Google’s Joe Kava receives the Infrastructure Masons 2019 Sustainability Champion award, vowing that Google will become even greener, and challenging the entire data center industry to join the effort.
Insights: Data Center Energy
Electricity is the lifeblood of every data center. At Data Center Frontier, we're exploring new frontiers in data center energy as we see data centers in new places. Some of these new facilities will seek new sources of energy, especially renewable technologies such as wind and solar, as well as landfills and other sources of biogas. Other technologies, such as Bloom Energy fuel cells, may prompt consolidated approaches to power architecture.
We're interested in how modular data centers and other design innovations allow new methods of deploying Internet infrastructure, creating opportunities to make use of solar arrays, wind turbines, fuel cells, combined heat & power (CHP), microgrids, and the recycling of server exhaust heat to warm buildings through district heating.
Microsoft says its new data centers in Sweden will be its most advanced and sustainable to date by integrating renewable energy sources, and a new data center design.
Cloud computing’s focus on software-based application resiliency is prompting new conversations about infrastructure redundancy in the data center industry, as seen at Data Center World 2019.
Dominion Energy will add six new solar power facilities to provide 350 MW of renewable energy for Facebook data centers. The new supply helps address the concerns raised by Greenpeace about the pace of Dominion’s renewable energy program.
A new white paper from Digital Realty implores businesses to take a look at how small details of how their enterprise operates can “ultimately impact a customer relationship.” The new report outlines how growing markets are impacting data center strategies, and ultimately, how the customer is at he heart of the data center evolution.
On Earth Day 2019, data center providers have new tools to make renewable power accessible to customers in multi-tenant data centers. Iron Mountain’s Green Power Program is the first offering based on new carbon accounting guidelines from the Future of Internet Power collaboration.
For many of today’s cutting-edge and hyper competitive enterprises, environmental stewardship and sustainability are becoming key to their business strategies. And nowhere is this more true than in the data center. A new Digital Realty white paper takes a deep look at clean energy, how to acquire it and how to craft your data center sustainability strategy.
A new NFPA standard could have a big impact on the use of batteries in UPS systems, according to a group of data center energy experts, who are seeking to mobilize the industry to seek revisions.
Data centers are becoming important players in the U.S. electricity market, and will likely adopt more financial trading strategies to manage their cost of energy, commodity analysts during a session at Data Center World.
Our Data Center Frontier Executive Roundtable panel examines how best to assess and manage the risk posed by climate change, and the importance of renewable energy.