Official Google Blog Post, Efficient Data Center Summit

Google has their official web site on their Efficient Data Center up.

Efficient Data Center Summit
April 1st 2009

On April 1st, we hosted leaders of the IT industry to discuss best practices for improving data center efficiency. The day was spent discussing how to make significant reductions in resource use while meeting service requirements. Saving electricity and water is not just good for the environment, it makes good business sense too. Being "green" reduces operating costs and can keep our industry competitive; it is the economic advantage that makes efficiency truly sustainable.

For those who could not attend in person, you can view the slide decks from the event below, or watch videos of the entire day here:

Part 1: Green Grid, Google's PUE, What's Next

Part 2: Best Practices, Data Center Tour, Panel Q & A

Part 3: Sustainable Data Centers, Water Management, Wrap Up

And, they have their blog post on it to spread the word.

Designing lean, green, energy-saving machines

4/09/2009 12:32:00 PM

Last week Google hosted a Data Center Efficiency Summit, bringing together approximately 160 industry leaders to share insights and best practices. Since it was April Fool's Day, we threw in a few jokes to keep the atmosphere fun (oil-cooled data center, anyone?), but the topic is serious: How can the IT industry keep growing while also exercising good environmental stewardship?
We disclosed for the first time details about the design of our ultra-efficient data centers. We also provided a first-ever video tour of a Google container data center as well as a water treatment facility. We detailed how we measure data center efficiency and discussed how we reduced our facility energy use by up to 85%. The engineers who developed our efficient battery backup solution even brought an actual Google server to the event.