cost-benefits

Corus360 Data Center Efficiency

Posted in corus360, cost-benefits, data-center, efficiency, green-design, green-power, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption on January 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Corus360 completes their LEED Gold certified data center in Georgia this week. The datacenter will operate at higher energy efficiency than comparable facilities. …

… “The new data center rounds out the company’s vision for a LEED Gold certified building and IT managed services facility. Through environmentally responsible designs and operations, Corus360 projects a 27 percent reduction in energy consumption, enabling cost and energy savings in server, storage, cooling and power distribution. ” …

Via Business Wire: Corus360 DataCenter

Green IT Creates Business Value

Posted in business-value, cost-benefits, cost-drivers, cost-effective, datacenter, efficiency, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, greening, leadership, operational-efficiency, value on November 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Leading companies are creating value for their enterprise through broad energy efficiency initiatives that include the information technology function. …

… “This means that the savings or business value derived from improvements far outstrips the incremental capital costs of greening the datacenter. ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Business Value of Green

Data Center Designs to BREEAM Standards

Posted in breeam, cooling-system, cost-benefits, design, reduce-power-consumption, standards, sustainability, sustainable-development, value on April 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Digital Realty Trust data centers
Digital Realty Trust adopts BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Bespoke datacentre standards for its future datacentres. …

… “Jim Smith, Chief Technology Officer for Digital Realty Trust, said: Adopting the BREEAM standards right at the beginning of the initial design stages will not only build in reduced running costs because the building’s insulation and cooling will be optimised, but in the longer term the value of the building can be expected to be higher than a comparable building which is not BREEAM accredited. ” …

Via Digital Realty Trust: BREEAM Sustainability Standards

Don’t Miss Data Center Airflow

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, cost-benefits, design, facility-improvement, green-data-center, raised-floor, roi on March 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Simple fixes such as airflow losses can save operating costs and green the data center. …

… “the airflow study revealed that the data center’s 2,5000-square-feet of raised floor had problems such as holes around pipes coming in and out of the perimeter walls … ” …

Via Network World: Fix Bad Airflow

Data Center Consildation

Posted in alcatel, cost-benefits, data-center-consolidation, operations, project, savings on February 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Alcatel Data Centers Consolidating
Alcatel consolidates global data center footprint, saving costs, energy, and complexity. …

… “Alcatel predicts that the data center consolidation project will reduce the total cost of data center operations by 25 percent before the end of 2008. ” …

Via CIO: Alcatel Massive Consolidation

Energy and Space Efficient Blades

Posted in blade-server, capability, cost-benefits, energy-reduction, floor-space, ibm, performance, power-savings, rack-design, reduce-power-consumption, server-density, technology-managers on February 20th, 2009 by FrankM – 1 Comment

Blade servers
The HFCL Group will use IBM blade server technology to create a green and cost-efficient computational capability. …

… “This three-year agreement includes the deployment of IBM BladeCentre technology and X3650 servers that will provide significant savings on power and cooling, lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), and increasing productivity, making IBM’s infrastructure technology the right choice for HFCL to go green. IBM demonstrated for HFCL how IBM BladeCenter technology can help reduce costs while being energy efficient. IBM BladeCenter technology uses up to 50 percent less floor space and up to 35 percent less energy than competitor rack servers without compromising performance. ” …

Via IBM: Go Green and Reduce Operational Cost

Green Data Center Reporting

Posted in analysis, benefits, cost-benefits, data-center, green-data-center, green-grid, heat-load, management-tools, metrics, power-analysis, power-conservation, power-savings, product-launch, savings, software, space, value on January 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackwise implements green reporting in its data center management software. …

… “RACKWISE DCM 3.4 introduces the Green Report giving data center organizations the ability to Green the data center as per The Green Grid‘s metrics, and Cost/Savings Analysis, which quantifies the monetary value of proposed changes in a data center related to power, heat, and space. ” …

Via RACKWISE: New Product for the Data Center

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

Virtualization Technologies Save Power

Posted in blade-server, cost-benefits, hardware, hp-hewlett-packard, networking, optimization, optimize, power-savings, savings, ups, virtualization on November 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP technology saves power usage
HP introduces Virtual Connect Flex-10 solution that distributes capacity of a 10Gb Ethernet port into multiple connections, optimizing bandwidth for application workloads and saving power per blade enclosure. …

… “This increase in bandwidth flexibility eliminates the need for additional network hardware equipment. As a result, customers deploying virtual machines and utilizing Virtual Connect Flex-10 can realize savings of up to 55 percent in network equipment costs. Virtual Connect Flex-10 can save 240 watts of power per HP BladeSystem enclosure – or 3,150 kilowatt hours per year – compared to existing networking technologies. ” …

Via HP: Breakthrough Virtualization

Align Green IT with Cost Savings for Success

Posted in alignment, benefits, business-benefits, cost-benefits, forrester-research, green-it-strategy, growth, savings on November 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sustainability can be aligned with business growth and profitability to enable progress on both goals. …

… “Secondly, the ecological benefits of Green IT take a backseat to the business benefits – namely cost reduction. ” …

Via ZDNet: Green IT

Bank Sees Green Benefits

Posted in bank-of-ny-mellon, benefits, carbon-footprint, cost-benefits, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, footprint, infrastructure, leadership, savings, virtualization on September 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bank leader implements virtualized IT infrastructure and realizes savings through increase in energy efficiency. …

… “Virtualization reduces our carbon footprint, Mulligan says, adding, Our new facilities use the best technology for power and cooling – we’ve saved as much as 20 percent to 27 percent of our energy costs. ” …

Via Bank Systems & Technology: Bank of New York Mellon

Intelligent DataCenter Dashboard

Posted in administration, cost-benefits, data-center, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, enterprise, green-it-strategy, hardware, ibm, infrastructure, intelligent-dashboard, it-services, it-strategy, management, operations, power-consumption, server-efficiency, services, software, strategies, strategy, study on September 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM introduces data center management dashboard that integrates intelligence that monitors performance and energy consumption, enabling efficient infrastructure operations. …

… “The new IBM Systems Director 6.1 software, part of IBM’s New Enterprise Data Center strategy to streamline complex infrastructures, is a suite of software tools to help clients manage energy, virtualization and overall computer operations. While industry spending on service administration and energy for running servers exceeds the spending on the server hardware themselves, IBM Systems Director helps clients reduce system administration and energy costs by nearly 30 percent in a typical data center, according to a recent International Technology Group study. ” …

Via IBM: Next-Generation Intelligent Dashboard for Improved Data Center Management