The Future IoT and Energy Collaborations

The Future IoT and Energy Collaborations

IoT and Energy Collaborations  The Internet of Things (IoT) was a key topic at this year’s Cleantech Forum, which took place in San Francisco at the end of January, and it seems both entrepreneurs and investors are confident the sector has a bright and profitable future. Hand in hand with the keenly pursued energy storage discussions, Green Charge Networks’ CEO Vic Shao predicts, “2016 will be the year of deployment for storage.” The potential for…

Microsoft Underwater Data Center To Be Tested

Microsoft Underwater Data Center To Be Tested

Microsoft Underwater Data Center “The sea is everything” Jules Verne Microsoft, believing that the sea holds the key to their future, has tested a self-contained data center that operates far below the surface of the ocean. The key to this study is the millions that it will save on the industry’s most expensive problem, air-conditioning. Going Underwater Thousands of computer servers generate a lot of heat, and continuing to maintain them effectively and efficiently is…

Smart Connected Cities Must Learn To Efficiently Collaborate

Smart Connected Cities Must Learn To Efficiently Collaborate

Smart City Collaboration A study from research firm Gartner demonstrates how smart and connected cities require a large number of players to collaborate efficiently, in order to unlock the huge potential associated with cities of the future. The study focused on Europe and showed clearly how a number of Northern European and Scandinavian mid-size cities have excelled in laying the groundwork of a sustainable, clean framework for growth and development, particularly in countries such as…

Going Green With Big Data And The Cloud

Going Green With Big Data And The Cloud

Green Technologies  Amazon has just launched its fourth renewable energy program, increasing its data centers’ use of green power thanks to a new wind farm to be built in rural Paulding County, Ohio. Starting in May 2017, this green plant will generate 320,000-megawatt hours of electricity yearly, specifically to provide power to Amazon’s cloud data centers. But investment in green technology isn’t the only way IT giants are promoting a greener world – the Cloud…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Overhead Reduction

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Overhead Reduction

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Dramatic Advances Of Data Center And Cloud In The Nordic Region

Dramatic Advances Of Data Center And Cloud In The Nordic Region

Benefits of the Nordic Region As this year’s Datacloud Nordic event draws near, a fresh report revealing increased growth due to new demands, builds and market entrants in the Nordic region has been released. BroadGroup’s details suggest that investment across the region, both local and international, will be substantial due to the abundance of green energy resources, lower power costs, tax incentives, comprehensive connectivity, and efficient natural cooling availability. The region’s rewards as a data…

Growing Data Center Investment In Green Power And Innovative Cooling Technologies

Growing Data Center Investment In Green Power And Innovative Cooling Technologies

Growing Data Center Investment  Nordic Data Centers With Nordic countries having swiftly established themselves as ideal locations for Data Center investment, green power, and innovative cooling technologies, a network of new, efficient, and agile data centers have been constructed from Reykjavik to Helsinki, and the North Poe to Viborg. Considerable projects by major corporations such as Facebook, Apple, IBM, Google, Yandex, and Bitcoin have highlighted the significant opportunities for outsourcing and investment in the area.…

Green Technology And The Cloud Industry

Green Technology And The Cloud Industry

Green Technologies Global warming and climate change are on top of world’s list of concerns and one of the reasons is our dependence on dirty energy from fossil fuels. We all consider the transportation sector as the main pollution source of our atmosphere, but is the IT industry really exempted from the blame? Governments around the globe usually have stringent standards on factory or industrial facility energy consumption and emission while the energy consumption in…

Finland and The Future of The Internet

Finland and The Future of The Internet

Finlands Internet Future In so many ways, the nations of Northern Europe seem to be a few steps ahead of the rest of the world – countries like Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland are frequently singled out for praise in areas as diverse as education, technology, and sheer happiness (despite the grey skies and bitter winters). It’s no wonder, then, that Scandinavia seems to be leading the way when it comes to the future of…

Clean Technology Leading Towards Eco-Friendly Hosting Services Worldwide

Clean Technology Leading Towards Eco-Friendly Hosting Services Worldwide

“Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.” William Ruckelshaus Clean Technology has found various definitions so far. According to Clean Edge (a clean technology research firm), it represents diverse products, processes and services, which make use of renewable energy sources and materials so that to drastically decrease wastes and emissions, and cut the use of natural resources. Generally, Clean Technology refers to renewable energy, recycling, green transportation, information technology, lighting,…