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When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT's direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology ...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will in...
As I’m sure most readers of this blog already know, tech media company Gigaom shut its doors earlier this week. Stalwarts of Gigaom’s public-facing news site such as Stacey Higginbotham, Derrick Harris, and founder Om Malik have already offered personal perspectives on their own sites,...
There have been a flurry of "green cloud" announcements recently, and that got us thinking about the relationship between green IT and saving money. Green is also the color of money, after all, and companies are discovering that reducing data center costs leads to substantial green ben...
Depending on who or what is your sphere of influence, or your sources of information and insight are, there will be different views of tiering, particular when it comes to tiered storage and storage tiering for cloud, virtual and traditional environments. Recently I did piece over at ...
The data center industry, especially cloud providers, has recently been in the spotlight for massive power consumption. For example, if the industry were a country, it would be in the Top 15 users of energy, somewhere between Spain and Italy. The 30+ Gigawatts pushed through data cente...
That’s some serious savings, even in a state where just about everything seems to cost just a bit more. A recent study has found that moving common software applications used by 86 million U.S. workers to the cloud could save enough energy annually to power Los Angeles for a year. Th...
Calling it a full-fledged tree-hugger may be a slight overstatement, but cloud computing is being viewed as an eco-friendly service that reduces the number of machines and the carbon footprint of enterprises. Thanks to virtualization and server utilization rates of around 60-70 percen...
“Social and word of mouth are important to the solar industry,” noted Candice Adams, Marketing Manager for Trinity Solar, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, “many of us do the majority of our social networking on our mobile devices and the cloud is th...
Stagnant budgets, overwhelming data growth, and new user and application demands, are just a few of the many challenges that are putting IT organizations under more pressure today than ever before. As a result, a new approach is required. The session being given by Hitachi Data Systems...
Heavy handed Government Legislation will not lead to a healthier planet. Companies, and indeed consumers, must be given both the choice and the chance to adopt a ‘green’ model that suits their needs and that they can personally engage with on an emotional and fiscal level. It was form...
“Most people in the IT industry don’t know that it’s a dirty business. Information takes room and it takes energy to maintain and this information is growing in an exponential fashion,” explained Steven Cangiano, Solar Sales Consultant at Trinity Solar, in this SYS-CON.tv interview wit...
Intel told the Wall Street Journal that it’s gotten the power consumption of the fourth-generation mainstream Haswell Core chip due out sometime next year down 41% from where it thought it would be. At 10W it should mean thinner, lighter laptops with longer battery life. Good thing t...
NIST defines cloud computing as a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management...
An ex TV weatherman built a weather graphics business only to find his server farm got mighty hot in the summer. What's an entrepreneur to do? Build a blade server business that uses conventional components that are swappable for greater reliability and lower operating cost. Open plat...
How much flash (or DRAM) based Solid State Device (SSD) do you want or need? IBM recently took a flash step announcing it wants and needs more SSD capabilities in different packaging and functionality capabilities to meet the demands and opportunities of customers, business partne...
Keeping in mind that there is no such thing as a data or information recession, not to mention that people and data are living longer, there is the need to discuss expanding data footprints. When researching his new article over on SearchSolidstateStorage.com John Hilliard reached out ...
Cloud computing already has trimmed some businesses' IT costs. But a report found that it also could be the next big thing to help reduce their energy use, according to greenbiz.com The fourth annual Energy Efficient IT Report – by technology products and services seller CDW – calls c...
Technologies that make buildings smarter and more energy efficient continue to evolve at a rapid pace, with new entrants and solutions announced every week. Many of the new products and services center on the big data that buildings produce in real time. Buildings have been producing v...
Back in 2009, when I started the Green IT Practice for EcomNets, I was optimistic that every company would adopt the top 10 strategies for Green IT immediately. After gaining no visible business, I realized that I was the consummate early-adopter. Back then, nobody knew there was a c...
As we enter the third month of 2012, we can but hope that this should be the year that the UK Government finally realises that its Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme is bad for business. Introduced under the banner of helping UK industry to become more energy efficient it seems to want...
Every time someone asks me what I do, I tell them, "I'm the Green IT Guy and I help companies and organizations become energy efficient from the desktop to the data center, from hardware to software, from the network to the virtual cloud." It took me a while to articulate that. For s...
I wonder how much Vivek Kundra's departure will slow down the government's innovation, which is already too slow! I may be able to understand Vivek's frustration with the Federal Government. He is responsible for Data.gov. His plans to consolidate over 800 federal data centers, the ...
How can our generation (expert in creating profits out of virtual nothingness) do something real to leave a legacy that can be dug up by the three eyed monsters of the future? Among the innate PR I repeatedly churn out on this blog, I try to imprint the odd piece with some remote inte...
The green data center will replace the traditional data center as power and cooling costs continue to grow relative to IT hardware and support costs. Last week I had a brief meeting with Yoram Heller of hot cloud player Morphlabs and we talked about the next wave of cloud innovations....
Data Centre Europe 2011 Conference, Nice: Sentry42's new 60,000 sq. ft. colocation data centre in Norwich, Norfolk, will launch next week with the latest energy efficient technology for heating , cooling and lighting. The company's Managing Director, Alex Rabbetts, announced the low en...
Facebook has been quietly working on building an energy-efficient data center at the lowest possible cost for a year or two and Thursday it open sourced the infrastructure it created under what it calls the Open Compute Project, figuring that many eyes might improve on it. “We are no...
This article focuses on the need for inclusive development in India with Accessible -Affordable -Interactive crowdsourcing platform for Agriculturists and consumers. This would enable National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture with convergence and integration of traditional knowledge...
We all remember the Internet bubble back in 1999-2000 era. Start-ups were getting huge valuations. The joke then was – if you are 27 years old and not a millionaire, then you are a failure. All you needed was a sign-board saying “new internet company” and stand on Sand Hill Road. Sever...
“Today’s CIO needs to manage complex IT transformations or major shifts in strategy and explain how those directly benefit the business.” Christine Kincaid – SVP Security Global Strategy, Citigroup. This week leading CIOs from the US have met in Miami to tackle the day-to-day issues...
Through the 'Rack4Acres' initiative, in conjunction with Rainforest Concern and supported by Green IT magazine, iomart Hosting will sponsor an acre of cloud rainforest for every additional megawatt of power that is consumed from September this year within its five UK data centres. This...
Nimsoft, CA’s cloud resource monitoring entity, has signed up Iceland’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) start-up, GreenQloud, as a customer. GreenQloud, as its name suggests, claims to have a unique, carbon-neutral compute cloud called Truly Green that takes advantage of Iceland’s...
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a provider of advanced memory technology, announced on Tuesday that it has expanded its ‘Green Memory’ initiative going beyond DRAM and solid state drives (SSDs) to include several memory products for PC and mobile application areas. At the seventh annua...
Earth Rangers is focused on working with children to help protect biodiversity. Our long-term goal is to partner with them to protect enough natural habitats to ensure the lasting survival of all species in Canada, where we are based. We take our mission to “Bring Back the Wild” seriou...
In the Part 1, I discussed the benefits of virtualization. In Part 2, I will discuss how virtualization impacts the IT organization and the various areas where virtualization plays a key role. Over the long run, consolidation and virtualization are sure to yield financial results for...
Green IT is no longer just a fashionable subject for debate among systems managers. At a time when companies of all sizes are forced to do more with less, establishing environmental policies actually allows companies to increase their efficiency, reduce costs and improve their corporat...
Starting a server company these days is like setting out to cross the cold, dark, unforgiving Atlantic in a dinky Viking long boat. It’s not an adventure for the faint of heart. The bards only tell tales about those who made landfall, not those who got swamped and drowned. And the co...
Cloud adoption has been steadily growing over the years, but both in spite of and because of the economy, 2010 promises to be the inflection point of wide-scale cloud adoption. Those companies that were unaware, or semi-aware of the cloud can no longer ignore the strong value propositi...
In a Carlyle Group kind of move, Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair – he of the great rhetoric even if he was Labor – has become a senior advisor on public policy to Khosla Ventures, the $1.1 billion green VC fund run by Sun co-founder Vinod Khosla. Blair’s not merely decorativ...
Despite the global recovery, sixteen countries have had their ratings downgraded since the start of 2010 showing a prevalent commercial risk. However, Australia has bucked the trend with its risk grade being upgraded and even championed as the "safest country to invest". However, to...