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Sustainability
YTL unveils development of solar-powered data center campus
YTL Power (YTL) has announced the development of a 500MW data center campus in Johor, the first data center park in Malaysia to be powered by solar energy.
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Sustainability
Out with the new, in with the old: AU consumers want longer-lasting products
The research shows that 70% of Australians have a positive affiliation with ‘extending life’ - in other words, extending the life of products and ‘things’ in the best possible way.
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Artificial Intelligence
The green future of the public cloud
An increasing reliance on cloud means more pressure on data centres to deliver. But, according to a new report from Accenture, if a greener approach is taken, migrations to the public cloud can reduce global carbon emissions by 59 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
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Power / Energy
CyrusOne updates outlook for Frankfurt data centre
CyrusOne has revealed details about the first phase of its newest data centre, which is being constructed in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Green IT
Akamai’s Texas data centers soon to be powered by wind
Akamai Technologies has announced it is increasing its commitment to the ‘green’ data center.
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Big Data
Smarter cities through cross-border and G2G collaborations
"As countries race ahead in their bid to accelerate smart city development through industrialisation, the environment and ultimately humanity is paying the price for this phenomenon."
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Green IT
Hyve’s new innovation trims power bills and employee fat
It’s in dark times like these with Brexit looming above that it’s great to see some reassurance with classic British innovation.
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Data Centre Cooling
Beyond renewables: Emerging technologies for “greening” the data centre
Park Place Technologies’ CEO shares his views on innovations aside from renewable energy that can slim a data centre’s footprint.
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Green IT
CyrusOne switches London data centres to green energy
CyrusOne's two London data centres are now running on a 100% renewable energy tariff, with the third one on the way.
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Hyperscale
Google makes its first ever renewable energy investment in Asia
This week Google announced that it is making a huge investment in renewable energy in Asia with a huge solar farm in Taiwan.
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Disaster Recovery
The missing link in your disaster recovery strategy
Say the words “disaster recovery” and people will typically assume you're referring to data backup. This is important - but it doesn't go far enough.
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Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric greens the data center with new EcoBlade
Schneider Electric is going green with a smart, scalable energy storage solution to increase the use of renewable energy.
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Data Centre Operators
Equinix wins for green innovation leadership
Equinix has been awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2015 Asia Pacific Data Center Green Innovation Leadership award for the second year in a row.
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Brother
How brother tackles recycling in NZ
Noticed those email taglines which ask you to consider the environment before printing? They make a good point, but it isn’t quite what you think.
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Unified Communications
Travel is not a sustainable business model
Videoconferencing offers a good opportunity to go green, says Tim Fulton, LifeSize Communications ANZ managing director.
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HP
Smart thinking; big gains
Addressing green IT in printing needs can provide opportunities for resellers says Hamish Alexander, Hewlett-Packard New Zealand country manager Imaging and Printing Group.
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Gartner
Sustainability: Should CIOs still care?
We talk to three kiwi experts on Green IT and what it means today.
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IDC
Green IT 'still a low priority': IDC
Two years on from introduction of Emissions Trading Scheme, sustainability still only a 'spin-off' benefit.
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Green IT
Going green
Running a sustainable business can be easy provided you get it right early on.
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Kiwibank
Automated shut-downs a success
Kiwibank saves thousands by giving PCs evenings and weekends off.
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Virtualisation
Green strategies for cool data centres
As power consumption and costs rise, energy costs have become a driving factor in data centre location and design decisions. Enter the savvy reseller, whose quality advice can set them apart from competitors...
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Gartner
Data centres set to shrink by 40%
The traditional methods of data centre designs no longer work - here are Gartner's reasons why.
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Cloud
Sustainability is more than office recycling
“Reducing your carbon footprint is something to focus on as businesses get to grips with the New Zealand Government’s new emissions trading scheme.”
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Power / Energy
Greening of the network
The majority of us have a natural aspiration to look after the environment – the green conversation comes naturally to us.