Australia may soon have a national e-waste recycling scheme, with the passing of a Product Stewardship Bill in the Senate last week.
Overseeing the green data centre program in Digital Realty Trust facilities around the world has given Jim Smith the opportunity to speak at numerous data centre conferences, share case studies about energy-efficiency initiatives in facilities, and offer advice about best practices for making data centres greener and more sustainable. Smith has gained valuable insights from attendees in the best practices for greener data centres, which he shares with Voice&Data.
Global Switch will build an additional $300 million fully fitted data centre in Sydney having received Part 3A Major Projects approval from the NSW Department of Planning. The 34,000 m2 new data centre - Sydney 2 - will be adjacent to Global Switch's existing data centre in Sydney, which is already the largest facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere with 42,000 m2 of space.
The Australian Information Industry Association today released a white paper examining the critical role that technology will play in the reduction of CO2 emissions and the development of a low-carbon economy.
Fujitsu's research report Green IT: Global Benchmark contains findings of the first multicountry survey to determine the maturity of green IT practices and technologies in large IT-using organisations in Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and India.
Fujitsu's research report Green IT: Global Benchmark, contains findings of the first multi-country survey to determine the maturity of Green IT practices and technologies in large IT-using organisations in Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and India.
The XNV network-based dynamic data centre virtualisation life cycle management solution provides visibility, control and automation of virtual machines (VM) to the network administrator.
The government has recently announced plans to green its ICT, including reducing the PUE of its data centres from 2.5 to 1.9 by July 2015. Christian Bertolini, Chief Technology Officer, APC by Schneider Electric, issues a response to the government’s green ICT plans and the validity of PUE.
HP launches Replace, Recycle, Reward campaign for old technology.
The ecoSoftware 2.0 version of CA’s energy, carbon and sustainability management software is designed to help organisations reduce carbon emissions, manage natural resource consumption and cut energy costs.
Connection Research and ComputersOff.ORG have announced a cooperative agreement to work together on green IT accreditation and market analysis.
CrimTrac gets cleaner, greener way of securing law enforcement data within the Canberra Data Centre.
The Raritan Dominion PX range of rack power distribution units allows real-time remote power monitoring of current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW) and energy consumption (kWH) with ISO/IEC ±1% billing-grade accuracy.
Hewlett-Packard has announced a number of products to assist businesses to manage power costs, including the Compaq 8100 Elite Desktop PC series that features 89% energy-efficient power supplies, supports energy-saving technologies such as solid state drives (SSDs) and offers the company’s power-management solutions.
Clearly, improved electrical efficiency within the IT room - the ‘greening of the data center’ - is now a priority. APC’s Gordon Makryllos outlines why data centres are so energy inefficient and offers practical tips that they can use to become ‘green’.