Next Gen Data Center

Posted in datacenter, hp-hewlett-packard, next-generation on September 27th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

discussed by Kfir Godrich, HP VP of Chief Technologies.

Facebook Greenpeace Datacenter Controversy

Posted in datacenter, energy-efficient, facebook, green-power, greenpeace, state-oregon on September 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Greenpeace sustains its challenge to Facebook to seek more sustainable power sources for its Oregon data center.  …

…   “But Facebook says Greenpeace is offering a simplistic explanation of how energy grids work, and the company chose the location of its data center because it could be energy efficient.

To say the Facebook chose coal is inaccurate, said spokesman Barry Schnitt. “   …

Via AP: Greenpeace v Facebook.

Dell datacenter energy efficiency capabilities in new solutions

Posted in blade-server, chassis, datacenter, dell, energy-efficiency, performance-per-watt, rack-design on June 11th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell datacenter solutions integrate energy efficiency capabilities. …

… “The M1000e chassis is enhanced with next generation power supplies, ultra-efficient fans, and bare metal chassis management tools to help facilitate blade energy efficiency and exceptional performance per watt, as well as setting new standards for usability and manageability. ” …

Via Dell: Data Center Solutions (Link).

Enterprise service transformation consolidates datacenters and deploys automation

Posted in data-center-design, data-center-services, datacenter, hp-hewlett-packard, service-delivery, transformation-project on June 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP initiates technology and organizational transformation to improve customer satisfaction and its internal operational efficiency. Data center will be consolidated and leverage more automation. …

… “This initiative is designed to enhance the client experience and better position Enterprise Services for growth. HP will consolidate Enterprise Services’ commercial data centers, management platforms, networks, tools and applications to create a more scalable, modernized and automated IT infrastructure that will better serve its clients’ needs. ” …

Via HP: Enterprise Services (Link).

Data Center Waste Heat Conversion

Posted in datacenter, heat-exchange, heat-load, waste-heat on May 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

FNMA LEED Data Center

Posted in adoption, datacenter, environmental-stewardship, leed-certification, stewardship, sustainability on April 26th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

They may not be good financial stewards of the mortgage market, but Fannie Mae commits to sustainability through its LEED data center. …

… “Fannie Mae’s early adoption of LEED not only demonstrates their environmental stewardship but can attest to the simple premise that by consuming less, companies inherently save more and will do so throughout the lifecycle of the building. ” …

Via Environmental Protection: Saves $1.7 M in Energy Costs

Fannie Mae is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets.

Google Iowa Data Center

Posted in datacenter, google, interview, state-iowa on April 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Walkthrough

Posted in datacenter, financial-industry, tour, walk-through on April 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Apple wants large scale datacenter experience

Posted in apple, career, datacenter, experience, jobs, scalability on March 30th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Apple starts recruiting for experienced data center professionals as its North Carolina datacenter nears completion. …

… “Apple posted 10 new job listings for its data center in Maiden, N.C. ” …

Via AppleInsider: Apple NC data center

Modius Data Center Monitoring

Posted in datacenter, modius, monitoring on March 28th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Datacenter trends embrace energy efficiency

Posted in cooling-system, datacenter, efficiency, in-server-cooling, servers, trends on March 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center advancements can be leveraged to drive efficiency, such as in-server cooling. …

… “With the growing emphasis on high-density chassis supporting multiple servers and sharing power supplies and cooling, however, the economics of non-air cooling is suddenly making a lot more sense. ” …

Via Information Week: 2010 DataCenter Trends

Intel Xeon processor enables data center server consolidation

Posted in datacenter, intel, processor, security, server-consolidation, servers, xeon on March 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel has introduced its Xeon Processor 5600 series, incorporating new security features such as Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions, AES-NI, and Trusted Execution Technology, TXT, for accelerated encryption and decryption. These processors are aimed at boosting data centers processing and power consumption performance. …

… “These are also the first server and workstation chips based on the groundbreaking, new Intel 32nm logic technology, which uses Intel’s second-generation high-k metal gate transistors to increase speed and decrease energy consumption. The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series supports up to six cores per processor and delivers up to 60 percent greater performance than the 45nm Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. In addition, data centers can replace 15 single-core servers with a single new one, and achieve a return on their investment in as little as 5 months.Intel Xeon processor

Data centers will also benefit from the power efficiency of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. A two-socket server using the new low-voltage Intel Xeon processor L5640 can deliver the same performance as a server using the previous generation’s champion; the Intel Xeon processors X5570 series, but with up to 30 percent lower platform power. ” …

Via Intel: Secure Data Center Processor