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Energy Efficiency at Data Centers, Vantage Way

The first of my 2012 interviews is with Greg Ness, Marketing Vice President, Vantage Data Centers. Until I saw him, I did not realize that I often used to read his blog. He also writes on data center and IT infrastructure here. Greg Ness in the lobby of V3 Vantage Data Center. Actually, this is […]

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SVLG’s Fourth Data Center Energy Efficiency Conference

SVLG’s Fourth Data Center Energy Efficiency Conference

The fourth annual SVLG Data Center Energy Efficiency Conference was held Nov. 18 at IBM Almaden Research Labs in San Jose, CA. SVLG stands for Silicon Valley Leadership Group, whose vision (from its website) is to: Ensure the economic health and a high quality of life in Silicon Valley for our entire community by advocating […]

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DCIM: Intel Way

DCIM: Intel Way

At the recent Future Facilities (FF) 6SigmaDC conference, Chuck Rego, chief architect at Intel, delivered a keynote speech. Intel manages their data center with their homegrown DCIM tools and others, including the one from FF. Stranded capacity is capacity that IT cannot use because of a data center’s configurations and layouts. When we design a […]

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How Does ICT Relate to Energy?

How Does ICT Relate to Energy?

I started blogging with a keyword, data center energy efficiency, a few years ago, and over time I expanded the covered areas by adding several keywords, although the main theme remained the intersection of IT and energy. Those keywords include: Green IT Data center energy efficiency Energy efficiency Cloud computing Mobile computing Monitoring Sensors Big […]

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What NEC Is Doing for Its Future Servers

Sometimes it is hard to find a good topic to blog about. Sometimes I have too many subjects to write about. That "sometimes” is now. This blog is a continuation of the server presentation sponsored by Japan Data Center Council in October. Among the six server vendors, NEC discussed their research efforts with minimum sales […]

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Is Cloud Computing More Energy Efficient than On-Premise Data Centers?

This blog is based on the cloud computing panel session at the third annual SVLG Data Center Energy Summit. The panel was moderated by Teresa Tung of Accenture, with Jon Koomey of Stanford and LBNL and James Staten of Forrester. From left: James Staten, Jon Koomey, and Teresa Tung First, let’s define what they were […]

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Idea-1: Panel Discussion on Metering at Data Centers

I have covered many topics as they relate to energy efficiency for data centers. I want to extend that coverage by gathering the experts in each specific topic for a meeting. A panel discussion is a good way to do that. I have a few ideas that I will use one by one in my […]

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PG&E Has Made Its Smart Meter Details in Public

Smart meters do not matter to most people, or so it seems. I have been asking people who got a new meter to see if their electricity bills went up. Although they did go up, the rises are not significant—something in the neighborhood of 10%. People who are well informed about this type of news […]

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Data Center Energy Efficiency at Nordic Green II

I have participated in and run several sessions on the topic of data center energy efficiency here in the U.S. as well as in Japan. I will moderate yet another such panel at SRI at 10:45 a.m. on April 28, less than a week away. This one is a little bit different from the ones […]

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My Upcoming Panel at BrightTalk Efficient Data Center Summit

I will be moderating a panel titled "Data Center Efficiency via IT Optimization, Standards, and Collaboration” at the BrightTalk Efficient Data Center Summit April 21, from 11 a.m. PDT, as you can see here. Energy consumption by U.S. data centers has been increasing, and some are running out of power for their growing number of […]

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