Green datacentre planned by IBM

Virtualisation and energy-efficiency will reduce emissions

IBM is using a variety of green technologies for a US$86 million (NZ$112 million) datacentre expansion in Boulder, Colorado, that will be the company's largest datacentre in the world.

The project, involving energy-efficient power and high-density computing systems that use server and storage virtualisation, is part of IBM’s goal to double its datacentre capacity by 2010 without increasing energy usage or carbon emissions.

The new part of the expanded datacentre will be 45% more energy efficient than a typical IBM datacentre, the company says.

IBM’s decision to expand in Boulder was influenced by tax and fee rebates from the city as well as a grant from the Colorado state government to train the datacentre’s new workforce and other IBM employees.

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