Not long ago, the main reason to implement
computing best practices was the possibility of saving money. The IT industry, however, is now
looking for new ways to utilise resources in an environmentally responsible manner. Due to new
government regulations, becoming environmentally friendly is something that concerns us all.
In that regard, this guide will lend you a hand. Get the latest
computing tips, news, and expert responses in this in-depth U.K. green computing guide.
The changing green computing needs of the data centre manager
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 19 March
Rising power and energy costs have caused a gradual shift in data centre manager priorities,
putting green computing at the forefront. Industry experts reveal how they're dealing with the
Nottingham council tackles server sprawl with VMware
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 12 Feb
VMware vCluster, Dell and NetApp reduce Nottingham council's physical servers from 42 to 10, saving
£10,000 a year in electricity bills.
How to cool your data centre on a budget
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 29 Jan
Vinyl sheeting and a trip to the local blacksmith are two of the ways data centre managers are
thinking outside the box when it comes to hot and cold aire aisle containment
Adoption of EU Code of Conduct slow in UK
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 04 Dec
A survey shows that only 12% of U.K. companies have adopted the EU
Code of Conduct on Data Centre Energy Efficiency.
Royal London saves with IBM mainframe server replacement
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 13 Nov
Royal London Group replaced its outdated IBM mainframe system with a new z10 mainframe environment
and cute three double-decker buses worth of CO2 a year from its IT
Financial firm pumps up VM density, lowers power consumption
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 06 Nov
Finance firm Demica increased its number of virtual machines per unit without increasing its space
and energy consumption with help of virtualisation
Will Digital Britain and CRC objectives slow UK data centre growth?
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 24 Oct
Objectives for IT energy efficiency in the Digital Britain report and the Carbon Reduction
Commitment have raised questions about future data centre growth in the U.K.
Hosting company employs CFD models to improve power and cooling
Manek Dubash, Contributor | 11 Sep
Data centre hosting company Star found that computational fluid dynamics models improved its power
and cooling design, translating into savings
Power-saving innovations could spread from desktop to data centres
Nick Booth, Contributor | 27 Jul 2009
In many companies, users leave their PCs on overnight, consuming data centre electricity
unnecessarily, but new power
saving innovations aim to flick the switch on this problem.
Study says recession should spur green IT initiatives
Nick Booth, Contributor | 20 Jul 2009
A Datamonitor study says that green
IT and other energy-saving projects with a hard ROI should be easier to push through in the
Measuring and reporting data centre PUE
Mark Fontecchio, News Writer and Matt Stansberry, Executive
Editor | 15 Jul 2009
Publicising a data centre's energy efficiency with the power usage effectiveness metric involves
factors other than facility and IT
equipment energy levels.
computing tips and expert advice
Overcoming green computing challenges
Ryan Murphey, Contributor | 10 Mar
Following the opening of hosting provider PEER 1's new data centre in Toronto, the VP of data
centre operations offers advice on why tackling energy
issues should be a top priority.
How to save money by saving energy
Lex Coors, Contributor | 16 Feb 2010
A data centre expert explains the importance of building a green data centre and how to measure power
The benefits of combining VDI and unified communications
Chris de Silva, Contributor | 12 Jan
VDI and unified communications can drive down power consumption, introduce remote working and
therefore reduce carbon footprint, according to this expert.
High-tech IT infrastructure vs. green data centre concerns
Jeff Thomas, Contributor | 17 Dec 2009
As data centre infrastructure continues to grow, Jeff Thomas, chief executive of Ark Continuity,
discusses ways for data centres to reduce
energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Improving data centre energy efficiency
Vic Smith, Contributor | 03 Dec 2009
The Greed Grid's guide to controlling
energy costs without impacting the delivery of your IT services.
How to optimise data centre cooling
Vic Smith, Contributor | 03 Dec 2009
data centre cooling with these simple steps from the Green Grid.
I/O virtualisation: Green, flexible and virtual
Nigel Poulton, Contributor | 03 Dec
I/O technologies hold the key to the future of virtualisation, according to an industry
How to build a green virtual data centre
Andrew Cross, Contributor | 07 Oct
Give your virtual
data centre a green makeover with these energy efficiency tips from Andrew Cross, sales
director at reseller Sol-Tec.
Airflow management strategies for efficient data centre cooling
Vali Sorell, Contributor | 13 Jul 2009
To achieve efficient data centre cooling, you must reduce your facility's air flow waste. In this
tip, an expert outlines air
flow management strategies and best practices.
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This was first published in March 2010