data-centre

Oil Services Data Centre Achieves Tangible Value from Energy Efficiency

Posted in cooling-system, country-uk, data-centre, ecofris-cooling, energy-efficiency, green-design, green-grid, green-power, keysource, power-analysis, power-usage-effectiveness-rating, pue, the-green-grid on June 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Keysource collaborates with Petroleum GeoServices to implement ecofris data centre cooling technology, which results in significant tangible energy efficiency benefits.  …

…   “Initial results confirm that the data centre has achieved a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio – an energy calculation recommended by industry sponsored organisation Green Grid – of 1.2 compared to a typical UK figure for a conventionally designed data centre of 2.2. “   …

Via Keysource: Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) data centre case study (PDF).

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) offers a broad range of products including; seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and multi-client library data.

Australia data center capacity management plan

Posted in capacity, carbon-footprint, country-australia, data-centre, government, green-it-strategy, growth on March 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Australian government plans to manage its data center capacity growth through strategic sourcing process. …Australia's Lindsay Tanner plan for data center management

… “government data centres generate an estimated 300,000 tonnes of carbon each year which the government hopes to reduce by at least 40,000 tonnes per year over the next five years. ” …

Via The Australian: Data centre strategy

Aussie Data Centre Strategy: “Lindsay Tanner said that through the coordinated approach to managing data centre activities detailed in the strategy, the data centre space required by Government could actually be reduced. “

Green IT strategies with bottom line impact

Posted in data-centre, energy-savings, green-it-strategy, green-power, power-savings, rackspace on March 14th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centre energy savings produce tangible results to the bottom line. …

… “Green IT strategies – from effective monitoring of power usage to the introduction of technologies such as cloud computing and more energy-efficient hardware – can lead to significant savings on the bottom line … ” …

Via Rackspace UK: Overcoming challenges

Power Consumption Source Reduction

Posted in data-centre, data-redundancy, green-it-strategy, hot-spots, power-consumption, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, utilization on November 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center power reduction can be addressed through a multi-pronged strategy that targets demand-reduction, higher utilization of reduced capacity, and smarter data center layout. …

… “Half the power consumption in the data centre is actually from IT equipment, said Zaheer, but customers running data centres can cut this consumption by reducing redundant data, physical resources and hotspots, and by increasing disk utilization. ” …

Via IT World Canada: Green IT

Blade Servers Deliver Energy Efficiency

Posted in blade-server, cto-perspectives, data-centre, deutsche-bank, energy-efficiency, financial-industry, region-europe on May 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Deutsche Bank IT leader shares his views on the energy efficiency that can be achieved with a blade architecture. …

… “Stuart Hasking, chief technology officer, architecture and engineering, for Deutsche Bank, said that providing they are deployed in the right way, blade servers can significantly improve the efficiency of data centres. ” …

Via eWeek Europe: Deutsche Bank Perspective

Solar Collectors for Data Centre Cooling Efficiency

Posted in air-conditioning, cooling-system, data-centre, free-cooling, future, rittal, solar-panels on April 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The future for data center cooling
Rittal shares its views on the future opportunities for green data centers and envisions possibilities for data centre cooling via solar energy technology. …

… “For this purpose, adsorption refrigerating machines in connection with solar heat collectors convert the energy from the sun into cold water which is used for air-conditioning the data centres. Especially regions with intensive solar radiation allow the use of solar energy all year long. The use of regenerative energies for air-conditioning data centres saves primary energy and CO2. Further savings are possible by a combination with free cooling. ” …

Via Rittal: Green energy for IT

Data Centre Efficiency Code

Posted in alternative-energy, calculation, code-of-conduct, data-centre, european-union, high-availability, impact, infrastructure, metrics, power-consumption, region-europe, sustainability-initiative on November 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The European Commission releases its Code of Conduct for increased energy efficiency in data centres. The code focuses on the IT load and the facility load and describes seven principles that participants should embrace. Metrics are defined, such as the data centre infrastructure efficiency index which is analogous to a yield calculation. …

… “Over provisioning, ensuring availability and associated costs were previously considered a negligible risk to business performance because energy costs were relatively small in comparison to the IT budget, and environmental responsibility was not considered to be the remit of the IT department. However, with rising energy prices this is no longer the case, and the issue of energy consumption at the individual data centre level is becoming increasingly important as operational energy expenditures and ecological impact of the energy consumed begins to play an ever important role in overall cost of ownership of data centres. ” …

Via EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Renewable Energies Unit: Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency

Tide Powered Data Centre

Posted in alternative-energy, country-scotland, country-uk, data-centre, power-generation, region-europe, tidal-energy on November 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Harness tidal energy
Alternative energy firm in UK is harnessing the power of the tides to generate electricity for data center. …

… “Atlantis is also pushing ahead with opening a computer data centre in Scotland which could be powered by tidal energy. Discussions are under way for the excess energy to be used to warm Mey Selections‘ greenhouses … ” …

Via The Age: Tide power

Atlantis Resources Corp: “The company is unique in having developed two families of sub-sea turbines, extensively tested over a decade of field trials. “

Green IT and the DataCentre

Posted in data-centre, datasynapse, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, leadership, strategies, strategy on October 7th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

DataSynapse leader will discuss green IT strategies at upcoming conference. …

… “The DataSynapse presentation on October 9, 2008 entitled Green IT and the Datacentre, given by Fred Gedling, CTO, EMEA and SVP, DataSynapse … ” …

Via DataSynapse: Presentation at IDC Conference in London

Green Data Center Thought Process

Posted in carbon-footprint, data-centre, design, efficiency, footprint, green-data-center, improvement, measurements, migration-solutions, mindset, operations on September 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The information technology industry has significant room for improvement in the energy efficient design and operation of their data centres. Migration Solutions offers a measurement tool for base-lining energy performance and footprint. …

… “Migration‘s MD Alex Rabbetts, a 20 year veteran of the data centre industry has some interesting things to say about how data centres are managed and his industry’s basic lack of thinking about efficiency … ” …

Via ZDNet.co.uk: Green data centres

BREEAM LEED Data Center

Posted in achievement, breeam, building, certification, commitment, country-uk, data-centre, design, hsbc, leed-certification, operations, region-europe, standards on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers can be built and certified to LEED and BREEAM standards. …

… “HSBC has made a commitment that all new data centre builds within its global operations will be designed according to local environmentally accredited standards such as BREEAM and LEED. ” …

Via Web Wire: HSBC data centre

BREEAM: “Martin Townsend, the new director of BREEAM, says that BREEAM Energy Star will encourage the design innovation necessary to achieve the Chancellor’s policy objective of zero carbon non-domestic buildings by 2019. “

Greening Government IT Strategy Sets Technology Agenda

Posted in actions, asset-management, asset-utilization, best-practice, carbon-footprint, carbon-neutral, data-centre, drives, federal-it, footprint, government, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, impact, investment, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, supplier-collaboration, utilization on July 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

UK government sets green IT strategy into motion. Objectives for greening information technology include understanding the carbon impact of new investments with a target of carbon neutral and taking a lifecycle view of new IT assets. The government will pursue power management for active devices and use virtualization to drive capacity utilization rates much higher. …

UK Cabinet Office implements green Information Technology strategy

… “The Greening Government ICT strategy sets out the first steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint. We are the first government in the world to look at our ICT in this way and we want to see changes taking place immediately. We want to see best green practice throughout government – computers switched off overnight, printers defaulting to duplex, data centres efficiently cooled. The good news is that we are not alone in aiming for these goals. There is already a great deal of activity in departments and within industry and we will be working with our suppliers to ensure that action is taken immediately. ” …

Via UK Cabinet Office: Greening Government ICT (PDF)