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LEED Gold Data Center Facility for Allstate Insurance

Posted in allstate-insurance, capacity, certification, facility-design, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-efficiency, reduce-power-consumption, strategies on March 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Allstate Insurance achieves LEED Gold for its new data center in Rochelle, Illinois. The datacenter deploys efficient hardware, virtualization techniques, effective cooling systems, white roofing, natural lighting, and a native landscape design to achieve its sustainable facility design. …
LEED Gold datacenter design

… “The Allstate facility, which opened in 2009, is one of the few mission-critical data centers in America to receive the Gold designation from USGBC. It’s a key component of a larger strategy to reduce the number of Allstate data centers to two by the end of 2010 and to increase power efficiency and computing capacity. ” …

Via Allstate Insurance Company: LEED Building Certification

Australia data center capacity management plan

Posted in capacity, carbon-footprint, country-australia, data-centre, government, green-it-strategy, growth on March 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Australian government plans to manage its data center capacity growth through strategic sourcing process. …Australia's Lindsay Tanner plan for data center management

… “government data centres generate an estimated 300,000 tonnes of carbon each year which the government hopes to reduce by at least 40,000 tonnes per year over the next five years. ” …

Via The Australian: Data centre strategy

Aussie Data Centre Strategy: “Lindsay Tanner said that through the coordinated approach to managing data centre activities detailed in the strategy, the data centre space required by Government could actually be reduced. “

Manage the Cloud for Energy Efficiency Optimization

Posted in automation, ca-computer-associates, capacity, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, management, management-tools, power-utilization, streamlining on August 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

CA provides automation and management support for Amazon’s SaaS architecture, that supports better asset utilization and energy management as required. …

… “increase efficiency and reduce costs by streamlining processes, improving server utilization, and optimizing energy consumption patterns by provisioning capacity to Amazon EC2; ” …

Via Computer Associates: Support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Facilitates Automating and Managing Applications

Emerson St Louis Data Center Capacity Planning

Posted in capacity, city-st-louis, data-center, emerson-electric, planning on August 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Provision Capacity

Posted in capacity, facility-design, facility-management, microsoft, provisioning, server-farm on July 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft is using packaged server units to accelerate data center capacity increases. …

… “These prepackaged units (with up to 1,800 to 2,500 servers each) can be wheeled into the facility and made operational within hours, so they represent important advances in the ability to quickly and efficiently provision capacity. ” …

Via Microsoft datacenters: Mega Data Centers Online in July

Manage Data Center Growth with Modules

Posted in capacity, green-data-center, modular, server-utilization, strategies, strategy on May 29th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

A strategy for the green data center includes a modular approach to capacity growth, rather than over-sized and underutilized. …

… “Modular design is about using smaller increments of standardized components to match business requirements to IT requirements and add server room capacity as needed. ” …

Via Environmental Leader: Green Data Center Strategy

Capacity Planning for Server Efficiency meets Green IT

Posted in capacity, forrester-research, planning, seminar, server-efficiency, video on April 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

TELUS LEED Green Data Centre

Posted in capacity, carbon-footprint, country-canada, energy-efficiency, facility-design, green-data-centre, leed-certification, telus on March 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

TELUS LEED data center investment
TELUS will invest half billion dollars into its infrastructure in British Columbia, including a LEED level data centre. …

… “TELUS’ plans include a world-class Internet data centre that will have the capacity to support both B.C. and national clients. The facility, to be located in one of several B.C. communities currently under consideration, will be one of the greenest in North America and at least twice as energy efficient as existing data centres. It will be designed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. ” …

Via TELUS: Green internet data centre to have low carbon footprint

Cisco Service Density Creates Energy Capacity

Posted in appliance, capacity, cisco, density, energy-capacity, it-services, modular, modules on February 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft Data Center Capacity Delay

Posted in capacity, data-center, data-centers, facility-design, it-services, microsoft on February 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft adjusts its data center capacity pipeline to meet demand. …

… “That means that a booming 90MW of facilities critical load have been delayed over the last 30 days. That is a prodigious difference between planned supply and realized demand. ” …

Via James Hamilton, Amazon Web Services: Microsoft Delays Data Centers

Low Power Enterprise Storage SSD

Posted in capacity, cio-perspective, enterprise-ssd, it-management, reliability, samsung-semiconductor, storage-technology on January 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Samsung introduces low-power consumption 100 gigabyte solid state drive for use in servers. …

… “Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.: Our new enterprise SSD offers CIOs and IT managers the ability to greatly improve storage reliability and capacity while avoiding costly power and AC infrastructure upgrades in data centers at or near capacity … ” …

Via Byte and Switch: Samsung Green 100-GB SSD

The Hidden Data Center

Posted in actions, capacity, cooling-system, dell, energy-capacity, energy-management, it-services, optimization, optimize, practices, savings, services, value on December 3rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green data center services
Dell launches a set of services that focus on addressing the hidden data center and creating value through energy efficiency practices and capacity optimization. …

… “Data Center Optimization Workshop addresses the energy, capacity and cooling issues facing customers with practical, expert advice on how to bring efficiency to the current data center environment. Dell provides customers with specific actions designed to simplify and save in the data center. ” …

Via Dell: Services Provide Map to Hidden Data Center