analysis

Data Center Health Monitoring

Posted in analysis, automation, autonomic-computing, cloud-computing, ibm, monitoring, services on December 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM offers data center monitoring capabilities via the cloud, with scalable services based on company need and size. …

… “When the service detects a potential problem – such as running out of resource capacity – it automatically alerts IT operations and displays the relevant information in a dashboard to help analyze and correct the issue. Using IBM’s autonomic computing capabilities, the service can be programmed to automate certain tasks that enable the affected system to self-heal when faced with certain issues. ” …

Via IBM: Monitor Data Center with Cloud Service

Asia Green Certification

Posted in analysis, calculation, certification, content-management, enterprise, foxconn, green-it-solutions, ibm, partnership, region-asia, software, solutions, technology-managers on March 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM plans green solutions and services in Asia
IBM will collaborate with partners to deliver green certification through its enterprise content management solution. …

… “In addition to calculating carbon emissions, GreenCert provides instant data analysis and test reports that allow customers to use it as a base for carbon trading. Foxconn will make a significant investment leveraging IBM software and hardware technology to enable this analysis and management. At Kaohsiung Software Park, they will recruit several hundred software engineers with special industry skills to help make the GreenCert technology system meet the specific needs of different Asian industries. Additionally, it will help enterprises in the Asia Pacific region realize their social responsibilities toward energy savings and carbon emissions reductions. ” …

Via IBM: Asia Pacific Region Carbon Emissions

Analyze Carbon Footprint and Action Plan

Posted in actions, analysis, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, ibm, incentives, it-services, model, plan, purchasing, recommendations, services on February 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM carbon footprint services
IBM offers set of client services aimed at understanding and reducing the carbon footprint, with impacts of up to 90 percent for datacenters and a corresponding reduction in cost. …

… “The Strategic Carbon Management offering uses a number of IBM consulting processes to help companies perform this analysis, including a carbon management diagnostic, carbon footprinting, green action planning and business case modeling. It uses measuring and monitoring tools and dashboards to help clients analyze a wide range of issues and opportunities, including carbon trading, regulations and incentives. The Component Business Model approach breaks the company down into logical segments – finance, operations, purchasing, etc. – and then provides an analysis as to which ones are the most energy and CO2 emissions intensive. ” …

Via IBM: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Sentilla Intelligent Power Strips

Posted in analysis, controls, data-centers, energy-consumption, energy-management, measurements, platform, sentilla, server-efficiency, technology-managers on February 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla power monitoring
Sentilla Corp debuts its Energy Manager system that monitors and analyzes the power profile of a data center. This tool enables IT management to understand power consumption and take action to improve energy efficiency. …

… “The core of Sentilla’s technology is a series of tiny microprocessors embedded in intelligent power strips that easily integrate into any existing data center, measuring energy consumption at the server level to generate an actionable profile of use in a single snapshot that can be remotely managed. With the resulting insight into real-world conditions directly at the source of power activity, change or consumption, Sentilla’s platform enables users to take control of their energy use and carbon footprint. ” …

Via Sentilla: Energy Measurement and Management Platform for Data Centers

Green Data Center Reporting

Posted in analysis, benefits, cost-benefits, data-center, green-data-center, green-grid, heat-load, management-tools, metrics, power-analysis, power-conservation, power-savings, product-launch, savings, software, space, value on January 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackwise implements green reporting in its data center management software. …

… “RACKWISE DCM 3.4 introduces the Green Report giving data center organizations the ability to Green the data center as per The Green Grid‘s metrics, and Cost/Savings Analysis, which quantifies the monetary value of proposed changes in a data center related to power, heat, and space. ” …

Via RACKWISE: New Product for the Data Center

Data Center Thermal Analysis

Posted in analysis, cooling-system, data-center, hp-hewlett-packard, thermal-analysis on November 22nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Energy and Utilization Analysis

Posted in analysis, cooling-system, energy-monitoring, ibm, power-utilization, temperature-control, utilization on October 22nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM tool creates analysis of data center temperature gradients. …

Data Center Power Analysis

Posted in analysis, best-practice, calculation, data-center, efficiency, leadership, management, measurements, mission, optimization, optimize, power-analysis, power-consumption, practices, raritan, server-efficiency on October 4th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan‘s leader, Herman Chan, will discuss identification and optimization of power problem spots. …

… “Chan’s presentation — Optimize Power through Server Analysis — focuses on the need to measure power at the device level in order to improve data center energy efficiency. His AFCOM talk will explore the myths and realities of power measurement and new tools and methodologies for calculating data center power efficiency. ” …

Via Marketwatch: Data Center Power Expert from Raritan

AFCOM: “Our mission is to enable data center management professionals to share industry best practices by providing a forum for dissemination of critical information … “

LEED Certified Data Center

Posted in analysis, building, certification, commitment, conservation, data-center, design, initiatives, leed-certification, monsanto, operations, power-conservation, state-missouri, sustainability, sustainable-development on September 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Monsanto’s Missouri data center leverages green designs and achieves LEED certification. This data center supports the company’s global business processes and operations. …

… “The data center’s LEED certification complements Monsanto’s commitment to sustainability. Every day the data center helps Monsanto scientists analyze terabytes of data collected from laboratories, field trials, and breeding stations from around the world. In June, Monsanto launched the Sustainable Yield Initiative which is a three-point commitment to develop better seeds, conserve resources, and help improve farmers’ lives. ” …

Via Monsanto: Leadership In Energy Efficient Design (LEED) Certification Data Center

Monsanto Data Center: “The $21 million, 40,000 square-foot building will provide for the company’s growing global data and computation needs. The new center houses Monsanto’s vast computing network that supports areas of the business from analyzing data collected for molecular breeding to processing a customer’s seed order information.”

Monsanto Timelapse Video: “Data Center Construction Video”

DataCenter Lean Six Sigma

Posted in analysis, approach, carbon-dioxide-emissions, conservation, efficiency, emissions, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, green-sigma, ibm, information-technology, it-services, it-strategy, lean-manufacturing, lean-six-sigma, metrics, operations, power-conservation, program, services, six-sigma, strategies, strategy on August 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM brands a set of consulting services that will evaluate the IT organization for opportunities to increase energy efficiency and minimize waste. …

… “IBM’s Green Sigma consulting offering is based on Lean Six Sigma, a business strategy for carefully analyzing operations to improve overall efficiency, lower costs, increase quality, and add, change or eliminate activities and processes to improve overall performance. IBM’s Green Sigma consulting offering is based on Lean Six Sigma, a business strategy for carefully analyzing operations to improve overall efficiency, lower costs, increase quality, and add, change or eliminate activities and processes to improve overall performance. IBM’s own conservation efforts have saved 4.6 billion kWh of electricity and $310 million in costs, and avoided over three million metric tons of CO2 emissions since 1990. The company’s work-at-home program for employees saves roughly eight million gallons of gasoline annually. ” …

Via IBM: Measured Approach to Going Green: Green Sigma Consulting