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  • Innovative Sustainability Practices to Eventually Reach Mainstream Data Centers: Insights from 7x24 Exchange Conference

    IHS Technology
    On the second day of the 7x24 Exchange fall conference, here in San Antonio, John Pflueger, Tahir Cader, and David Sterlace sat down to talk about sustainability and efficiency in the data center.

    The conversation centered on the continued need for energy management in the data center and the huge strides that have been made in the last few years, not least of which are the Green Grid’s many metrics for measuring and therefore, hopefully, managing energy consumption going forward.

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  • 7x24 Exchange a la San Antone

    Mission Critical
    We all just got back from Texas and the 7x24 Exchange. This year the venue was the JW Marriott San Antonio Hills and the theme was “Commitment to Excellence.” Once again the 7x24 conference team delivered just that … with the best of everything available to over 750 attendees. We all shared snow crab claws and jumbo shrimp on Sunday evening.

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  • Pssst, we are going to eat the Best barbecue from Franklin in Austin

    Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog
    Some of my DC friends are going to have some time to network in Austin after 7x24 Exchange San Antonio.

    Thanks to John Dunaway’s efforts we have Franklin’s bbq for tonight.

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  • Europe-U.S. Data Transfer Deal Used by Many Firms Ruled Invalid

    Reuters
    The EU’s highest court struck down a deal that allows thousands of companies to easily transfer personal data from Europe to the United States, in a recent landmark ruling that follows revelations of mass U.S. government snooping.

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  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Google’s Network Infrastructure

    Google Research Blog
    Pursuing Google’s mission of organizing the world’s information to make it universally accessible and useful takes an enormous amount of computing and storage. In fact, it requires coordination across a warehouse-scale computer. Ten years ago, we realized that we could not purchase, at any price, a datacenter network that could meet the combination of our scale and speed requirements. So, we set out to build our own datacenter network hardware and software infrastructure.

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  • New Data Center Metric Targets Probability and Risk

    Data Center Frontier
    Do we need another data center metric? A new data center metric to measure probability and risk was proposed at the 7×24 Exchange Spring 2015 Conference. Read about the highlights of the presentation by Steve Fairfax of MTechnology.

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  • 7x24 Exchange Spring 2015 Keynote Astronaut Mark Kelly – “Endeavour to Succeed”

    Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog
    Get the highlights of the 7×24 Exchange Spring 2015 Conference Keynote entitled “Endeavour to Succeed” presented by Astronaut Mark Kelly.

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  • Data Center Industry Leaders Reach Agreement on Guiding Principles for Energy Efficiency Metrics

    As business demands and energy costs for data centers rise, owners and operators have focused on the energy efficiency of the data center as a whole, frequently using energy efficiency metrics. However, the metrics are not always applied clearly and consistently. To address these inconsistencies, a group of leaders from across the industry met on January 13, 2010 to agree on data center energy efficiency measurements, metrics, and reporting conventions. Organizations represented were the 7×24 Exchange, ASHRAE, The Green Grid, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, U.S. Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now and Federal Energy Management Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program, U.S. Green Building Council, and Uptime Institute.

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