cio-perspective

NYC Data Center Consolidation Reduces Redundancy and Improves Energy Efficiency

Posted in cio-perspective, city-new-york, consolidation, data-center-consolidation, information-technology, infrastructure, services, technologies on March 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Mayor Bloomberg and New York City CIO plan to consolidate their data centers to drive operational and energy efficiency while boosting service. …

… “The City’s current IT infrastructure is highly-fragmented, with more than 50 unique data centers now serving nearly four dozen City entities – many of which are located in prime commercial real estate space. The vast majority of these facilities, and the technologies within them, are obsolete, and having dozens of City entities employ the varied capital and skill sets necessary to maintain individual data centers is an inefficient use of resources.

In his State of the City speech, Mayor Bloomberg pledged to achieve cost savings by reducing redundancies within City agencies, including information technology resources. An initial step toward that goal, and consistent with a key recommendation in the 30-Day Report, is the Citywide IT Infrastructure Services program (CITIServ). ” …

Via Mayor Bloomberg: OVERHAUL OF DATA INFRASTRUCTURE AT MORE THAN 40 CITY AGENCIES

Green Roles in IT

Posted in accountability, cio-perspective, green-it-strategy, guide, people, project, roles on October 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green IT is creating new roles for IT professionals and a new mindset that needs awareness. …

… “For example, someone could be assigned to checking new projects comply with green standards and ensure green IT is embedded in all existing projects. ” …

Via Silicon: Green guide for CIOs

CIOs Will Lower Energy Costs

Posted in cio-perspective, green-it-initiatives, ibm, planning, project, study, virtualization on September 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM studies the current thought patterns of chief information officers and, not surprisingly, energy efficiency strategies are top of mind. …

… “CIOs also are continuing on the path to dramatically lower energy costs, with 76 percent undergoing or planning virtualization projects. ” …

Via IBM: Top CIO Priorities

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

Chicago Green IT Strategy

Posted in actions, cio-perspective, city-chicago, configuration, configuration-management, datacenter, energy-capacity, government, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, power-consumption, savings, strategies, strategy on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Chicago IT team uses simple actions in its data center to save energy and increase computing capacity. …

… “Last year, we were in a situation in which our data center was almost out of power. Instead of adding power, we looked at our existing data center configuration. ” …

Via Government Technology: Chicago CIO Hardik Bhatt

DataCenter Energy

Posted in cio-perspective, cooling-system, datacenter, energy-costs, hardware, impact, it-project, power-management on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy efficiency projects can have an immediate bottom-line impact on the data center operating budget. …

… “Industry experts say by 2010 the cost to power and cool data center equipment is likely to exceed the cost of the hardware itself, and energy costs may soon represent more than half of the total cost of running a data center. ” …

Via CIO Today: Energy Costs

Green Technology Takes Alignment

Posted in alignment, cio-perspective, executive-perspectives, green-it-strategy, infrastructure, investment, it-project, it-strategy, mission, payback, roi, strategies, strategy on November 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The payback period for green IT investments can be fairly short, but projects may not be funded unless the CIO creates strong alignment for green strategies with the executive leadership. …

… “But taking advantage of the lush, green hue of new strategies comes down to a company level, and often depends on how well a CIO, CFO, and CEO can align their missions, Sams believes. ” …

Via Baseline: Green IT Infrastructure