capability

HP POD Energy Efficient

Posted in capability, container-data-center, energy-efficiency, green-power, hp-hewlett-packard, improvement, pod-data-center, power-consumption on February 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP container data center delivers marked improvement in power consumption with fast deployment. …

… “HP estimates that the new POD (2,000 square feet data center capability) can improve energy efficiency by almost 50 percent … ” …

Via ZDNet: HP green data center offering

Canon Generation Green Printer Capabilities

Posted in canon, capability, efficiency, energy-star-compliance, environmental-initiative, hazardous-material, initiatives, ink, printer, printing, reduce-waste, rohs-compliance on June 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Canon incorporates sustainable design features into its printers, using Generation Green branding for its initiative. …

… “Generation Green is Canon’s environmental initiative which includes printing multiple images on one sheet; individual ink tanks to reduce waste; Energy Star compliance that’s 25 percent more efficient than conventional models; RoHS compliance restricting the use of hazardous materials in electronic products … ” …

Via Imaging Resource: Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Printer

Energy Efficiency Server Differentiator

Posted in capability, efficiency, hp-hewlett-packard, marketing, opteron, performance, sensors, server-efficiency, vendor on June 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Computer vendors are integrating the Opteron family and creating energy efficient offerings for the server market. For example, HP emphasizes its sensor capabilities that optimize energy performance. …

… “The features include what HP calls the Sea of Sensors, a collection of 32 sensors throughout the server—including the power supply, hard drive, processor and memory stick—which monitor thermal conditions, giving users data needed to run the systems most efficiently, according to HP. ” …

Via eWeek: Opterons

Citrix Scales Servers and Decreases Power

Posted in capability, citrix, cooling-system, datacenter, operations, power-conservation, power-utilization, scalability, server-density on April 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Citrix NetScaler Web 2.0 Push technology uses publish-and-subscribe semantics to offload processing requirements from the server, creating a dynamic user experience. …

… “These new capabilities allow NetScaler to free up backend servers from inefficient connection management tasks, thus shrinking the number of servers needed. This reduced server footprint in the datacenter improves server utilization and allows a smaller set of servers to accomplish the same business tasks, cutting server costs by up to 90 percent by decreasing power, cooling and operational overhead. ” …

Via Citrix: NetScaler Web 2.0

Energy and Space Efficient Blades

Posted in blade-server, capability, cost-benefits, energy-reduction, floor-space, ibm, performance, power-savings, rack-design, reduce-power-consumption, server-density, technology-managers on February 20th, 2009 by FrankM – 1 Comment

Blade servers
The HFCL Group will use IBM blade server technology to create a green and cost-efficient computational capability. …

… “This three-year agreement includes the deployment of IBM BladeCentre technology and X3650 servers that will provide significant savings on power and cooling, lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), and increasing productivity, making IBM’s infrastructure technology the right choice for HFCL to go green. IBM demonstrated for HFCL how IBM BladeCenter technology can help reduce costs while being energy efficient. IBM BladeCenter technology uses up to 50 percent less floor space and up to 35 percent less energy than competitor rack servers without compromising performance. ” …

Via IBM: Go Green and Reduce Operational Cost

Virtualizing the Data Center for Green Returns

Posted in accelerate, alignment, capability, cooling-system, data-centers, ehs, green-it-strategy, green-technology, growth, power-management, space, sustainability, techniques, virtual-data-center on February 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers will accelerate the implementation of green technologies, such as virtualization, when sustainability objectives and profitability goals align. Multiple perspectives must be addressed to develop a green IT strategy, such as power, cooling, space, and environmental / health / safety. …

… “That is, most organizations do not have the luxury, time, or budget to deploy virtualization or other green-related technologies and techniques simply for environmental reasons — there has to be a business case or justification. Virtual data centers, regardless of whether new or existing, require physical resources to support a diverse and growing set of application capabilities while sustaining business growth. ” …

Via Greener Computing: The Virtual Data Center

GE Data Center Dashboard

Posted in automation, capability, compliance, corporate-sustainability, dashboard, data-capture, energy-efficiency, ge-general-electric, green-data-center, improvement, it-services, operations, performance, power-consumption on February 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

GE showcases the company’s energy efficiency talents in its corporate data center. The green data center benefits from an energy dashboard that identifies opportunities for improvement. …

… “GE’s Ohio-based data center features 29,000 square feet of raised floor – equivalent to six professional basketball courts – and includes more than 3,800 IT systems. The data center consumes 24 million kWh of power each year. To help with the reduction of water and energy, GE is updating the data center with nearly 30 products from nine different GE businesses, including power quality, chilled water, electrical, security and IT services equipment.

The automation solution installed at the data center will provide a simple view of all operations with drill-down capabilities into specific functional elements and equipment. Through a dashboard application, the data center is provided with summary, comparative, and location operational performance data so that challenges and improvement opportunities can be quickly identified, quantified and acted upon. Compliance reporting and the ability to address future requirements, as well as provide easy modifications to these reporting needs, was a necessity. ” …

Via GE: Company Data Center

Eaton Corp Green Data Center Capabilities

Posted in capability, eaton-corp, green-data-center, video on December 20th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft Iowa Green Data Center

Posted in capability, data-center, design, efficiency, green-data-center, green-design, microsoft, research, research-development, state-iowa on August 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft selects Iowa for development of its next-generation green data center. The data center design will incorporate the latest in energy efficiency capabilities. …

… “Despite the data center’s need for vast amounts of resources, it will be a green development, using the latest in environmentally-friendly design techniques. Manos said the Iowa site will be the first of a new generation of Microsoft data centers. This is a new design right out of our research and development group. ” …

Via SW Iowa News: Microsoft in Dallas County

Green Strategy Profitable

Posted in asset-management, capability, carbon-footprint, footprint, green-it-strategy, it-services, it-strategy, management, services, software, solutions, strategies, strategy, ups, virtualization on August 6th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

While green IT strategies encompass virtualization and asset management, service providers can exploit more software and technology capabilities to reduce a client’s overall carbon footprint. …

… “As customers become more attuned to the importance of going green as energy costs escalate and e-waste piles up, they also are increasing the profit potential for solution providers offering green solutions. ” …

Via Channel Insider: Green IT Principles