configuration

Configure the Green Datacenter

Posted in configuration, configuration-management, current-state, procedure, process-design, technical-inventory on May 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Understanding the configuration of the data center is a necessary step in the efficiency improvement process. The current state assessment will likely yield some interesting findings that can be improved quickly – ie: the low hanging fruit. …

… “To understand a data center’s current state means that a technical inventory is needed. It should include the relationships of CIs to one another as well as an understanding of processes and procedures relevant to those CIs. ” …

Via Search Data Center: Configuration management

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

Green Data Center Storage Configuration

Posted in configuration, configuration-management, data-center, data-management, drives, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, future, green-data-center, power-consumption, power-efficiency, software, storage-array, storage-systems, storage-technology, ups on September 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green storage is a key component of the efficient data center. The drive configuration should consider the type of data in order to maximize the efficiency. When configured properly, the power-down effect of green storage also increases the life of the drives. …

… “If the wrong type of data is written to power-managed drives, power consumption can actually increase due to spinning the drives back up too soon after going idle. The type of data should be data that is at rest, has achieved a state of near permanence, but may be needed in the future … ” …

Via eWeek: Energy-Efficient Green Data

Green Laptop Design Features

Posted in configuration, configuration-management, dell, design, energy-star-4-compliant, epeat-gold, green-computing, halogen-free, laptop, recycle, ups on August 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green laptop features
Dell incorporates green features into its new laptop computers. …

… “The new Latitude mainstream and ultra-portable laptops, as well as Dell Precision mobile workstations, are available with Energy Star 4.0-compliant configurations and meet EPEAT Gold rated configurations. The Latitude E4200 is Dell’s first notebook offering a motherboard containing halogen-free laminates, as well as halogen-free chassis plastics and fan housings. The ultra-portable laptop also ships in packaging that is up to 99-percent recyclable by weight. ” …

Via Dell: Business Laptops