configuration-management

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

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

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

Data Center Automation

Posted in automation, ca-computer-associates, configuration-management, conservation, consolidation, data-center, data-center-consolidation, decisions, green-it-initiatives, initiatives, management, peak-time, power-conservation, provisioning, scheduling, server-consolidation, ups on October 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

CA releases its Data Center Automation Manager r11.2 which provides dynamic provisioning and configuration management of physical and virtual servers in the data center. …

… “CA Data Center Automation Manager supports Green IT initiatives, enabling IT to make better informed decisions regarding server consolidation, power conservation and provisioning to reduce operating costs. CA Data Center Automation Manager makes this possible by identifying when servers are running at their lowest capacity and scheduling and automating the powering down/up of machines, based upon business policy, during peak and non-peak times. ” …

Via CA: Data Center Automation Manager for Virtualized and Physical Environments

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