The Green Grid Forum 2012 is next week and this year marks its 5th anniversary. The conference theme is “Achieving Greater Productivity and Environmental Sustainability,” and experts will come together to discuss IT and resource efficiencies trends that will affect business computing environments now and in the future.

In keeping with the topic, this week my mashup focus is on news sources and blogs of late touting green initiatives in the data center biz. From Apple to Facebook to Internap, and everything in between, business is keen on green. Whether it is reducing their carbon footprint, boosting efficiencies for power usage and cooling, or improving customer service, more and more companies are seeing the benefits of green energy-efficient colocation facilities.

Some recent coverage includes:

As business continues to find ways to be green, we here at Internap are also creating a more eco-friendly colocation environment. And, if you are interested, feel free to tour any of our premium data centers.

Stay tuned for the next mashup, next Wednesday. Let me know if you want me to cover a particular topic. Happy to oblige.