October 2, 2014

Are we ready to abandon mechanical cooling in the data center?

Are we ready to abandon mechanical cooling in the data center? Recently, Green DataCenter News published an article called “Are we ready to abandon mechanical cooling in the data center?”. The article points out two criticisms of free cooling systems that could lead to server failure: Their delivered temperature limits may allow legacy IT to […]

AISO.net saves 80% on cooling energy

AISO.net saves 80% on cooling energy AISO.net is to saving energy like Apple is to simplifying technology. It’s a pioneer. In fact, the company hangs its hat on being one the first and most efficient green data centers since it began in 1997. Today the web-hosting data center runs its entire operation without plugging into […]

Will A.C. be the end of us?

Will A.C. be the end of us? In a recent Time magazine article, Eric Klinenberg, a professor of sociology at New York University and the author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, got hot under the collar about America’s penchant for cooling down. Klinenberg writes, “Trying to engineer hot weather out […]

The Revolutionary Retrofit

The Revolutionary Retrofit When it comes to green data centers, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder is in a league of its own. That’s one reason why the NSIDC’s Manager of IT Services, David Gallaher, was invited to be the opening keynote speaker at the Green […]

Myth #3: Green Products Cost Too Much

Myth #3: Green Products Cost Too Much No doubt about it. Green technology costs more—but only on the front end. On the back end, it blows traditional methods away. That’s because green technology—like the kind used in our air conditioners—is designed to give you a hefty return on your investment in energy savings. In our […]

Minding your PUES and CUES: Calculating your Data Center’s carbon emissions

Minding your PUES and CUES: Calculating your Data Center’s carbon emissions Traditionally, if you wanted to gauge how well your data center was doing in terms of energy efficiency, you’d look no further than your PUE score. By calculating your PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), you can determine how much energy is being wasted in comparison […]