data-center-consolidation

Data center consolidation enables US government power savings

Posted in data-center-consolidation on July 20th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

US data center consolidation project will drive efficiency savings and modernize the application portfolio from the cloud.  …

…   “The cost savings simply from running fewer data centers is estimated at more than $3 billion a year. There is an environmental impact too, since data centers are power-hungry.”   …

via New York Times: U.S. to Close Data Centers.

NYC Data Center Consolidation Reduces Redundancy and Improves Energy Efficiency

Posted in cio-perspective, city-new-york, consolidation, data-center-consolidation, information-technology, infrastructure, services, technologies on March 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Mayor Bloomberg and New York City CIO plan to consolidate their data centers to drive operational and energy efficiency while boosting service. …

… “The City’s current IT infrastructure is highly-fragmented, with more than 50 unique data centers now serving nearly four dozen City entities – many of which are located in prime commercial real estate space. The vast majority of these facilities, and the technologies within them, are obsolete, and having dozens of City entities employ the varied capital and skill sets necessary to maintain individual data centers is an inefficient use of resources.

In his State of the City speech, Mayor Bloomberg pledged to achieve cost savings by reducing redundancies within City agencies, including information technology resources. An initial step toward that goal, and consistent with a key recommendation in the 30-Day Report, is the Citywide IT Infrastructure Services program (CITIServ). ” …

Via Mayor Bloomberg: OVERHAUL OF DATA INFRASTRUCTURE AT MORE THAN 40 CITY AGENCIES

Tangible Benefits of Data Center Consolidation Projects

Posted in benefits, consolidation, data-center-consolidation, energy-reduction, hp-hewlett-packard on June 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP achieves financial and sustainability benefits from its data center consolidations. A significant amount of equipment was refurbished and sold. …

… “We have now consolidated our existing data centers to just six in three locations. By doing so we have achieved a 60% reduction in annual energy use through thermal mapping, virtualisation, technology refresh. ” …

Via CXOToday: HP Data Center Program

Symantec Green IT Initiatives

Posted in data-center-consolidation, green-it-initiatives, green-it-solutions, information-technology, initiatives, study, symantec on June 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec releases findings of its 2009 Green IT Report, based on survey results from senior-level IT executives. The information technology functions is implementing multiple green IT strategies focused on cost reduction and sustainability. …

… “Core Green IT Initiatives: IT professionals are regularly deploying several key initiatives for green IT purposes. Replacing old equipment was the most popular strategy, with 95 percent reporting new energy efficient equipment as part of their strategy, followed by monitoring power consumption (94 percent), server virtualization (94 percent), and server consolidation (93 percent). Additionally, more than half (57 percent) of respondents see software-as-a-service offerings as green solutions. ” …

Via Symantec: Green IT Study Findings

VMware Virtualization Impact on Green IT

Posted in co2-emissions, consolidation, data-center-consolidation, load, power-off, power-savings, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, savings, server-virtualization, utilization, virtualization, vmware on April 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

VMware touts the impact of server virtualization on green IT. …

… “VMware virtual infrastructure helps enterprises and governments reduce their energy costs and consumption by as much as 80 percent. Most desktops and servers today are in use only eight to 15 percent of the time they are turned on, yet they consume 60 to 90 percent of the normal workload power even when idle. VMware vSphere has advanced resource and memory management features that will enable consolidation ratios of 15:1 or more and dynamically power off unneeded servers, which increase hardware utilization to as much as 85 percent.

Every server retired from a datacenter saves an estimated four tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to taking 1.5 cars off the road or planting 55 trees. Similar opportunities for savings are available for desktop PCs, which can be consolidated on servers in the datacenter using VMware View. VMware vSphere 4 is expected to be generally available during the second quarter of 2009. ” …

Via VMware: Go Green

The Hidden Data Center Strategy

Posted in data-center, data-center-consolidation, dell, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, hidden-data-center, infrastructure, it-strategy, productivity, server-virtualization, temperature-control, virtualization on March 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell launches next-generation data center infrastructure products that improve energy efficiency and positions the company to support green IT strategies through the concept of the hidden (untapped, unrealized) data center. …

… “Dell’s Reveal Your Hidden Data Center strategy focuses on server virtualization and consolidation, decommissioning out-of-use equipment, refreshing legacy systems, finding the optimal data center temperature, utilizing containment and moving cooling closer to IT to help businesses improve productivity and energy efficiency in their existing data centers. ” …

Via Dell: New Data Center Infrastructure Products

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

Networking Consolidation with VPI Technology

Posted in data-center-consolidation, design, efficiency, future, gateway-solution, green-data-center, infrastructure, mellanox-technologies, networking, networking-consolidation, vpi-virtual-protocol-interconnect on February 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Network consolidation
The BridgeX solution by Mellanox consolidates network infrastructure, enabling high-performance applications with lossless, low-latency 40Gb/s InfiniBand or 10 Gigabit Ethernet. …

… “BridgeX, the industry’s first gateway solution supporting Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology. BridgeX, together with Mellanox ConnectX adapters and switch solutions, provides full end-to-end true networking consolidation for building green data centers and the most efficient high-performance clustering. With BridgeX, data centers will be able to retain the value of legacy storage and Ethernet systems, while maximizing overall efficiency and guaranteeing a future-proof infrastructure. ” …

Via Mellanox Technologies: Virtual Protocol Interconnect Slashes Data Center Costs

Server Consolidation Reduces Carbon Footprint

Posted in consolidation, country-new-zealand, data-center-consolidation, financial-industry, heat-load, ibm, open-source, platform, red-hat, server-consolidation on February 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Red Hat saves energy through server consolidation
Another example of open source making an impact on CO2 emissions. …

… “With the combination of Red Hat and IBM solutions, BNZ has achieved significant cost savings and made major steps to green its IT systems. In just three months, BNZ was able to consolidate its servers and reduce its front-end systems datacenter footprint by 30 percent. It has recorded a 33 percent reduction in heat output and a 39 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for its front-end systems. The solutions has also helped BNZ to carve out costs, as the bank expects approximately 20 percent return on investment (ROI) over the life of the platform. ” …

Via IBM: Bank of New Zealand Reduces Carbon Footprint

Data Center Virtualization

Posted in consolidation, data-center-consolidation, decrease-energy, disaster-recovery, green-data-center, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, high-availability, implementation, initiatives, it-services, pilots, server-virtualization, services, space, strategies on December 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sungard will support their clients green IT initiatives in the data center
Sungard positions IT services to enable the implementation of server virtualization in the green data center. …

… “Today, many organizations are investigating virtualization with an eye towards advancing data center consolidation strategies to decrease IT costs. These initiatives can also reduce power and cooling outlays, and cut data center space requirements, supporting green IT initiatives.

Companies should implement initial systems in a test and development – not production – environment and then scale systems from there. Another priority needs to be testing fail-over to a secondary site to ensure disaster recovery is working flawlessly to safeguard information availability. ” …

Via SunGard Availability Services: Data Center

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

Emerson Data Center Consolidation

Posted in approach, challenge, consolidation, data-center, data-center-consolidation, design, emerson-electric, energy-efficiency, innovation on September 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Emerson will build a multi-million dollar data center in its St. Louis campus supporting the consolidation of its global data centers and showcasing its energy efficient design features. …

… “The 35,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open next summer, will use the latest technologies from Emerson Network Power. The new data center will serve as a showcase for other data center developers facing the same challenge: using the significant energy these facilities require as efficiently as possible while achieving 100 percent reliability on a massive scale. ” …

Via Emerson: Innovative, Efficient Products and Approach in New, State-of-the-Art Global Data Center