Triple Pundit launches green data center series

One of the organizations I have started to discussions with is regarding green data centers.  Here is background on 3p.

Welcome to 3p

about-logo3pTriple Pundit is an innovative new-media company that brings clarity to the triple bottom line impact of business, by providing intelligent, balanced analysis of new business initiatives, startups, corporate titans and cube-dwelling change agents.

We are critical optimists who write about the creation and development of sustainable organizations, brands, and business cultures- innovative solutions that make business better. We strive to bring solutions to the forefront, but we don’t have all the answers. You can help us shape the future of 3P – and conscious business – by joining in the conversation and sharing your ideas.

And 3p’s intro post for the topic.

3p’s Data Center Week: Creating a Context for Green IT

By Ashwin Seshagiri | November 9th, 2009 0 Comments

green data centerFor many of us, the data center is something we all know exists; and as we have been reading more and more, it is something that needs “greening” to improve large corporations’ environmental footprints.

Yet, aside from the select few that work and think about data centers on a day-to-day basis, the majority of the public, business leaders, and even sustainability experts couldn’t explain how data centers work, let alone what it takes to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.

Over the course of the week, 3p will be showcasing the perspectives of experts and thought leaders in the data center industry, as well trend analysis, in an attempt to create a context for how they fit within the larger economic and environmental bottom lines.

Stay tuned.

The first post I contributed is on data centers as information factories. I wrote my own first draft of the article to this audience and the editor Ashwin Seshagiri helped polish the post for the 3p audience, so this is a repeat of ideas already on my blog.

Data Centers as Information Factories

By 3p Guest Author | November 9th, 2009 0 Comments


By Dave Ohara, Data Center Consultant and Publisher of

Information Factory

Photo Courtesy of Google

I have been writing on the Green Data Center topic for more than two years. After more than 1,000 blog posts, one of the things that I have found is the name “data center” doesn’t mean what most people who don’t work on them think they are. In the past, there was one corporate building that was the place where data was housed for the corporation. But now, that no longer is the case.

A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. New technologies and practices were designed to handle the scale and the operational requirements that came with the dot com boom. The standard for Fortune 500 companies now is to have multiple data centers around the world to provide information availability, disaster recovery, and reliability. What does it mean to have multiple centers of data? If you green the data center, what is actually getting greened? And how?

Ashwin has been asking for data center experts he could have discussions with and I have been introducing him to people who can contribute to the green data center topic.  As 3p puts up interesting content that you could use for those are not savvy in data center speak, I’ll reference.