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Amazon branded “dirtiest” web firm – major rejects “inaccurate data”

Environmental campaign group Greenpeace has slated Amazon Web Services (AWS) as “the dirtiest and least transparent” web firm, saying it is “far behind its major competitors, with zero reporting of its energy or environmental footprint to any source or stakeholder.” The cloud major has reacted angrily to the claims slamming Greenpeace’s US arm’s report Clicking… Read More

Green data centre planned for Glenrothes this summer

Work is due to start on a £40m green data centre in Glenrothes this summer after AOC Group submitted a planning application for a 75,000 sq ft facility. AOC Group director Alan O’Connor says the plans have had an “extremely positive response from planners and Council officials in Fife”. He said the development will create up… Read More

Green data centre’s secrets revealed

A new data centre has had its potential environmental impact massively reduced by using green data centre technologies which has also helped improved its power usage effectiveness (PUE). Adam Smith, director at Paragon Internet Group, the parent company of three cloud web hosting companies, told the Data Centre World conference about how the centre has… Read More

Cloud computing’s underappreciated eco-friendly credentials – and a reminder that in the data centre “Going Green” can also m...

One possibly neglected element of most service providers’ pitch is how eco-friendly the cloud is using fewer and more efficient machines and lower climate control costs for example. There is still a question mark over whether companies really care how green they are (beyond PR considerations) but one of the pluses of cloud is its… Read More

SAP to power its cloud computing infrastructure from 100% renewable energy – what about the rest?

OK.  So, we should own up; the cloud is no greener than on premise computing if it is still powered by carbon. But SAP has at least made a commitment that all its cloud infrastructure – or data centres – will be powered from renewable sources. In this blog GreenMonk’s Tom Raftery assesses what the… Read More