Amid a statewide power emergency, major data centers in Texas are running on generator power to keep customers online and reduce load on the state’s struggling grid. Large operators say service is uninterrupted, but news reports indicate some data centers in the region are experiencing outages.
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Alan Katz, Product Manager for MCMS at Anord Mardix, highlights how the advent of intelligent power monitoring has brought about a variety of new opportunities and positive benefits for the data center industry.
Software-defined power will be available to more data centers through CBRE Data Center Solutions, which will offer its global clients a suite of services from Virtual Power Systems (VPS) that unlock stranded power capacity.
The outlook on renewable energy for data centers is changing. That’s one takeaway from a conversation with Iron Mountain executives Kevin Hagen and Alex Sharp about the future of sustainable data centers.
As the drive for data center sustainability enters a new and more urgent phase, what are the next frontiers beyond efficiency and energy sourcing? Here’s a look at the technologies, strategies and best practices we are watching at Data Center Frontier:
Dominion Energy is developing more renewable energy for its power grid, a welcome development for tech companies seeking more green power for their data centers in Northern Virginia.
Cloud computing has emerged as a surprising force for sustainability, improving its energy efficiency while emerging as the largest buyers of renewable energy. A new DCF special report highlights the key role data centers are playing in sustainability.
Echelon Data Centres is bringing integrated renewable energy to its new wind-powered data center project in the Dublin market, one of Europe’s most important cloud computing hubs.
Amazon today announced a massive investment in 3.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind power, which will accelerate the company’s timeline to power its AWS cloud infrastructure with renewable energy by five years.
Power use growth has been offset through energy efficiency gained by the dramatic shift of compute workloads from legacy data centers to newer, significantly more efficient, enterprise-class colocation campuses and hyperscale cloud data centers. Ben Garrard, Vice President of Product Management at CoreSite, takes a deep dive into the changing landscape of power supply in today’s data centers.