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Green Data Center Core Switch

Posted in 3com-corp, cost-effective, energy-reduction, green-data-center, green-design, green-it-solutions, h3c-switch on January 26th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Miercom certifies the green performance of 3Com’s H3C S12508 data center core switch and its H3C S5820X top-of-rack switch. …

… “The Miercom testing confirmed that the H3C switches are designed to provide enterprise customers superior performance, scale and resiliency while using up to 50 percent less energy than competitive solutions, helping to dramatically lower the cost of data center operations.” …

Via 3Com Corp: Certified Green Data Center Switches

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

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 Energy Information Integration

Posted in cost-effective, dashboard, data-center, devices, energy-information, energy-waste, intelligent-dashboard, it-management, pue, reduce-costs, sentilla on June 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla data center energy-management software integrates energy information from multiple infrastructure vendors to enable a detailed view of equipment level performance. …

Data center energy monitoring at the device level

… “With the consolidated energy information, IT managers can set a baseline and establish power usage effectiveness (PUE), the first step in creating an energy reduction strategy in the data center. By integrating third-party device support, the solution is the first of its kind to feature a fully aggregated dashboard which IT managers can utilize to identify energy waste and reduce facility overhead costs. ” …

Via Sentilla: Integrate Third-Party Devices

In-Memory Performance Boosts Efficiency

Posted in cloud-computing, cost-effective, data-centers, energy-consumption, green-cloud, green-it-solutions, memory, numonyx, platform, server-efficiency, virident-systems on April 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Non-Volatile Memory for Data Center Efficiency
Numonyx and Virident Systems team up to integrate non-volatile memory solutions into the GreenCloud server platform. The memory will boost performance and improve the energy-efficiency of high-performance data centers and server clouds. …

… “Virident servers using Numonyx memory will enable dramatic increases in performance for in-memory applications, allowing data centers to meet growth demands of the Internet and cloud computing while managing tighter cost and energy budgets. ” …

Via Virident: Strategic Relationship to Deliver High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Systems for the Data Center

Australia Green Data Center

Posted in academia-victoria-university, cooling-system, cost-effective, country-australia, energy-management, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, ibm, power-savings, save-energy, ups on April 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM will build green data center for Victoria University that will sustainably meet its needs for data management over the next decade. …

… “The project involves IBM implementing a modular design approach to enable the University to minimize start-up energy demands from the existing site electrical supply. IBM will also employ an in-row cooling solution which offers targeted cooling at the heat load source, combined with free cooling chiller plant technology to leverage the favorable Melbourne climate. Smaller uninterruptible power supply (UPS) module sizes will be used to maximize the amount of usable power and UPS efficiency. This will all result in both substantial energy savings and the elimination of hot spots to provide an optimum equipment operating environment. Energy efficiency is also important to the University. The solution is cost-effective to own and operate, with up to 45 percent less power consumption than a conventional design, potentially saving more than 300,000 kilowatts per year of energy. ” …

Via IBM: Victoria University Green Data Center