design

Don’t Miss Data Center Airflow

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, cost-benefits, design, facility-improvement, green-data-center, raised-floor, roi on March 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Simple fixes such as airflow losses can save operating costs and green the data center. …

… “the airflow study revealed that the data center’s 2,5000-square-feet of raised floor had problems such as holes around pipes coming in and out of the perimeter walls … ” …

Via Network World: Fix Bad Airflow

Low Power Processors in Data Center

Posted in data-center, design, low-power, microprocessors, microsoft, processor, server-efficiency on February 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

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‚Äôs 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

ADC McClellan Data Center Efficiency

Posted in adc, air-economizers, aisle-configuration, chiller, design, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, load, strategies on January 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green data center design by ADC
ADC is building the green McClellan Park data center for the United States Air Force. …

… “By utilizing energy efficiency strategies such as Air Side Economizers, Hot/Cold Isle and Highly Efficient Chiller and Fan systems, ADC uses 25% less overall energy to operate the same Critical Load … ” …

Via Advanced Data Centers: McClellan/Sacramento Data Center

Tucson Green Data Center

Posted in building, city-tucson, construction, data-center, design, electrical-system, energy-efficiency, engineering, green-data-center, ibm, partnership, tucson-electric-power, unisource-energy on October 7th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM is a key partner for green data center development. …

… “IBM has partnered with Tucson Electric Power, a subsidiary of Unisource Energy Corporation, to build, construct and engineer a new energy-efficient data center. ” …

Via IBM: Green Data Center for Tucson Electric Power

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. “

Virtual Green Data Center

Posted in design, green-data-center, ibm, roadmap, second-life, tour, virtual-data-center, virtualization on September 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM takes its green datacenter design into Second Life. …

… “Through the use of avatars, visitors are able to explore the green data center by taking a self-guided, individual, or group tour. The VGDC is available 24 hours a day and, with IBM’s Virtual Business Center staffed by live multi-lingual sales avatars five days a week, it is very easy for visitors to get the information and answers they need. Part of IBM’s Roadmap to a Green Data Center, the VGDC enables clients to get the experience of walking through a data center, without the travel costs associated with a physical visit. ” …

Via IBM: Virtual Green Data Center in Second Life

LEED Certified Data Center

Posted in analysis, building, certification, commitment, conservation, data-center, design, initiatives, leed-certification, monsanto, operations, power-conservation, state-missouri, sustainability, sustainable-development on September 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Monsanto’s Missouri data center leverages green designs and achieves LEED certification. This data center supports the company’s global business processes and operations. …

… “The data center’s LEED certification complements Monsanto’s commitment to sustainability. Every day the data center helps Monsanto scientists analyze terabytes of data collected from laboratories, field trials, and breeding stations from around the world. In June, Monsanto launched the Sustainable Yield Initiative which is a three-point commitment to develop better seeds, conserve resources, and help improve farmers’ lives. ” …

Via Monsanto: Leadership In Energy Efficient Design (LEED) Certification Data Center

Monsanto Data Center: “The $21 million, 40,000 square-foot building will provide for the company’s growing global data and computation needs. The new center houses Monsanto’s vast computing network that supports areas of the business from analyzing data collected for molecular breeding to processing a customer’s seed order information.”

Monsanto Timelapse Video: “Data Center Construction Video”

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

Microsoft Iowa Green Data Center

Posted in capability, data-center, design, efficiency, green-data-center, green-design, microsoft, research, research-development, state-iowa on August 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft selects Iowa for development of its next-generation green data center. The data center design will incorporate the latest in energy efficiency capabilities. …

… “Despite the data center’s need for vast amounts of resources, it will be a green development, using the latest in environmentally-friendly design techniques. Manos said the Iowa site will be the first of a new generation of Microsoft data centers. This is a new design right out of our research and development group. ” …

Via SW Iowa News: Microsoft in Dallas County

Green Laptop Design Features

Posted in configuration, configuration-management, dell, design, energy-star-4-compliant, epeat-gold, green-computing, halogen-free, laptop, recycle, ups on August 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green laptop features
Dell incorporates green features into its new laptop computers. …

… “The new Latitude mainstream and ultra-portable laptops, as well as Dell Precision mobile workstations, are available with Energy Star 4.0-compliant configurations and meet EPEAT Gold rated configurations. The Latitude E4200 is Dell’s first notebook offering a motherboard containing halogen-free laminates, as well as halogen-free chassis plastics and fan housings. The ultra-portable laptop also ships in packaging that is up to 99-percent recyclable by weight. ” …

Via Dell: Business Laptops