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Green IT
CyrusOne switches London data centres to green energy
March 2019
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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Cloud
Microsoft invests in more renewable energy for US data centers
March 2019
Microsoft has announced an agreement with EDP Renewables to execute two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPA).
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Cloud
Microsoft bolsters green portfolio with 74MW solar investment
March 2019
The tech giant’s latest investment brings its total renewable energy portfolio to more than 1.3 gigawatts.
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Renewable energy
Aussies bring next-gen zinc bromide batteries to life
February 2019
“Innovative battery storage solutions at scale are required for renewable energy to reach its full potential.”
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Data Centre Maintenance / Management
Iron Mountain extends commitment to greenhouse gas reduction
February 2019
The company recently announced the formal approval from the Science Based Targets initiative of its 2025 greenhouse gas emissions goals.
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Schoolgen
New Genesis trust hoped to drive STEM inspiration in schools
February 2019
The trust will provide relevant equipment to New Zealand schools in the hopes that it will inspire students’ interest in STEM and renewable energy.
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Sustainable IT
Etix Everywhere Borealis data centre goes 100% green
February 2019
The company has been busy in the past months having signed several contracts with the major Icelandic power providers.
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Data Centre Operators
NEXTDC’s M1 data centre gains Australia-first certification
February 2019
NEXTDC’s Melbourne facility has set a benchmark in energy efficiency not previously achieved in the industry.
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Hyperscale
Google makes its first ever renewable energy investment in Asia
January 2019
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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Sustainable IT
Digital Realty wins U.S. efficiency rating and commits to solar
December 2018
In a time where the environmental impact of data centres is under the spotlight, Digital Realty has just announced a new sustainability achievement.
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e-waste
Google says ‘circular economy’ needed for data centres
December 2018
Google's Sustainability Officer believes major changes are critical in data centres to emulate the cyclical life of nature.
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Data Centre Cooling
DigiPlex’s data centre heat reuse system wins award
December 2018
Its solution to reuse heat to warm thousands of local homes took out the accolade at the recent 2018 Energy Awards.
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Hyperscale
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
November 2018
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
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Sustainable IT
Digital Realty claims sustainability award at REITworld 2018
November 2018
The company took home the National Association of Real Estate Investments Trust (Nareit) data centre ‘Leader in the Light’ award for the second consecutive year.
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Sustainable IT
Fujitsu providing servers for data centre inside a wind turbine
November 2018
"There is plenty of space inside many wind turbine towers for IT and infrastructure equipment, enabling the low-emissions distributed data centres of the future."
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Sustainable IT
EcoDataCenter acquired, aims to consolidate Nordic market
November 2018
The company hopes to create a distinct environmental profile for major international players and use its new financial muscle to acquire existing data centres.
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Microsoft
Heat waste of Microsoft’s submarine data centre not acceptable
November 2018
An expert has shared his findings into Microsoft's underwater data centre project, saying the waste heat is unacceptable for climate change.
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Microsoft
Nadella confident future data centres will be underwater
November 2018
In June this year Microsoft stretched the boundaries of data centres by dumping one in the sea and Nadella says there will be many more.
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Sustainable IT
VMware achieves carbon neutrality two years early
November 2018
“As an innovative company with sustainability at our core, we are thrilled to announce our achievement of carbon neutrality two years ahead of our 2020 goal."
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Partnerships
Alibaba Cloud signs MoU to digitise China’s energy sector
October 2018
Alibaba Cloud will work with Norwegian software company Kongsberg Digital to open up new solutions for the energy sector in China and other parts of Asia.
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IT infrastructure
Google wants carbon-free energy for data centres 24/7
October 2018
Google is continuing its renewable rampage with the statement "the internet is 24/7, carbon-free energy should be too"
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Servers
World’s first carbon-positive data centre due to be powered on
October 2018
EcoDataCenter will be launching its new facility in Sweden that not only has no carbon emissions, but also promotes the reduction of them.
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Sustainable IT
Iron Mountain achieves 100% renewable energy at EU data centres
September 2018
A company that is used to running primarily on fossil fuels is making efforts to turn the model on its head.
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Hyperscale
Facebook seals 20 year deal to supply Singapore data centre with solar power
September 2018
After recently announcing its plans for the largest data centre Singapore has ever seen, Facebook has revealed its first renewable energy partner in Asia.