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Computing Coop for Yahoo Green Data Center

Posted in achievement, ambient-air-cooling, chicken-coop, data-center, design, effectiveness-rating, green-data-center, pue, yahoo on July 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dave Filo, Co-founder and Chief Yahoo, discusses Yahoo’s green techniques in its New York data center design, starting with low cost, low carbon energy sources (think Niagara Falls) and effective use of ambient air for cooling. It’s a chicken coop design. …

… “For data center geeks, we expect our Lockport, NY, data center design will have an annualized average PUE (power usage effectiveness) of 1.1 or better. To achieve that, we’ve come up with a unique building design that we call the Yahoo! Computing Coop … ” …

Via Yodel Anecdotal: Greener data centers

Flash Servers Lower Power Consumption

Posted in achievement, blade-server, drives, flash-memory, green-storage, power-consumption, server-efficiency, ssd, storage-systems on March 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SSD
Sun Microsystems will ship solid state drive Flash technology in its x64, chip multi-threaded Rack and Blade systems. …

… “This holistic systems approach helps customers achieve up to 65x faster response times, up to eight times better throughput, and up to 38% less power consumption than servers with traditional spinning hard disk drives. ” …

Via Sun: Enterprise Flash-Powered Servers

Cisco Data Center Architecture Evolution

Posted in achievement, cisco, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, networking, platform, power-consumption, server-efficiency, unified-communications, virtual-data-center, virtualization on March 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco extends its data center offerings with a new virtualization architecture, implementation services, and partnerships with technology leaders, business consultants, and channel partners. When implemented, the Cisco data center is expected to be more energy efficient through the power of the virtual computing model. …

… “Cisco introduces the Unified Computing System which unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a scalable, modular architecture that is managed as a single system. The Unified Computing System is the first offering in a new family of products which complements the Cisco data center portfolio. … Energy Efficiency – IT managers can achieve more energy efficient data centers with the Cisco Unified Computing System – it uses one-half the components, and requires less cabling and power/cooling than legacy server installations. ” …

Via Cisco: Compute, Networking and Virtualization in a Single Platform

Sustainability Organization Researches Green IT and Drives Carbon Footprint Reductions

Posted in accelerate, achievement, carbon-footprint, controls, emissions, energy-consumption, software, strategies, strategy, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, sustainable-development on March 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP creates a Chief Sustainability Officer role and a sustainability organization that will provide oversight of the company’s ambitious goal to reduce its carbon footprint and enable customers to better manage their sustainable development. The CSO role will own development of sustainable business solutions for customers and will conduct research and development into green IT solutions that decrease the use of computing resources. …

… “In spite of the fact that SAP’s carbon footprint is usually smaller than that of organizations in other industries with similar revenue, the company is striving for significant reductions. After analyzing its global environmental footprint, SAP announced its commitment to a 51-percent reduction of its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its year-2007 published baseline levels of 513,000t CO2 by year 2020. This will return SAP to its approximate year-2000 emissions level of 250,000t CO2. SAP initiated its first global GHG inventory in 2008 and will report performance and progress towards the target in its annual sustainability report. Using its own software solutions to monitor and manage its sustainability targets, SAP will achieve this reduction through significant abatement across all scopes of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the most widely used international carbon accounting tool. The target will apply not only to SAP’s own direct emissions, but also to indirect emissions such as business travel, which was 42 percent of SAP’s total footprint in 2007. The company’s reduction plans are based on aggressive abatement targets across direct and indirect emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3 as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the most widely used international carbon accounting tool), allowing offsets to be applied only to major indirect emissions sources that are out of the company’s direct control. SAP will focus on abatement over offsets and will pioneer and use new technologies that accelerate the abatement of carbon. It therefore does not plan to offset direct emissions or emissions related to energy consumption. ” …

Via SAP: Sustainable Business

Sun Microsystems Data Center Space Compression

Posted in achievement, consolidation, data-center, facility-design, server-consolidation, space, state-colorado, storage-systems, storage-technology, sun-microsystems on January 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sun Micro designs green data center in Bloomfield, Colorado
Sun Microsystems completes a new consolidated datacenter in Broomfield, Colorado, where a green design and energy efficient systems combine to achieve over $1million in savings and reduce the company’s U.S. carbon footprint by 6 percent. …

… “At the Broomfield facility, Sun was able to compress space 88 percent by deploying the Sun Fire T2000 Server with CoolThreads technology, the Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server, and Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server as well as Sun Open Storage. For instance, 63 servers plus 30 direct-attached storage devices were consolidated on just two Sun Fire X4600 servers. ” …

Via Sun Microsystems: Datacenter, Broomfield, Colorado.

Notebook EU Flower Certification

Posted in achievement, assessments, asus, award, certification, computer-equipment, drives, eco-certification, eco-friendly, epeat-gold, green-asus, initiatives, laptop, notebook-computer, sustainability on November 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

ASUS notebook receives EU Flower certification

ASUS achieves the first EU Flower Eco Award for computers on its N Series line of notebooks computers. …

… “This achievement validates the eco-friendliness of ASUS’ N Series notebooks, which had already been honored with prestigious EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold awards in October this year. On a broader note, it is also a reflection of the growing momentum of ASUS’ sustainability drive – Green ASUS – which it initiated in 2000. ” …

Via ASUS: Eco Certification for Computers

BREEAM LEED Data Center

Posted in achievement, breeam, building, certification, commitment, country-uk, data-centre, design, hsbc, leed-certification, operations, region-europe, standards on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers can be built and certified to LEED and BREEAM standards. …

… “HSBC has made a commitment that all new data centre builds within its global operations will be designed according to local environmentally accredited standards such as BREEAM and LEED. ” …

Via Web Wire: HSBC data centre

BREEAM: “Martin Townsend, the new director of BREEAM, says that BREEAM Energy Star will encourage the design innovation necessary to achieve the Chancellor’s policy objective of zero carbon non-domestic buildings by 2019. “

Green Enterprise DataCenter Strategy

Posted in achievement, collaboration, efficiency, energy-capacity, energy-consumption, enterprise, future, green-it-strategy, growth, ibm, improvement, it-project, it-services, it-strategy, maintenance, power-consumption, savings, services, strategies, strategy, transformation-project on September 15th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM and Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) will collaborate to implement a major transformation of the bank’s Enterprise Data Center strategy, which will incorporate energy efficiency objectives. …

… “With this NEDC transformation project, PSBank and IBM aim to achieve similar goals in reducing energy consumption as well as reducing cost, space and IT maintenance, while enhancing the efficiency and capacity of its data center facilities. This project is an example of how IBM is helping clients develop a new enterprise data center, which offers dramatic improvements in IT efficiency and provides for rapid deployment of new IT services to support future business growth. ” …

Via IBM: PSBank Enterprise Data Center Strategy

Desktop Virtualization Supports Green IT Strategy

Posted in achievement, benefits, challenge, cost-benefits, desktop-virtualization, desktops, electrical-system, enterprise, green-it-strategy, it-management, it-strategy, maintenance, management, ovum, power-efficiency, qumranet, savings, server-efficiency, solid-ice, strategies, strategy, ups, virtualization on August 1st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Qumranet shares report published by Ovum that offers an overview of desktop virtualization and the market opportunities and challenges. …

… “Solid ICE also offers IT managers easier access to remote desktops to provide maintenance and support, as well as instant, inherent disaster recovery. In addition, businesses deploying a green IT strategy can achieve a savings of up to two thirds on electric power with Solid ICE. Desktop virtualization – following in the footsteps of (and leveraging) the quickly expanding server virtualization market – is gaining a higher visibility among enterprise customers thanks to its potential management and cost benefits. ” …

Via Qumranet: Hosted Desktop Virtualization