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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

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

Data Center Report by Symantec

Posted in cooling-system, cost-drivers, electricity-consumption, green-data-center, reduce-cooling-costs, report, social-responsibility, state-of-data-center, symantec, trends on January 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off


Symantec compiles report of the state of the data center. Cost reduction will drive energy efficiency gains. …

… “Green Data Center Driven by Cost: Continuing the trend first spotted in 2007, the data center’s focus on being green was driven by cost issues in 2008 with social responsibility on the rise. The study asked companies why creating a Green Data Center was important to their workplace. Reducing electricity consumption was mentioned by 54 percent, followed by reducing cooling costs (51 percent) and a sense of responsibility to the community (42 percent). ” …

Via Symantec: 2008 State of the Data Center Report