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Brisbane data centre judged Australia’s greenest

31 May, 2012

The iseek Communications Data Centre, located at Brisbane Airport, has won the WSP Award for Best Sustainable Development - New Buildings, at the Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovations and Excellence Awards 2012. The data centre has achieved a Green Grid power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.3 - one of the lowest power usage indexes in Australia.

University of Michigan reveals eco-friendly data centre

30 May, 2012

The North American University of Michigan has revealed its Modular Data Center (MDC), which it has labelled an eco-friendly data centre. The data centre, which houses equipment in a unit the size of several shipping containers, is different to most data centres in that it uses outdoor air to cool equipment, instead of expensive, industrial air conditioners.

Government carbon schemes ignore ICT

15 March, 2012

The Australian government’s schemes to move to a low-carbon economy ignore the potential role of ICT in reducing carbon emissions, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) warned today.

How to assess the carbon footprint of your storage arrays

28 November, 2011 by Clive Gold, Vice-Chair, SNIA ANZ

With the government finally putting a price on carbon, IT managers around Australia will now have to pay close attention to the efficiency of their storage arrays. Clive Gold, Vice-Chair of SNIA ANZ, explains the rationale behind the association’s new Emerald program, and how you can use it to assess the impact of the carbon price on your own equipment.

Businesses don’t see benefits of going green

01 September, 2011

Most companies are not taking action to make their operations more sustainable, believing such ‘green’ activity to be a burden on the business, and are missing out on the benefits of sustainability in the process.

National e-waste scheme a step closer

20 June, 2011

Australia may soon have a national e-waste recycling scheme, with the passing of a Product Stewardship Bill in the Senate last week.

How to make your data centre greener

08 February, 2011

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 add further data centre capacity in Sydney

07 February, 2011

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.

AIIA releases key green technology white paper

29 September, 2010

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.

Report finds IT could do better when it comes to green IT

07 September, 2010

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.

prReports finds IT could do better when it comes to Green IT

07 September, 2010

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.


Extreme Networks XNV data centre virtualisation life cycle management

02 September, 2010 by

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.

PUE gains validity as a data centre energy measurement

31 August, 2010 by Christian Bertolini*

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 rewards recycling of old technology

27 August, 2010

HP launches Replace, Recycle, Reward campaign for old technology.

CA (Pacific) ecoSoftware 2.0

02 July, 2010 by

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.

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