where the environmental impact of data centres is under the spotlight, Digital Realty has just announced a new sustainability achievement.
21 Dec 18
Report: Bulk of data centre managers don’t care about environment
This week Supermicro released its first annual report detailing the environmental impact of today’s cloud-scale data centres.
21 Dec 18
Google says ‘circular economy’ needed for data centres
Google's Sustainability Officer believes major changes are critical in data centres to emulate the cyclical life of nature.
11 Dec 18
DigiPlex’s data centre heat reuse system wins award
Its solution to reuse heat to warm thousands of local homes took out the accolade at the recent 2018 Energy Awards.
11 Dec 18
Equinix investing in new green Helsinki data centre
Less than a fortnight after announcing the build of a new flagship data centre in London, Equinix has revealed it’s building another facility in Helsinki, Finland.
03 Dec 18
Vertiv launches IT testing lab in Poland data centre
This facility is the first of its kind in the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE) and will enable clients to test environments to improve energy efficiency.
27 Nov 18
Green Mountain expands hydro-powered Norway data centre
Despite its cool climate – or rather because of it – the Nordics are hot real estate for data centres at the moment.
23 Nov 18
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
15 Nov 18
Digital Realty claims sustainability award at REITworld 2018
The company took home the National Association of Real Estate Investments Trust (Nareit) data centre ‘Leader in the Light’ award for the second consecutive year.
12 Nov 18
Fujitsu providing servers for data centre inside a wind turbine
"There is plenty of space inside many wind turbine towers for IT and infrastructure equipment, enabling the low-emissions distributed data centres of the future."
08 Nov 18
EcoDataCenter acquired, aims to consolidate Nordic market
The company hopes to create a distinct environmental profile for major international players and use its new financial muscle to acquire existing data centres.
07 Nov 18
Google wants carbon-free energy for data centres 24/7
Google is continuing its renewable rampage with the statement "the internet is 24/7, carbon-free energy should be too"
12 Oct 18
World’s first carbon-positive data centre due to be powered on
EcoDataCenter will be launching its new facility in Sweden that not only has no carbon emissions, but also promotes the reduction of them.
04 Oct 18
Iron Mountain achieves 100% renewable energy at EU data centres
A company that is used to running primarily on fossil fuels is making efforts to turn the model on its head.
25 Sep 18
Facebook seals 20 year deal to supply Singapore data centre with solar power
After recently announcing its plans for the largest data centre Singapore has ever seen, Facebook has revealed its first renewable energy partner in Asia.
19 Sep 18
Google continues renewable rampage with new wind farm investment
Google's goal with this Finland investment is to buy enough renewable energy to match the power consumed across its global operations.
11 Sep 18
Data centre operators: It’s not just about TCO, think about the TCE
Co-produced by Intel and in association with NASA, Supermicro has released a short film that highlights the swelling problem surrounding data centres.
21 Aug 18
Toasty! Excess heat from DigiPlex data centre to warm thousands of homes
Reuse and recycle is a slogan that is becoming increasingly critical to our existence on this planet, and something DigiPlex has taken note of.
14 Aug 18
Schneider Electric chips in for a sustainable data centre future
Very soon we will have consumed more from the planet than it can renew in the future - but Schneider Electric says it can be reversed.
30 Jul 18
New data centre built in an ex-mine pushing to be Europe's greenest
Set in a former underground mine, the 120,000m² Lefdal Mine Datacenter has a number of incredible power and cooling technologies.
25 Jul 18
Scandinavia dominating wind market for big data centre operators
Renewable energy is a hot topic among data centre circles, and Scandinavia has seized the opportunity to make the most of it.
12 Jul 18
The hard question from Lenovo: Is your data centre sustainable?
Lenovo Data Centre Group's Rob Makin shares how organisations that embrace a green data centre strategy will be the winners long term.
12 Jun 18
Denmark wins out as host of 2018 Datacloud Nordic event
The event has previously been held in Sweden and Norway so it seems fitting that Denmark would get its turn to host its Nordic neighbours.
05 Jun 18
Interoute shares measures taken to win energy efficiency award
After winning the SIG GIGA Trophy, Interoute has laid bare some of its innovations in energy efficiency at its Geneva data centre.
18 May 18