best-practice

Data center survival of the fittest

Posted in best-practice, case-study, data-center-efficiency-program, ebay, exemplar on May 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Insights on eBay cultural change to embrace energy efficiency in the data center …

That’s when eBay started thinking about its data centers in a very different way, not as something that supports the business but as something that IS the business.

Via ZDNet: Data center efficiency

Cisco Data Center Energy Savings

Posted in air-flow, airflow, best-practice, cisco, data-center, energy-efficiency, power-savings, reduce-cooling-costs, techniques, temperature-control on December 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco deploys air flow management techniques and temperature increase to drive energy savings in its data center. …

… “Cisco said the 8 degree F increase provided a 30 percent reduction in power required for cooling. Cisco used two techniques in parallel to improve the 7,000-sq.-ft. data center’s energy efficiency: a set of best practices that included blanking panels and plastic curtains to prevent mixing of supply and return air … ” …

Via Environmental Leader: Cisco Data Center

Emerson Network Power on Data Center Best Practices

Posted in best-practice, data-center, emerson-electric, energy-efficiency, high-availability, high-efficiency, networking, power-distribution on August 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec LEED Gold Oregon Site

Posted in benchmarks, best-practice, building, certification, efficiency, energy-efficiency, leed-certification, leed-gold, operations, state-oregon, sustainability, symantec on July 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec achieves its second LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its Oregon facility. …

… “Symantec earned the LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance for implementing best practices in using less energy, water, and natural resources and for improving operational efficiencies at its Springfield, Oregon site. LEED is an internationally recognized system that certifies the greenest performing buildings in the world and is a nationally accepted benchmark for building sustainability. ” …

Via Symantec: Climate Leaders Program

Data Center Efficiency Principles

Posted in air-conditioning, best-practice, climate-change, cooling-system, data-center on June 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP’s Kettler discusses principles that contribute to data center energy efficiency and sustainability. …

… “Taking advantage of the chilly northern England climate to use outside air for the chillers. ” …

Via ZDNet GreenTech: Data center best practices

Build Out the Green Data Center

Posted in best-practice, green-data-centre, interxion, minimize-power, modular, power-overhead, save-energy, standards on January 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green data centre design
Data center design requires rightsizing from the start, allowing for future power scalability. …

… “In order to minimise the power overhead, a green data centre should never be over-specified for the task it performs. This is why the modular data centre build-out approach, pioneered by Lex Coors, director of engineering at Interxion, has now become the norm across the industry. ” …

Via Silicon Republic: Save Energy

Green Data Center Training

Posted in administration, best-practice, data-center, decommission-equipment, education, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, honda, it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-silver, management-tools, operations, practices, provisioning, training on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Honda designs and builds LEED Silver-certified green data center to support its operations. As part of its green IT strategy, it is educating the IT admins on energy efficiencies and other best practices. …

… “Data center administrators were trained in how to be more energy efficient. For example, they were advised to decommission unused equipment quickly and to use management tools to ensure that servers are optimally provisioned. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Honda Green IT

Green Computing ROI

Posted in 3par, best-practice, data-center-size, energy-efficiency, green-computing, green-it-initiatives, hilton-grand-vacations, infrastructure, management, practices, storage-technology, ups, virtual-data-center on October 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Storage sets green IT best practice
Hilton Grand Vacations is recognized for its application of 3PAR storage technology which results in a sustainable operating model that is virtual and efficient. …

… “Hilton Grand Vacations’ datacenter is now 50 to 60% smaller, which has saved the company up to 60% on the cost of power, cooling, and housing their equipment and enabled them to meet their green IT objectives. With their new virtualized infrastructure built on 3PAR and 3cV, Hilton Grand Vacations has also reduced storage management time by 75%, increased storage administrative efficiency by 4x, and decreased server and storage provisioning time by 90%. ” …

Via 3PAR: Best Practices in Green Computing

Bull SAP Green IT Initiative

Posted in best-practice, bull, business-applications, collaboration, energy-consumption, energy-management, energy-monitoring, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, initiatives, it-services, it-strategy, management, measurements, mission, power-consumption, practices, research, sap, server-virtualization, services, software, strategies, strategy on October 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bull and SAP Research collaborate to advance the frontier of green IT through an aligned research initiative. Their research agenda will focus on transaction energy measurement, software best practices that reduce energy consumption, and server virtualization. …

… “New server technologies currently being developed by Bull are adding energy management intelligence into the new generation of Datacenters. The mission of this initiative between Bull and SAP Research is to develop an overall strategy for Datacenter energy management intelligence combined with server management services, integrating business applications and end-user services to enable sustainable Datacenter technologies. ” …

Via Bull: R&D initiative for Green IT

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 … “

Green Business Practices Recognized

Posted in award, best-practice, business-practices, dell, efficiency, enterprise, green-enterprise, impact, initiatives, it-services, motorola, oracle, practices, recognition, services, standards, sun, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, water on October 1st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Oracle recognizes its customers for best business practices that enable the green enterprise. …

… “The Oracle Empower the Green Enterprise award recognizes customers from a wide-range of industries that are using Oracle Applications and technology products to support green business practices and sustainability initiatives in order to reduce environmental impact, costs and improve business efficiencies. Recipients of the Award include: Alcoa, Australian Vintage Limited, BT, Dell, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fiji Water, Ingersoll-Rand, Intercall, Interface, Motorola, National Ignition Facility & Photon Service, Novartis International AG, PG&E, Standard Parking, Sun and Supervalu. ” …

Via Oracle: Green Enterprise Awards

Data Center Power and Cooling

Posted in baycare, best-practice, cooling-system, data-center, liebert, power-management, video on September 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off