Tag Archives : #Sustainability


CenturyLink builds in central Washington  

CenturyLink is on the move again, this time into central Washington with this month’s announcement of a new data centre at Moses Lake. Designed for initial ramp to 8 megawatts, and ultimately for 30 megawatts of IT load, this new facility is part of the company’s aggressive expansion plan. It also functions as a good […]

Drew Leonard, VP global colocation, CenturyLink

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Adapting renewable energy to the data centre  

Context: do renewables have a place in the data centre environment? Interest in renewables is driven by two key requirements: environmental sustainability and energy savings. Power consumption within a data centre environment is substantial, accounting for almost half of total operating expenses. When one factors in escalating and unpredictable energy costs, along with fees associated […]


Life in ‘interesting’ times  

The following article, developed by Michael O’Neil and Mary Allen, first appeared in April/May 2015 edition of Claims Canada magazine. While most of us seek to fill our days with interesting activities, the expression “may you live in interesting times” is generally thought to be a curse. Insurers would likely agree with this interpretation, as […]

Glenn McGillivray, managing director, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

Rich Ungar, North American business manager for data center automation, ABB

DCIM: An ‘Operating System’ for the Data Center

Context: the evolution of DCIM scope Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is a powerful management solution with a complex provenance. Rooted in building automation, computer-based control systems for monitoring and managing mechanical and electrical services to improve security and better regulate a facilities’ energy demand, the first applications of DCIM were typically targeted at data […]


451 Research: Uptime Institute finds datacenters still differentiated by vision, design and efficiency

InsightaaS: In the spirit of the Uptime Institute’s founding raison d’etre – the sharing of best practice in data centre design, technology and operation, InsightaaS is pleased to present here a review article on winners of the annual Brill Awards for Efficient IT. Established to honour the late founder of the Uptime Institute, Ken Brill, […]

Andy Lawrence, research VP, datacenter technologies & eco-efficient IT,  451 Research Group