Tag Archives: Green IT

Book Review: Making Your Data Center Energy Efficient

Making Your Data Center Energy Efficient by Gilbert Held is a 2012 book that promised methods to reduce the energy consumption and the costs associated with operating data centers. The subtitle for Making Your Data Center Energy Efficient chosen by … Continue reading

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Data Center Performance Looking Beyond PUE to CUE

Data center performance is much more than its PUE and must account for asset utilization, total energy costs and carbon usage effectiveness (CUE). I am sure most CIO’s and data center managers already know this from their efforts to reduce costs … Continue reading

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Data Center Energy Consumption is 2% of Total US Electricity

Data center energy consumption accounted for 1.3% of all the electricity used in the world in 2010. For the US, data centers accounted for 2% of all electricity which was lower than predicted. That’s according to the research report Worldwide Electricity Used in … Continue reading

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PUE Version 2 Improves Green Data Center Measurements

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is the accepted metric for measuring and reporting data center energy performance. But with so much interest in green data centers in recent years there was a need to create greater consistency and clarity in how power usage … Continue reading

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Will ABC News Made In America Examine College IT Purchasing

ABC News Made In America series has turned its scrutiny on America’s colleges and universities a fact which I am sure most everyone is aware of. Earlier this week Made In America reported 850 colleges and universities had relationships with … Continue reading

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ASHRAE TC 9.9 New Thermal Guidelines for Data Centers

ASHRAE TC 9.9 could not have come at a better time as the dog days of summer have arrived bringing record heat and increased pressure to keep data centers temperature and humidity under control. These conditions challenge goals for GreenIT … Continue reading

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Will VDI Get You Fired?

Will VDI get you fired? If you don’t know the answer to that question than the risk of having a career shortening event from a VDI implementation are very high for you. Fear of having a career shortening event (CSE) … Continue reading

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