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Ex-Facebook engineer launches startup to tackle server management

Coolan will aggregate data from all its customers and use it to provide server analytics


Apple plans two European data centers running on renewable energy

With data storage in the European Union, the company will not need to export data to the U.S. or other data protection regimes

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How a university's data center overhaul makes a green impact

University of Cambridge's recent data center consolidation aims to reduce the university's carbon footprint as well as centralize resources, management and monitoring.

Apple ends system of recruitment fees that tied labor to contractors

Apple claims that its audits and labor policies are helping to improve its supply chain

Apple's massive solar farm could power its entire California operations

The company expects "very significant savings" from the plant in Monterey County

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How a lake's microbes can power fuel cells

Future-fuel bio-hydrogen has a new generating plant: a sleepy salt lake in Washington.

Foxconn draws flak from Chinese trade union for overworking employees

Foxconn continually violates China's labor laws on overtime, a Chinese official trade union said on Monday

West Africa turns into dumping ground for e-waste

Problem compounded by the fact that most countries do not have e-waste recycling facilities

Androids will greet guests at Japanese smart hotel

The Henn-na Hotel in southern Japan will have face-recognition programs instead of door keys

Energy-aware software design can reduce energy consumption by 30% to 90%

Green IT has traditionally defined hardware designed with power-saving features. That's all well and good, but the real savings are in software that tells hardware what to do. Case studies of energy-aware software have shown the...

Power company plugs data center directly into high-voltage grid

Locating it directly on a 230-kilovolt transmission line provides abundant, high-quality power

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How mirrored roofs will augment data center air cooling

A new roofing material could slash data center energy costs, if it can be made to work right.

IO splits in two, solving an identity crisis

The company expects to grow faster and attract more investors as two separate businesses

Panasonic opens smart town targeting zero-emission houses

Electric vehicles, solar panels and security cameras abound in the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle California dumping complaint

The company also agreed to implement environmental compliance measures over the next five years

Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch

It's using lithium-ion batteries, like those in electric cars, to replace lead-acid batteries for backup power

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White House sets 20% data center efficiency goal, but finds few takers

Without a carbon tax or anything that penalizes fossil fuel consumption, the federal government has little ability to influence how much energy a data center uses. But it's trying.

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How Big Data is helping to save the planet

With the help of HP's Vertica Analytics Platform, Conservation International is crunching data from images to monitor the biodiversity of tropical forests around the world.

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9 nightmare sci-fi virtual realities that are closer than you think

Emerging technologies in virtual and artificial reality blur the line between science and fiction

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