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    Use Data Center PDUs to Reach Your Corporate Social Responsibility Goals

    by RJ Tee

    It’s important to realize that data centers — which are notorious energy hogs — need to be front and center in a CSR strategy. It’s impossible to build an effective and honest CSR strategy without reigning in and controlling your data center’s power output. So, how do you control your data center’s power output? The easiest, and most effective way, is to invest in tools that provide real-time power monitoring and environmental reporting at the rack level.

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    Take Baby Steps to a Greener Data Center

    by RJ Tee

    Over the last several weeks, green energy has emerged as a major topic of discussion among businesses. Facebook, for instance, recently announced a new $1 billion data center in Fort Worth, Texas that runs entirely on renewable energy. “This is one of the most advanced and energy-efficient data centers on the planet, and it features our Open Compute Project hardware designs that result in world-class levels of energy efficiency,” stated Site Manager KC Timmons. “Also, it’s cooled using outdoor air and direct evaporative cooling systems that emphasize both water and energy efficiency.”

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    So, You Say Your Data Center Is Green? Prove It!

    by RJ Tee

    According to a study from Unilever, there is now a $1 trillion market opportunity for companies that can successfully explain their sustainability practices to consumers. For many companies — particularly technology providers — the data center is a natural place to start. After all, data centers have a reputation for being notorious energy hogs, often using as much power as a small city. So businesses like to flip the script and differentiate their services by focusing on steps they are taking to become more environmentally responsible.

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    How to Get the Green Machine Rolling in Your Data Center

    by Josh Schaap

    You’re tired of maintaining the status quo while other data centers in your industry are going green. You’re ready to start using alternative energy, recycling heat, and implementing green infrastructure. So, how do you go about actually getting the ball rolling with green energy in your enterprise? Before you can ...

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    Five Reasons to be Thankful for Intelligent Data Center PDUs

    by RJ Tee

    One tool that every data center administrator can be thankful for this year is intelligent power distribution units (PDUs). Recent advancements in the data center PDU market have drastically improved the way that power is managed at the rack level. Over the last few years, intelligent PDUs have gone from a disruptive new technology to a staple tool — and something that every data center should be using to streamline efficiencies. So in the spirit of Turkey Day, here are five reasons to be thankful for intelligent PDUs.

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    Federal Data Centers: Use Switched POPS PDUs to Save Money

    by RJ Tee

    A new bill is being considered in Washington, D.C. that would directly impact federal data centers. According to The Stack, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Energy Efficient Government Technology Act (HR 306), which would require every federal agency to provide a detailed report outlining the exact steps that are being taken to improve energy efficiency in their data center and computing environments.

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