Friday, 24 December 2010

Innovative IT Recycling Competitions

Carbon3IT Ltd are sponsoring the Innovative IT Recycling Competitions being run by the British Computer Society, more information can be found on this link

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Seasons Greetings.

We wish all our readers, customers and clients a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

We have a lot of things planned for the New Year including taking the ITILv3 Foundation Course & Exam.
We are talking to a number of potential customers in January, why not request a meeting to discuss your Green IT needs or just for a chat about Green IT and what it can do for your business.
Please contact on or telephone us on 01926 843389 or 07897 780337

Monday, 20 December 2010

Still want to get into the cloud?

Only last week I was speaking to a chap at the Green Grid Technical Update EMEA about the prospect of the law entering a data centre and getting up to mischief.

Well, it seems that its already happened judging by this link

I think we can agree that the law in what ever form it takes is not technically savvy, and if any criminals and by this I mean kiddie porners, fraudsters and other ner'do wells have access to or own any item within a cloud data centre where your equipment is also housed, then you can expect some disruption.
Policemen will just take everything or seal the building preventing access, they'll also cut the comms links and they wont be very careful about it.

In this case the FBI took routers and network access equipment and I am sure I dont have to remind you that the network is what controls access to your equipment and in a hosted environment also provides the means for your virtual server to be moved in the event of a equipment or power outage.

Another very good reason to be very careful when you choose to get into the cloud

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Good Day

Well, today I attended the Green Grid Technical Update for EMEA.

Lots of things coming down the line from them, including the Data Centre Maturity Model, basically an extended and enhanced best practices guidelines to be read in conjunction with the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres. We were advised that the Server manufacturers are really upping the ante with energy efficiency measures, and the advice is to put pressure on your server supplier regarding energy efficient equipment. this will in turn get fed back to the server manufacturers and hopefully lead to further innovation in the server sector.

I also had some good news, I passed my last OU Module and have been awarded a degree.
I can now put BSc (Hons) Tech (Open) after my name! I am very pleased, its only taken 7 years!

As the festive season is upon I would like to take the opportunity to wish all our readers the very best for the holiday season.

We'll see you in the New Year unless there is something really juicy to let you all know about.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

CRC Consultation Ends 17th December

The government has organised a couple of amendments to the CRC which can be found on this link:

CRC Consultation

The rationale and the proposals in detail can be found on this link:

I have been asked by the BCS Data Centre Specialist Group to review these proposals and how they will impact DCoperators, this is in progress and will be posted on the BCS website when completed.

The BCS DCSG will not be providing a response to the actual consultation as the timescale is too short to allow proper consultation with DCSG members.

Anyway, if you are a DC operator take a look at the proposals and if you have anything to say, make a response.