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The Green Ones

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When it comes to data centers, green is hot. Many data centers are now being built from the ground to run on reusable energy, cut down on the amount of energy, and reduce the carbon footprint. Here are a few interesting facts we uncovered in the last year.

Verne Global’s data center in Keflavik, Iceland

  • 100% carbon neutral

  • 100% renewable energy (geothermal and hydroelectric power)

  • 100% freely cooled (Iceland’s ambient temperatures to provide free cooling)

CG Tech Services data center in Shoreline, Washington

  • 100% solar powered (powered by 120 on-site solar panels which generate electricity for the entire infrastructure)

  • 100% carbon free

  • emissions saved each year by the solar panels:
    34,488+ pounds of CO2 (greenhouse)
    50.6+ pounds of Nitrogen Oxide (smog)
    37.4+ pounds of Sulfate (acid rain).

The Safe Ones

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Data centers have always had to be secure. They also have had to be safe. Here’s a few interesting notes about one of the data centers that could rival Fort Knox.

Tulip Data Center in Bangalore, India developers

  • 20 generators

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