Author Archive | Rien Dijkstra

Reduction of data center electricity use, recession or green IT?

onathan Koomey just released a new study on data center electricity use in 2010 with some remarkable findings. It is a follow-up of the 2008 article: “Worldwide electricity used in data centers.” Some key findings: Electricity used in US data centers in 2010 was significantly lower than predicted by the EPA’s 2007 report to Congress on […]

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Power grid crisis Japan hits data centers

In the aftermath of the big earthquake in Japan it becomes more and more clear that the crisis in the critical power grid infrastructure isn’t over yet and is also hitting another critical infrastructure, data centers. Data released by the Japan Atomic Industry Forum showed that only 17 of Japan’s 54 nuclear power reactors were […]

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