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DC Powered Data Center Saves Energy

Posted in cooling-system, datacenter, dc-power, heat, heat-load, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption, save-energy on March 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

DC power switch could offer energy savings for data center owners. …

… “moving from the traditional alternating-current (AC) approach to powering the data center to a direct-current (DC) model can yield tremendous benefits, both in reduced heat (and thus reduced cooling needs) and, concomitantly, reduced power usage. ” …

Via Data Center Journal: AC or DC?

Data center SmartAisle configuration uses cold aisle with row cooling

Posted in aisle-configuration, cooling-system, emerson-electric, enclosure, rack-design, smart-sensors on March 13th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook Custom Data Center

Posted in air-economizers, cooling-system, cost-effective, data-center, economizer, efficiency, facebook, facility-design, heat-exchange, operations, ups on January 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook breaks ground on its custom data center that will support scalable growth for the company. Efficiency features include evaporative cooling, airside economizer, server heat exchange, and a proprietary uninterruptible power supply. …

… “We are designing a facility that will be highly efficient and cost-effective for our operations today and into the future. When Facebook first began with a small group of people using it and no photos or videos to display, the entire service could run on a single server. … ” …

Via Facebook: Our First Custom Data Center

Cave Cooled Data Center

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, natural-cooling on December 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Natural cooling of limestone cave enables cost efficient heat sink for data center. …

… “Carbon neutral data-center cooling, because by nature limestone can absorb 1.5 BTUs per square foot for free. ” …

Via CleanTechnica: Limestone Cave Cools Data Center

Japan Green Data Center Unit will pilot Ambient Air Cooling

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, container-data-center, cooling-system, country-japan, data-center, modular, proof-of-concept on November 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Internet Initiative Japan is conducting a data center proof of concept to trial container data center with ambient air cooling system. …

… “They will build a modular data center with a cooling system that directly uses outside air, and operate it for one year starting in February 2010, with the aim of commercialization. ” …

Via : Next-Generation Eco-Data Center

IIJ Data Center Proof-of-Concept: “with the trend in the United States away from water-cooled systems and towards the more energy-efficient outside-air-cooled systems, they realized that they could not focus solely on one single method geared towards environmental measures and improved power efficiency.”

Data Center Energy Efficiency Rating

Posted in city-savannah, cooling-system, energy-efficiency, goals, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, improvement, networking, project, ratings, state-georgia on November 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The City of Savannah, Georgia has deployed a green data center with stimulus funding. …

… “Besides new networking equipment, the project included a new cooling system. The city’s goal was for the project to increase its data center’s energy-efficiency rating from 35.6 percent to 73.7 percent. ” …

Via DatacenterDynamics: Savannah data center

Fortune LEED San Jose Data Center

Posted in certification, city-san-jose, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, floor-space, fortune-data-centers, leed-certification, leed-gold, pue, raised-floor on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fortune Data Centers achieves LEED Gold certification for its San Jose-based data center by deploying novel design strategies for the systems, including cooling. …

… “Fortune was awarded the certification for achievements including: Taking an innovative overhead-down rather than the traditional raised floor-up approach to cooling servers, which enables Fortune to save energy and significantly contributes to its Power Usage Effectiveness Rating (PUE) of 1.37 at full load, an energy-efficiency level far superior to the industry average data center PUE of 2.0; ” …

Via Earth Times: LEED Gold Certification for Data Center Facility

SlovakTelekom Green Data Center Project

Posted in air-conditioning, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, country-slovakia, efficiency, green-data-center, green-data-centre, green-it-strategy, ibm, optimization, region-europe, slovak-telecom, telecommunications on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Slovak Telekom will use IBM to build a new green data center in Bratislava, Slovakia and it is targeted to begin operations in 2011 enabling capacity growth needs. The data centre will leverage ambient outside air for cooling and implement high-density rack arrangements that optimize cooling system efficiency. …

… “The data centre will be built on approximately 1,200 square meters of a modern, five-floor building, providing a highly-resilient environment. It will be fully equipped to protect Slovak Telekom‘s valuable information technology investments. It will ensure the highest levels of physical and digital protection, including access control, CCTV, intrusion, fire and flood detection and extinguishing systems, as well as, comprehensive monitoring of the IT infrastructure. Green techniques include a cooling system which, during cold months, will leverage outside air, reducing the need for air conditioning units. The high-density layout of the centre will ensure that IT equipment is sectioned according to heat emissions in order to optimize cooling capacity and efficiency. ” …

Via IBM: Green Data Centre

Slovak Telecom Green Data Center

Abbott Labs Data Center Cooling Efficiency

Posted in abbott-labs, actions, award, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, environmental-excellence, information-technology, recognition, state-illinois, sustainability on November 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Abbott is recognized with the Illinois Continuous Improvement Award for environmental excellence based on its recent sustainability actions, which includes data center energy efficiency improvements. …

… “Reducing CO2 emissions by improving cooling efficiency at the central information technology (IT) data center. ” …

Via Abbott Labs: Illinois Continuous Improvement Award

MySpace IO Improvement Drives Green Benefits

Posted in cooling-system, drives, fusion-io, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, myspace, power-consumption, power-utilization, storage-provisioning on October 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IO Drives are used to improve performance and results in better space utilization and lower energy costs. …

… “This will allow MySpace to recover at least 1770U of rack space in the future, eliminate at least 18,000 failure points in their system, and save millions of dollars in power and cooling costs, showing the world that you can make the smart business buy a green one too. ” …

Via Fusion IO: Myspace Case Study (PDF)

Toyota Green Data Center uses IBM Measurement Tech

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, energy-costs, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, ibm, pilots, reduce-power-consumption, scanning-technology, state-california, temperature-control, thermal-analysis, toyota on October 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM collaborates with Toyota Motor Sales, USA and Southern California Edison to lower energy costs in Toyota’s data center using measurement technology that identifies and reduces energy consumption. The measurement tech pinpointed opportunities to adjust air flow and increase temperature setpoints and, ultimately, to reduce the cooling load. Real-time sensors were strategically placed around the data center to understand the effects of changes. SCE is evaluating the scalability of this solution across its customer base. …

… “To decrease rising energy consumption and server failure risk, Toyota Motor Sales used IBM’s Measurement and Management Technologies in its 20,000 square foot Torrance, California data center over a five-month period. The multi-level measurement tool assesses thermal readings throughout the data center from floor to ceiling and provides a detailed assessment of the heat distribution by creating a three-dimensional chart which pinpoints power and cooling inefficiencies. By using the scanning technology, researchers are then able to create a base model which is used to implement improvements within existing resources at low costs. During the pilot period, the automaker saw a decrease in high temperature hot spots and energy costs in the data center which houses its application development and testing equipment as well as file-sharing, email and printing capabilities. ” …

Via IBM: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Green Data Center

Cooling Equipment Power

Posted in air-flow, airflow, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, efficiency, energy-savings, green-design, microsoft, power-consumption, power-savings on October 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ambient air usage in cooler climates, higher temperature setpoints, and air flow design advancements are all elements of an efficient data center cooling strategy. …

… “The cooling equipment alone can consume 25 percent of the power that goes into a data center, said Christian Belady, an efficiency specialist at Microsoft. ” …

Via New York Times: Energy Savings