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Cisco and NetApp see Flexpod datacenter implementation grow

Posted in cisco, data-center-design, netapp on May 17th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco and NetApp are experiencing growth in their Flexpod data center designs with 150 customer implementations and 120 qualified channel partners worldwide.  The design has recently been updated to enable SAP applications in the cloud.  …

…   “Integrated networking, computing and storage components that can be centrally managed. These components are optimized for a virtual data center environments and enable central management of an entire infrastructure (storage, compute, network, and hypervisor);”   …

Flexpod for SAP (PDF).

Microsoft Sharepoint on Flexpod using VMWare.

European Green IT Opportunity

Posted in cisco, region-europe on February 6th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco leader sees opportunity for Europe to exploit green IT initiatives, leading to competitive advantage.  …

…   “Chris Dedicoat, vice president of Europe for Cisco, who expressed concerns about the lack of public sector involvement … “   …

via IT Pro: Green IT.

Integrated energy management for network switching

Posted in cisco, data-center, data-center-network, energywise, green-it-strategy, network-switch on September 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco expands its data center architecture and integrates energy management into its network switching technology.  …

…   “New Catalyst 6513-E chassis with over 2 Terabit switching capacity and Catalyst 4900 software with EnergyWise 2.0 and Trust Sec provide investment protection and continued support for both traditional and virtual data centers. ”   …

Via Cisco: Data Center Architecture Strategy.

Rapid Provisioning of Virtualized Services

Posted in cisco, green-it-solutions, provisioning, rackforce, services, unified-communications, virtual-machines on April 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackforce deploys Cisco solution to support accelerated provisioning of virtual data center services for customers. …

… “RackForce is a leading provider of green dynamic datacenter services in the heart of British Columbia, and is the first Canadian service provider to deploy the Cisco Unified Computing System. RackForce has selected Cisco’s Data Center 3.0 solutions, including Cisco Nexus data center switches, MDS storage directors and the Cisco Unified Computing System to rapidly provision hosted and cloud services to its customer base. ” …

Via Cisco: Unified Computing

Cisco Energy Management

Posted in cisco, energy-management on March 20th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Next-Gen Green Data Center based on ubiqutious services

Posted in building, cisco, cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, country-korea, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, greendatacenter, intelligent-networks, platform, ubiquitous-computing, virtualization on March 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City will build a green data center that provides cloud computing services to small and medium-sized businesses and public agencies in Incheon, Korea’s Free Economic Zone. …

… “The USP is an advanced green data center platform based on the concepts of ubiquitous computing, cloud computing and intelligent integrated network solutions, providing a platform for delivering high-quality IT services. USP supports a true cloud computing service environment as well as a scalable and virtualized data center environment. ” …

Via Cisco: Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City Collaborate to Build Green Data Center …

Cisco Top of Rack 10GbE

Posted in 10GbE, cisco, networking, rack-design, telecommunications on February 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

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

Sustainability through Cisco Telepresence

Posted in cisco, education, green-initiatives, sustainability, telecommute, telepresence on November 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use telepresence and other unified communication technologies to dramatically reduce travel costs.

Cisco EMC VMware Data Center Coalition

Posted in agility, cisco, cloud-computing, coalition, collaboration, data-center, emc, flexibility, infrastructure, private-cloud, reduce-costs, reduce-power-consumption, virtualization, vmware on November 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco, EMC, and VMWare partner to accelerate the implementation of virtualization solutions for data centers, which will result in lower costs and power usage. …

… “The coalition has been created to accelerate customers’ ability to increase business agility through greater IT infrastructure flexibility, and lower IT, energy and real estate costs through pervasive data center virtualization and a transition to private cloud infrastructures. ” …

Via Cisco: Pervasive Data Center Virtualization

Beat Data Center Cable Clutter

Posted in cisco, cost-drivers, fibre-channel-over-ethernet, lossless-ethernet, networking, power-efficiency on September 29th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Address power efficiency and cost by minimizing data center cabling with emerging standards, using lossless ethernet or fibre channel. …

… “To clean up the clutter of connections to servers, Cisco has been actively supporting two technology standards that have emerged this year. One of these, called lossless Ethernet, bolsters Ethernet’s ability to dependably carry data, and to do so at higher speeds. The other, called Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), makes it possible for servers to use Ethernet to more easily carry traffic to popular storage systems. ” …

Via Cisco: Untangle the Data Center

Cisco China Investment in Green Tech Research

Posted in cisco, collaboration, country-china, green-it-strategy, green-technology, innovation, investment, region-asia, sustainability on September 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco invests in green technology development in the Chongqing, China area with an emphasis on sensor networking. …

… “Cisco will collaborate with Chongqing to build a Joint Research Laboratory for Green Technologies, focusing on innovation in wireless sensor networks and next-generation Internet. They will also establish the Cisco-Chongqing Green Technologies Innovation Center, which will accelerate the development and commercialization of green technologies, increasing cooperation between Cisco’s research facilities in China and building local capability. Over the next 5 years, Cisco will further invest in local companies that display outstanding performance in promoting sustainable local economic development through green technologies. ” …

Via Cisco: Chongqing, China Investment