Learn datacenter consolidation best practices

Posted in consolidation, education, webinar on March 8th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

from Gartner analysts, Mike Chuba and John R. Phelps, at March 15 webinar.  …

…   “advances in technology have made second- and third-wave consolidation projects now viable. “   …

via Gartner: Data Center Best Practices.

Brocade Custom In-Row Cooling System Enables Green Data Center

Posted in air-economizers, brocade, cooling-system, data-center-design, education, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, low-power on September 14th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Custom Mechanical Systems and Critchfield Mechanical collaborate to create advanced in-row cooling technology installation for Brocade’s green data center in San Jose.  …

…   “The Brocade San Jose-based data center incorporates technology from CMS and CMI that provides a cutting-edge in-row cooling system with water-side economizer to minimize fan usage and maximize efficiency, saving half a megawatt of energy at full build-out. 

The custom cooling system from CMS and CMI has played a key role in the Brocade data center, featuring fan efficiencies superior to all other cooling options available on the market today.  

Brocade’s data center and its use of custom in-row cooling units, coupled with a highly efficient chilled water plant inclusive of a water-side economizer, provides a mechanical system with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.3. 

Data centers of this size typically have a PUE of greater than 1.5. 

To ensure a fully-customizable and flexible product, multiple iterations of the design were produced in order to meet Brocade’s specifications; 

CMS also worked with the construction team to design features that will simplify maintenance and improve reliability. 

These features include:

  • variable speed ECM motors, 
  • fan redundancy, and a 
  • low-cost maintenance design. ”   …

Via Custom Mechanical Systems: Brocade San Jose Data Center.

Custom Mechanical Systems.

Critchfield Mechanical.

Data center energy efficiency education opportunity

Posted in certificates, data-center, education, energy-efficiency, training on May 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Smartpros offers training in energy improvement in data centers. …

… “Certificate in The Principles of Data Center Energy Efficiency … ” …

Via Green Engineering: Certificate

Intel LEED Gold Green Building

Posted in ashrae, building, certification, education, energy-consumption, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, intel, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption, sustainability, sustainable-design, xeon on April 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Corp achieves LEED Gold at its Haifa, Israel Design Center 9, IDC 9, which will open in June. The building deploys multiple strategies for sustainability in its design and construction, including a Xeon processor-based data center that significantly reduces power consumption. …

… “Securing a Gold-level rating – one of the highest level LEED certifications – IDC 9 is the first building in Israel to receive this level of recognition for sustainable construction.

The sustainable design of IDC 9 results in a net 17 percent reduction in total building energy use as compared with ordinary buildings built, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1-2007 standard.

IDC 9 is the marquee of Intel sites striving to meet international green building standards. ” …

Via Intel: Green Building Receives LEED Gold Cert

Intel Haifa Design Center is built with a sustainable design

Federal Data Center Consolidation Plan to Reduce Footprint and Energy Consumption

Posted in consolidation, education, energy-consumption, federal-it, footprint on March 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Federal data center energy consumption can be addressed through consolidation plan so that unconstrained growth is managed more efficiently and effectively. …

… “INITIAL DATA CENTER CONSOLIDATION PLAN: Agencies will develop an initial data center consolidation plan by June 30, 2010. This plan will identify potential areas for consolidation, areas where optimization through server virtualization or cloud computing alternatives may be used, and a high-level roadmap for transitioning to the consolidated end-state architecture. 3. FINAL ASSET INVENTORY BASELINE: Agencies will collect the final asset inventory baseline containing more detailed information by July 30, 2010. This will serve as the foundation for developing the final data center consolidation plans.” …

Via Office of Management and Budget: Data Center Consolidation (PDF)

Smart Data Center Tech

Posted in academia-syracuse-univ, career, data-center, education, ibm, infrastructure on December 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Syracuse University will deploy IBM’s smart technology infrastructure in its data center to enable its education program. …

… “It is rewarding to see IBM recognize the significant level of expertise and dedication to preparing the next generation of smart data center experts here at Syracuse University, said iSchool Dean Elizabeth D. Liddy. The iSchool has aggressive plans for adapting our curriculum to ensure that our students will have hands-on preparation for professional careers working on critical challenges, like using intelligent technology to run an energy efficient data center. ” …

Via IBM: Smart Data Center Technologies

Sustainability through Cisco Telepresence

Posted in cisco, education, green-initiatives, sustainability, telecommute, telepresence on November 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use telepresence and other unified communication technologies to dramatically reduce travel costs.

ISEB Foundation Certificate in Green IT

Posted in certificates, certification, education, green-it-qualification, green-it-strategy, sustainability on September 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Through its focus on sustainability in information technology, BCS has created a Foundation Certificate in Green IT. An 18 hour course is recommended in preparation to sit for the closed book exam. …

… “The certificate is suitable for those who require a broad understanding of the subject matter and need an appreciation of what Green IT can do for them and their organisation. ” …

Via BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT: Green IT Foundation

High Efficiency Systems Commitment

Posted in climate-change, computer-equipment, computing-ecosystem, education, high-efficiency, pc, ratings, servers on August 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Members in the Climate Savers Initiative must commit to procurement of high-efficiency computers and servers over the next years. …

… “We expect that the price premium for meeting the high-efficiency target ratings in any year will be less than $20 per PC and less than $30 per server and will decline toward zero over time. ” …

Via Climate Savers Computing Initiative: Purchasing Computers and Servers

Raytheon Green IT

Posted in data-centers, education, green-it-strategy, information-technology, power-consumption, procurement, raytheon, space, virtualization on June 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raytheon information technology department supports the company’s sustainability objectives through smart and green IT strategies, such as server virtualization and green procurement standards. …

… “Raytheon‘s green IT strategy focused initially on the company’s data centers, where space and power constraints offered opportunities. ” …

Via Computerworld: Raytheon IT

Green IT Qualification Created

Posted in certificates, certification, country-uk, education, green-it-qualification, green-it-strategy, professional-certification, region-europe, training on May 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

An certificate in green IT has been created in the UK. …

… “The qualification provides candidates with the necessary understanding of best practice in the burgeoning area of green IT. ” …

Via British Computer Society: Green IT

Green Data Center Training

Posted in administration, best-practice, data-center, decommission-equipment, education, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, honda, it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-silver, management-tools, operations, practices, provisioning, training on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Honda designs and builds LEED Silver-certified green data center to support its operations. As part of its green IT strategy, it is educating the IT admins on energy efficiencies and other best practices. …

… “Data center administrators were trained in how to be more energy efficient. For example, they were advised to decommission unused equipment quickly and to use management tools to ensure that servers are optimally provisioned. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Honda Green IT