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Hot Aisle Cold Aisle Data Center Cooling Configuration

Posted in air-conditioning, aisle-configuration, challenge, configuration-management, controls, cooling-system, cost-benefits, data-center-costs, power-utilization on January 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green Data Center Options
Options for green data centers are discussed, with ideas ranging from the cooling configuration to increasing utilization maximizing the return of each kilowatt of power. …

… “Well, that’s the challenge for Stewart and other engineers. One solution: using a hot aisle-cold aisle system to help control A.C. costs. ” …

Via PBS Nightly Business Report: Cost of Data Centers

Sustainability Through Collaboration

Posted in approach, challenge, collaboration, corporate-sustainability, enterprise, green-it-strategy, innovation, it-services, it-strategy, report, sap, services, stakeholders, strategies, strategy, survey, sustainability, transparency on November 11th, 2008 by FrankM – 1 Comment

SAP seeks collaborative innovation on sustainability
SAP publishes its first corporate report, discussing its products, services, and enterprise strategies enabling sustainability. The company is engaging its customers and community is a discussion on sustainable innovations. …

… “Based on its successful working model of collaboration and co-innovation – and acknowledging that the topic of sustainability requires both transparency and stakeholder engagement – SAP has issued an open call for dialogue to define the company’s top corporate sustainability issues, as well as product and service solutions. Using Web 2.0 tools, SAP is fostering an exchange with key stakeholders to challenge and guide SAP’s approach to sustainability … ” …

Via SAP: Sustainability Report

SAP Sustainability Survey Results.

SAP Sustainability Feed.

SAP Global Sustainability Challenges Index

Posted in challenge, climate-change, environmental-social-governance, future, index, management, measurements, oekom-research, research, responsible-management, sap, sustainability, sustainable-development, water on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP is named to the Global Challenges Index, created by the Hanover Stock Exchange and Oekom Research as a sustainability measure for investors. …

… “The index is based on how companies address social and environmental challenges and is drawn from a universe of 900 companies worldwide. SAP continues to be one of only 50 companies selected for inclusion. The Global Challenges Index defines sustainability by focusing on seven future-oriented global challenges. They include climate change, provision of drinking water, sustainable forest management, biodiversity, population development, poverty reduction and support for responsible management (governance) structures. It further sets stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance criteria for the companies listed and identifies pioneers that use opportunities provided by global change. ” …

Via SAP: Global Challenges Index

Green IT Challenge

Posted in challenge, green-it-strategy, klaus-topfer, video on September 17th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Emerson Data Center Consolidation

Posted in approach, challenge, consolidation, data-center, data-center-consolidation, design, emerson-electric, energy-efficiency, innovation on September 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Emerson will build a multi-million dollar data center in its St. Louis campus supporting the consolidation of its global data centers and showcasing its energy efficient design features. …

… “The 35,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open next summer, will use the latest technologies from Emerson Network Power. The new data center will serve as a showcase for other data center developers facing the same challenge: using the significant energy these facilities require as efficiently as possible while achieving 100 percent reliability on a massive scale. ” …

Via Emerson: Innovative, Efficient Products and Approach in New, State-of-the-Art Global Data Center

Engineering Impact on Green Data Center

Posted in challenge, efficiency, energy-consumption, engineering, green-data-center, hp-hewlett-packard, impact, power-consumption on September 2nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP Labs engineers will focus their experience on solving energy efficiency challenges in the data center. …

… “Although Chandrakant is immediately focused on reducing IT’s energy consumption, which amounts to about 2 percent of the total, his aim is to tackle the other 98 percent as well. ” …

Via HP Labs: Mechanical engineers

Desktop Virtualization Supports Green IT Strategy

Posted in achievement, benefits, challenge, cost-benefits, desktop-virtualization, desktops, electrical-system, enterprise, green-it-strategy, it-management, it-strategy, maintenance, management, ovum, power-efficiency, qumranet, savings, server-efficiency, solid-ice, strategies, strategy, ups, virtualization on August 1st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Qumranet shares report published by Ovum that offers an overview of desktop virtualization and the market opportunities and challenges. …

… “Solid ICE also offers IT managers easier access to remote desktops to provide maintenance and support, as well as instant, inherent disaster recovery. In addition, businesses deploying a green IT strategy can achieve a savings of up to two thirds on electric power with Solid ICE. Desktop virtualization – following in the footsteps of (and leveraging) the quickly expanding server virtualization market – is gaining a higher visibility among enterprise customers thanks to its potential management and cost benefits. ” …

Via Qumranet: Hosted Desktop Virtualization