Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Victoria University green data centre
According to media reports a green data centre will designed and built for Victoria University by IBM. This is expected to save $300,000 on electricity costs over ten years, which is not much, but hopefully there will be other benefits, including a reduction of 230 tonnes of CO2e per year. From the media reports it sounds like this will not actually be a single data centre but more a management scheme for the university's computers. While not mentioned in the announcement, one option would be to locate large servers off site in an IBM managed facility.