availability

Workload modeling software drives CPU energy efficiency

Posted in availability, computer-equipment, cpu, energy-efficiency, granola, performance, software on May 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Software offers opportunity to optimize processing to save energy. …

… “The idea here is that in the lower state your the CPU consumes less energy, thus making your computer more efficient. This system optimization is automatic and reportedly does not compromise performance or availability.” …

Via EarthTechling: Granola App

Terremark fire does not effect availability

Posted in availability, data-center-fire, high-availability, incident-management, terremark on May 5th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Terremark experiences a fire and manages to maintain data center service for its customers. …

… “The incident happened at about 12:30 a.m. Friday in a basement electrical room in Data Center B, the second of the two operational facilities at the NAP of the Capital Region. ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Terremark Fire

Data Center: NAP of the Capital Region’s headquarters building will be home to Terremark’s newest, state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC) and conference rooms featuring advanced audiovisual and teleconferencing equipment to connect Terremark employees and customers worldwide. The building, which will also house the company’s on-campus staff, is equipped with fully redundant backup systems for power and cooling infrastructure. 

Terremark delivers government and enterprise customers a comprehensive suite of managed solutions including managed hosting, colocation, disaster recovery, security, data storage and cloud computing services.  
 

Amazon Data Center Root Cause Analysis

Posted in amazon, availability, cloud-computing, data-center, outage, power-analysis, power-delivery, redundancy, root-cause-analysis, servers on December 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Amazon follows through on data center outage with root cause analysis. …

… “Prior to completing the repair of this unit, a second component, used to assure redundant power paths, failed as well, resulting in a portion of the servers in that availability zone losing power. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Amazon Identifies Cause Of Outage

Power Quality Differentiator

Posted in availability, differentiation, efficiency, power-quality, power-utilization, ups, utilization on November 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Clean and uninterrupted power can enable a data center to drive higher availability and lower unplanned downtime from electrical supply anomalies. Vendors are focusing on UPS modules and scalability to support better utilization rates. …

… “The quality of the power reaching data center equipment has a profound impact on its lifespan and its efficiency, say VARs with serious UPS practices, which they use to differentiate their business … ” …

Via Search IT, TechWatch: UPS

Hitachi Data Systems Green Data Center

Posted in availability, city-yokohama, country-japan, floor-space, green-data-center, hitachi, pue, reliability, security on August 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Hitachi Data Systems opens its Yokohama, Japan green data center. The data center incorporates natural cooling into its design and leverages a thermal hydraulic simulator to integrate the air conditioning system with the energy requirements of the equipment. …

… “The Yokohama Third Center is one of the most robust and reliable in the industry and occupies 10,000 square meters of total floor space. The newly opened green facility incorporates power-efficient data center technology designed to achieve a benchmarking rating of 1.6 PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), while offering among the industry‚Äôs highest level of reliability, availability and data security. ” …

Via Hitachi Data Systems: Robust and Reliable Green Data Center

Hitachi Green Data Center

Brazil Green Data Center

Posted in availability, country-brazil, energy-efficiency, financial-industry, green-it-solutions, ibm, productivity, space on May 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM will implement a modular green data center for ABC Brazil Bank using its best practices. …

… “In addition to occupying less space, the solution’s objective is to increase energy efficiency. The solution will also deliver high availability of the information technology (IT) environment higher employee productivity and easy access to customers’ data and information. ” …

Via IBM: ABC Bank Brazil Green Data Center Solution

Energy Service Levels

Posted in availability, energy-efficiency, high-availability, interdependence, it-services, performance, power-consumption, security, sla-service-level-agreement on January 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Good power management is integral to the optimal performance of the data center. …

… “What’s more, the interdependence of these SLAs adds a level of urgency since the organization that runs out of power will also likely be unable to meet performance, availability, and security requirements. ” …

Via GreenerComputing: The New SLA