Synapsense and GE to target data center energy improvements

Posted in cooling-system, data-center-power, ge-general-electric, green-it-strategy, synapsense on July 27th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SynapSense Corp will enter into an investment and commercial partnership with GE in its market strategy to focus on data center energy services. …

GE, which has used SynapSense technology in many of its data centers including GE Corporate and NBC Universal since 2008, will now collaborate with SynapSense on digital energy through a commercial partnership with GE Intelligent Platforms, a high-performance technology business that provides software, hardware, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing.

The partnership will combine SynapSense’s technology with GE Intelligent Platform’s Proficy Software and Control platform.

This combined offering will enable data center operators to optimize energy use by continuously aligning cooling capacity with changes in IT load, saving up to 35 percent of cooling costs while ensuring security, redundancy and resiliency.

GE’s Proficy software provides real-time insight on data center and other operational performance metrics to give customers information to make better business decisions.

Via GE: SynapSense Data Center Power and Cooling Strategy Cuts Costs.

Data center power through Bloom Server

Posted in bloom-energy-server, data-center, data-center-power, fuel-cell, green-power on March 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Bloom Energy Server could play a role in powering the data center. Build your data center next to a landfill and feed your fuel cell with landfill gas. …

… “It has an efficiency factor in excess of 50%, far better than solar, and unlike solar, it can generate electricity on demand. On the negative side, the server is not carbon neutral unless it’s fed with biogas. ” …

Via EnterpriseITplanet: Bloom Box data center power

Server Consolidation and Virtualization

Posted in data-center-power, green-data-center, ibm, server-consolidation, server-density, server-utilization, server-virtualization, servers on January 9th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google Power Trading

Posted in data-center-power, electricity-consumption, facility-management, google, power-market, trading on January 8th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google applies for ability to trade in the wholesale energy market to more effectively manage its data center power needs. …

… “the extent of its electric generation ownership is to provide power solely to the company’s facilities and for emergency backup power. The company asked FERC to approve its request by February 23. ” …

Via Reuters: Google to trade wholesale power