benefits

Data Center Convergence Benefits

Posted in benefits, convergence, data-center, networking, networking-consolidation on August 29th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Tangible Benefits of Data Center Consolidation Projects

Posted in benefits, consolidation, data-center-consolidation, energy-reduction, hp-hewlett-packard on June 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP achieves financial and sustainability benefits from its data center consolidations. A significant amount of equipment was refurbished and sold. …

… “We have now consolidated our existing data centers to just six in three locations. By doing so we have achieved a 60% reduction in annual energy use through thermal mapping, virtualisation, technology refresh. ” …

Via CXOToday: HP Data Center Program

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

Strategy ReThink

Posted in benefits, electricity-usage, energy-efficiency, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, virtual-data-center, virtual-storage, virtualization on January 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Server virtualization delivers green benefits
Sustainable growth and efficiency combine to make virtualization a strategic choice for more enterprises. …

… “virtualization provides a business with an opportunity to do far more than simply cut its electricity bill; it also provides an opportunity to completely rethink the existing IT strategy and reorganize practices and management responsibilities … ” …

Via CIO: Green Benefits

Green Infrastructure 2.0

Posted in accelerate, automation, benefits, cisco, dynamic-infrastructure, green-data-center, growth, infrastructure, infrastructure-2, initiatives, it-project, payback, system-automation on December 8th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cost reduction initiatives could accelerate the adoption of dynamic infrastructure technologies and have synergy effects on the growth of green data center projects. …

… “Cisco’s green data center initiatives could be given a sizable boost from dynamic infrastructure, because system automation would bring bigger payoffs. ” …

Via Seeking Alpha: Infrastructure 2.0

Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Access

Posted in analytical-tools, assessments, benefits, collaboration, consolidation, energy-efficiency, government, green-it-strategy, high-availability, information-technology, it-project, it-strategy, pilots, practices, strategies, strategy on November 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Recommendations for collaboration between government and industry include improving information availability for energy efficiency in data centers. …

… “Improve access to information – Develop and consolidate information about technical and organizational best practices for energy efficiency in data centers; information should include analytical tools for technology, as well as financial and risk assessments; information should also include simple checklists, such as basic items to consider for new IT projects; use pilot projects and test centers to develop real data on costs and benefits. ” …

Via U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategy Workshop: Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: Recommendations (PDF)

Align Green IT with Cost Savings for Success

Posted in alignment, benefits, business-benefits, cost-benefits, forrester-research, green-it-strategy, growth, savings on November 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sustainability can be aligned with business growth and profitability to enable progress on both goals. …

… “Secondly, the ecological benefits of Green IT take a backseat to the business benefits – namely cost reduction. ” …

Via ZDNet: Green IT

Unified Communications Green Technology

Posted in air-travel-reduction, benefits, cisco, green-technology, telepresence, unified-communications, video-conferencing on October 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The case for unified communications is discussed, with benefits ranging from reduced travel to lower mobile phone costs. …

… “Reduced air travel: Cisco executives have hailed TelePresence, the company’s high-definition video conferencing solution, as the green technology of the century, largely because they believe it could dramatically reduce business air travel. ” …

Via SearchVoIP: Seven ways

Bank Sees Green Benefits

Posted in bank-of-ny-mellon, benefits, carbon-footprint, cost-benefits, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, footprint, infrastructure, leadership, savings, virtualization on September 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bank leader implements virtualized IT infrastructure and realizes savings through increase in energy efficiency. …

… “Virtualization reduces our carbon footprint, Mulligan says, adding, Our new facilities use the best technology for power and cooling – we’ve saved as much as 20 percent to 27 percent of our energy costs. ” …

Via Bank Systems & Technology: Bank of New York Mellon

Intel Energy Efficiency Innovation

Posted in benefits, calculation, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, impact, intel, microprocessors, power-consumption, ups, value on September 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The energy efficiency of Intel microprocessors have had a significant impact on the power consumption of the information technology industry, some 20 TeraWatts. Read on for the context. …

… “So what did we find? When we added up all the Watt-hours that were saved in the past 2 years as a result of Intel’s right hand turn, the calculations point to approximately 20 Terawatts hours less energy used, relative to what our prior generation of processors would have consumed … ” …

Via CSR@Intel: Value of Energy Efficiency

Measure Baseline for Green Data Centers

Posted in asset-management, asset-utilization, benefits, cost-benefits, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, greening, improvement, infrastructure, it-project, measurements, measuring, operations, plan, power-consumption, power-utilization, research, utilization on September 14th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Developing your plan for greening the data center? Understand your energy efficiency improvement by establishing the baseline measurement systems now. Expect benefits to go beyond energy and look for increased asset utilization and intangible improvements. …

… “Measure first, green second. Measure your data center’s energy consumption before enacting any green or energy efficient projects. One hundred percent accuracy isn’t required … ” …

Via Forrester Research: IT Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Green Data Center Benefits Realization

Posted in benefits, building, cost-benefits, drives, energy-savings, enterprise, floor-space, future, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, ibm, investment, it-strategy, maintenance, operations, productivity, savings, strategies, strategy, virtualization on September 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green data centers investments can have both tangible financial returns, intangible productivity benefits, and enable future cost avoidance. …

… “As IBM found when building its own green data center, each dollar of energy savings drives $6 to $8 dollars in operations savings, Peter McCafferty, director of enterprise systems at IBM stresses. Benefits accrue in terms of increased productivity, decreased floor space requirements, decreased maintenance costs and other examples. ” …

Via Virtual Strategy: Is Green Worth it?