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  • HP customers report server shipping delays

    After the economic slowdown comes a server shipping slowdown, HP customers say. Many are experiencing delays in receiving rackmount and blade form ProLiant servers, although the cause and extent of the problem are unclear. 

  • Biodiesel mandates cause backup generator problems

    States such as Minnesota and Oregon have passed biodisel mandates, but data center managers say improper handling of biodiesel can cause problems for backup generators. 

  • NextPhase wants your data center trash

    NextPhase's new "asset recovery" services allow data center managers to easily -- and legally -- dispose of unwanted computer equipment. 

  • National e-waste legislation to keep hardware costs lower

    A congressional caucus studying e-waste could recommend national legislation that vendors say would cost data center managers little to nothing compared to disparate state and local regulations. 

  • IBM launches services to fix power waste in data centers

    IBM is launching a series of services to evaluate data-center power and cooling costs, and cut them by reducing waste. The services are available independent of other IBM contracts, and the company intends to recruit "select" resellers. 

  • Disposing of IT assets the right way

    Old computers can still pose a security risk even from the garbage heap. Here are some tips on how to keep your data safe. 

  • precycling

    Precycling is the practice of avoiding the acquisition of unnecessary items that will eventually have to be recycled or dealt with as waste. 

  • downcycling

    Downcycling is a recycling practice that involves breaking an item down into its component elements or materials. Once the constituent elements or materials are recovered, they are reused if possible, but usually for a product of lower value than the... 

  • upcycling

    Upcycling is the practice of creating a useable product from waste or unwanted items or adapting an existing product in some way to add value. The purpose of upcycling is reducing waste and improving the efficiency of resource use. 

  • ARM server

    An advanced RISC machine (ARM) server is an enterprise-class computer server that employs a large array of ARM processors rather than a complement of x86-class processors. 

  • green computing

    Green computing is the use of computers and related resources in an environmentally responsible manner. This involves the implementation of energy-efficient central processing units (CPUs), servers and peripherals as well as proper disposal of electr... 

  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

    LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an ecology-oriented building certification program run under the auspices of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)... (Continued) 

  • Energy Star

    Energy Star is a government-backed labeling program that helps people and organizations save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by identifying factories, office equipment, home appliances and electronics that have superior energy efficiency. (... 

  • modular datacenter

    Sun Microsystems' Modular Datacenter (known as "Project Blackbox" in the prototype phase) is a mobile and virtualized data center packaged in a standard 20-foot shipping container... (Continued) 

  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS Directive)

    The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive is a set of criteria formulated by the European Union (EU) to regulate the use of toxic materials in electrical and electronic devices, systems, and toys... (Continued) 

  • hard drive overwriter

    In e-cycling, a hard drive overwriter is a program or utility that repeatedly overwrites the data on a computer's hard drive with gibberish. 

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