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Enterhost Pursues Green Data Center Initiatives

July 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on Enterhost Pursues Green Data Center Initiatives 

Hosting ServicesFORT WORTH, TX – In a phased, three-year approach to reduce the environmental impact of its 20,000-square-foot data center, Enterhost is replacing its cooling system with the most energy-efficient, advanced data center air conditioning system available by Data Aire, Inc.

As the backbone of information technology, data centers contain the servers and storage systems needed to provide infrastructure technology solutions to businesses and other organizations.  But the downside is this equipment consumes a great deal of power. The EPA estimates that national energy consumption by servers and data centers could reach more than 100 billion kWh this year, representing a $7.4 billion annual electricity cost.
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Codero Shows How Cloud Hosting Is Eco-friendly inside a New Infographic

May 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on Codero Shows How Cloud Hosting Is Eco-friendly inside a New Infographic 

Webmaster ToolboxLenexa, Kansas – With its launch of Cloud hosting services, Codero is further reinforcing its commitment to sustainable practices along with providing customers with an affordable way to scale their IT resources. Cloud hosting service is a beneficial IT strategy for those who rely upon a hosting service and need the ability to scale based on load, but also want to control costs. Codero’s latest infographic demonstrates how the cloud saves money while meeting sustainable business practices.

Cloud is an alternative to running all applications within a traditional data center and is very energy-efficient as depicted by the infographic.  A 2011 study by Microsoft determined large companies running applications in the Cloud can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by 30%, while small businesses could achieve even greater energy savings … up to 90% per user.

Said Shelby Garlock, Director, Marketing of Codero, “At Codero, we are committed to providing the latest technology to our customers while keeping their costs down and maintaining sustainable business practices. This infographic powerfully demonstrates how our new Cloud offering achieves both.”

Cloud computing addresses the environmental issues by reducing data center real estate requirements and driving down power and cooling costs involved. The operational flexibility of Cloud, combined with its cost savings, is a benefit to those needing two or multiple servers. Paying for service on demand requires less upfront capital. Businesses can ramp up or down based upon current needs, which is one reason demand for Cloud is on the rise. A Gartner survey stated 39% of respondents worldwide indicated they allocated IT budgets to Cloud as a key initiative this year.

About Codero
A leading provider of optimized infrastructure, Codero creates flexible and scalable environments using dedicated, managed and cloud hosting. All Codero services and products are backed by SAS 70 Type II secure data centers, live 24/7/365 U.S.-based support and a seasoned staff with international experience in the hosting business for over 15 years. An industry innovator, Codero has a customer loyalty Rewards Program and offers green hosting from the Phoenix, Arizona data center and six points of presence. For more information about Codero, please visit www.codero.com.

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The Green Grid Completes Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations

May 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on The Green Grid Completes Energy Efficiency Measurement Recommendations 

Webmaster ToolboxPortland, OR – The Green Grid Association, the IT industry’s leading voice for advancing resource efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, together with The Data Center Metrics Coordination Taskforce, today delivered its latest recommendations for energy efficiency measurement and reporting.

The new report, titled “Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Overall Data Center Efficiency: Version 2 – Measuring PUE at Data Centers” completes the guidelines for applying the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE™) metric, created and promoted by The Green Grid. The new information includes specific recommendations for how to measure and calculate PUE in mixed-use data center facilities and introduces a condenser water source energy weighting factor. Read more

Server Farm Realty Begins Leasing Green Data Center in Washington

April 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Server Farm Realty Begins Leasing Green Data Center in Washington 

Hosting ServicesMOSES LAKE, WA – Server Farm Realty Inc. (SFRI), one of the nation’s most innovative data center developers, announced today the availability of its second phase – 10,000SF and 2MW – of data center space in ‘TiTAN,’ a 136,000-SF highly-efficient data center in Moses Lake, Wash.

“Energy efficiency is a driving factor in the data center selection process,” said SFRI president and CEO Avner Papouchado. “TiTAN is comparable to data centers being used by the world’s most profitable technology companies. We’ve pushed the limits of energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprint, while maintaining flexibility for a tenant’s IT deployment. Each element has been selected and purposefully designed to boost our clients’ bottom lines.” Read more

Cisco to Unveil Details of New Green Data Center

April 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on Cisco to Unveil Details of New Green Data Center 

Hosting Services – On Friday, April 15, 2011, Cisco will host a live Internet TV broadcast and Q&A session featuring Rebecca Jacoby, Cisco’s chief information officer, and John Manville, the company’s vice president of IT, to coincide with the grand opening of Cisco’s newest green data center in Texas.

The Cisco executives will explain how the new green data center — a key part of Cisco’s overall IT global data center strategy — supports its internal private cloud and promotes energy efficiency.
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Datapipe Powers U.S. Data Centers with 100 Percent Renewable Energy

March 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Datapipe Powers U.S. Data Centers with 100 Percent Renewable Energy 

Hosting ToolboxJersey City, N.J. – Datapipe, a leading provider of managed services and infrastructure for IT and cloud computing, announced today that all of its U.S. based data centers are now powered by 100 percent renewable energy. This makes Datapipe the only IT Company in NJ and one of thirteen nationwide to be a member of the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club.

As part of the company’s sustainability strategy, Datapipe’s California data center, located in San Jose, has fully converted to running operations on renewably sourced electricity. Datapipe converted its other U.S.-based data centers to renewable power in 2010. Read more

How Green are You?

May 25, 2009 by · Comments Off on How Green are You? 

Webmaster Tools – Paul Bryce, Business Development Director at Data Centre provider, Node4 shares his thoughts and opinions on some of the environmental issues that the company have come across whilst developing their second state-of-the-art Data Centre facility just outside of Leeds.

“The environment and the latest buzz word ‘green’ are hot topics in the media at the moment and as a result, many businesses are attempting to do all they can to become environmentally responsible. As the awareness of ‘green issues’ grows companies of all sizes in all industries are under increased pressure to make their operations more economical. This pressure comes from all angles; to satisfy existing and potential customers, staff, shareholders, and the increasing amount of websites, publications and blogs all offering ‘green’ advice to the modern business.

“In the Chancellor’s budget announced last month Alastair Darling encouraged IT organisations in particular to reduce power consumption, the challenge these companies now face is how this reduction can be done realistically whilst maintaining the existing level of service. Read more

BurstNET® Announces Green Power/Operations Initiative

April 10, 2009 by · Comments Off on BurstNET® Announces Green Power/Operations Initiative 

Web Hosting ToolsScranton, PA – BurstNET Technologies, Inc™, the largest web hosting and co-location provider in the Northeast Pennsylvania region, announced its purchase of renewable wind energy certificates from Community Energy, Inc. (CEI) to match 100% of the company’s electricity needs. This Green-e® Energy certified product is sourced from a mixture of local Pennsylvania wind power from the Waymart Wind Farm, and other wind farms throughout the United States—and is delivered to the regional and national power grids on behalf of BurstNET®. By purchasing five million kWh of wind power, BurstNET will offset the release of approximately 3,591 metric tons (7,916,400 lbs) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere, a harmful greenhouse gas that is linked to global warming. That is estimated to be the equivalent of removing 650 vehicles from the road for a year, saving 400,000 gallons of gasoline, or powering 500 homes for one yea r according to the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Equivalency Calculator.

BurstNET is committed to being an industry leader in environmental responsibility, and the recent wind power commitment is a natural step in furthering the company’s goals. In addition to the purchase of 100% renewable energy certificates, BurstNET is actively involved in environmental initiatives including energy usage reduction and recycling. These initiatives have already reduced BurstNET’s electricity consumption by an estimated 13%, with additional reduction currently being implemented. “We found it important to step up as a leader in our industry, and to do our part for the environment. We are proud to say that we are 100% powered by the wind, and one of the first data centers globally to do so. This purchase, along with other eco-friendly business practices, demonstrates our continued commitment to protecting the environment,” stated BurstNET CEO Shawn M. Arcus. Read more

AISO Launches New Rebranding Efforts Along with “Total Eco Web Server” Technology

March 6, 2009 by · Comments Off on AISO Launches New Rebranding Efforts Along with “Total Eco Web Server” Technology 

Webmaster NewsRomoland, CA – AISO.net launches its new website and brand identity with the announcement of the “Total Eco Web Server”™, or TEWS™ as it has been nicknamed. AISO.net, the first and only 100 percent solar-powered web hosting company, launched its new brand identity, symbolizing its commitment to the environment.

“Our new logo and brand identity shows the transformation from being just solar-powered to having a complete hosting ecosystem that is environmentally friendly. This new look reflects the values that AISO.net has been known for in the business community, while also representing our new strategic direction for a complete environmentally-friendly hosting solution,” says Phil Nail, CTO of AISO.net. Read more

Data Centres Ignoring Green As Drive To Cut Costs Magnifies

February 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on Data Centres Ignoring Green As Drive To Cut Costs Magnifies 

Webmaster NewsLondon – A survey of registered attendees at this year’s Data Centre World has revealed that only one in eight data centre managers cite a desire to go green as the key reason for implementing energy saving solutions, falling from one in three this time last year. The effects of the credit crunch mean that reducing the carbon footprint of data centres has become less of a priority than ever before; saving money is still the number one reason for lowering power consumption in today’s data centres, according to the new survey released today by the organisers of Data Centre World, the UK’s first and only data centre expo (24th and 25th February 2009 at the Barbican, London).

The more positive news is that over two thirds of data centres are proactively implementing policies and technologies that will enable them to minimise power consumption. Although the primary reason given for this was to save money during today’s difficult economic climate, the fact still remains that any reduction in power is a positive thing for the industry – especially when data centre energy requirements are expected to double over the next four years. Any curb on this will be a welcome shift for the sector. Read more

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