Earlier this month, SearchDataCenter.com participated in the Uptime Institute Symposium on the Invisible Crisis in the Data Center -- power consumption. SearchDataCenter.com co-moderated sessions at the event and reported on the news and findings. Leading the special report, we have a Q&A with energy efficiency design expert Amory Lovins from the Rocky Mountain Institute. Lovins gave the keynote address at the symposium and offered some innovative suggestions for reducing energy consumption in the data center.
- RMI: Reduce data center power consumption through better engineering
Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Institute says companies need to reduce data center power consumption through better engineering in this interview.
- Uptime conference goers mull data center efficiency
At the recent Uptime Institute conference in Orlando, data center managers learned how to make facilities and IT equipment more efficient. Attendees are taking the advice to heart.
- Data center battles the power bill with help from Uptime Institute
Data center hosting company, The Planet, says supplemental cooling isn't worth the costs or the headaches; and The Uptime Institute is saving them $10,000 per month on energy bills.
- Expert offers roadmap for the ITIL data center
Alasdair Meldrum, European Program Director for the Uptime Institute literally wrote the book on the ITIL. In this Q&A, he offers a roadmap for the ITIL data center.
- Uptime Institute schools EPA on data center efficiency
The EPA will file a report to Congress in June regarding the energy consumption of data centers and how to make them more efficient. Integrated within the report will be recommendations from The Uptime Institute on data center best practices.
- Iceland wants your backup data centers
With cheap geothermal energy and low taxes, Iceland says it's a great place for a backup data center. But will fears of network latency and volcanic eruptions keep companies away?
- Uptime Institute mines golden nuggets in the data center
The Uptime Institute, creator of the Data Center Tier Standards, has turned its focus to energy efficiency and has come up with five golden nuggets for IT pros to use in their data centers.
- Harden server hardware rather than babying it?
Why not just spend the money hardening the servers, expanding the thermal requirements and lowering overall cooling (power) consumption?
- Magic bullet for processor efficiency 10 years away — at least
Is there some sort of secret innovation — carbon nanotube materials, quantum computing, whatever — hiding in a lab somewhere that will make the energy problem go away?