applications

Data Center Study

Posted in applications, complexity, data-center, productivity, study, symantec on January 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center leadership is being delivered by mid-sized enterprises according to Symantec study. Expect businesses in this market space to accelerate adoption of data center efficiency strategies. …

… “Top data center concerns include increased complexity and too many applications. Most enterprises have 10 or more data center initiatives rated as somewhat or absolutely important and 50 percent expect significant changes to their data centers in 2010. Half of all enterprises say applications are growing somewhat/quickly and half are finding it difficult and costly to meet service level agreements (SLAs). One-third of all enterprises say staff productivity is hampered by too many applications. Adding to the complexity is the continued increase in data causing 71 percent of organizations to consider data reduction technologies such as deduplication. ” …

Via Symantec: 2010 State of the Data Center Study

Intelligent PC Power Management

Posted in applications, conservation, energy-consumption, pc, personal-computers, power-conservation, power-down, power-management, software on October 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Smart power management for personal computers identifies opportunities for power conservation and takes action without negative impacts on systems. …

… “For example, they can locate systems with hibernation disabled and re-enable it. They can shut down applications and save files before powering down the system. ” …

Via InfoWorld: Centralized PC power managers

Microsoft Azure Virtual Data Center Move

Posted in applications, azure, change-management, hosting, microsoft, migration-solutions, preparation, storage-provisioning, tax-laws on August 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft is working with its users of the Azure hosting service to migrate applications across data centers to minimize local tax implications. …

… “This change is in preparation for our migration out of the northwest region. Due to a change in local tax laws, we’ve decided to migrate Windows Azure applications out of our northwest data center prior to our commercial launch this November. This means that all applications and storage accounts in the USA – Northwest region will need to move to another region in the next few months, or they will be deleted. ” …

Via Microsoft: Migrating from USA, Northwest

Green Application Design

Posted in applications, design, green-it-strategy, objective, requirements, storage-provisioning, transaction-volume on March 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Take a holistic approach to green IT by designing your applications right from the start. …

… “The objective is to reduce redundant business requirements and to optimize application design. The benefit is a reduction in transaction volumes and data storage requirements. ” …

Via BeyeNETWORK: Holistic View of the Green Technology Ecosystem

SaaS Green Benefits

Posted in applications, energy-efficiency, initiatives, it-services, saas, software, software-as-a-service on January 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Software as a Service model for application delivery enables companies to support their sustainability initiatives through energy efficiencies. …

… “In a time when going green is high on many companies’ priority lists, SaaS provides a great way to improve business processes on both fronts. ” …

Via E-Commerce News: SaaS

Data Center Carbon Footprint Benchmarks

Posted in applications, carbon-footprint, climate-change, data-centers, density, enterprise, enterprise-computing, hardware, heat-load, infrastructure, it-infrastructure, podcasts, yahoo on December 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Podcast discusses benchmarks for data center carbon footprint. …

… “(1) making the IT infrastructure as efficient as possible in terms of hardware and applications, (2) confronting the heat and density challenge of enterprise computing data centers … ” …

Via The Uptime Institute: Yahoo Climate and Energy Director