efficiency

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

Sensors Enable Data Center Efficiency

Posted in air-flow, airflow, data-center, dynamic-infrastructure, efficiency, ibm, integration, management, sensors on February 7th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM will boost data center temperature and leverage sensors to navigate optimized energy efficiency. …

… “It includes thousands of sensors that dynamically monitor temperature, humidity, air flow and circuits all of which is integrated into the building’s management and IT systems. ” …

Via Computerworld: IBM new data center

AMD Processor Energy Efficiency

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, efficiency, energy-efficiency, intel, microprocessors, pc, processor on February 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD gains market share at Intel‘s expense, building on a foundation of energy efficient processors. ..

… “The processors were part of platforms that delivered improved graphics capabilities and energy efficiency. ” …

Via PCWorld: AMD Market Share

Facebook Custom Data Center

Posted in air-economizers, cooling-system, cost-effective, data-center, economizer, efficiency, facebook, facility-design, heat-exchange, operations, ups on January 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook breaks ground on its custom data center that will support scalable growth for the company. Efficiency features include evaporative cooling, airside economizer, server heat exchange, and a proprietary uninterruptible power supply. …

… “We are designing a facility that will be highly efficient and cost-effective for our operations today and into the future. When Facebook first began with a small group of people using it and no photos or videos to display, the entire service could run on a single server. … ” …

Via Facebook: Our First Custom Data Center

Corus360 Data Center Efficiency

Posted in corus360, cost-benefits, data-center, efficiency, green-design, green-power, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption on January 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Corus360 completes their LEED Gold certified data center in Georgia this week. The datacenter will operate at higher energy efficiency than comparable facilities. …

… “The new data center rounds out the company’s vision for a LEED Gold certified building and IT managed services facility. Through environmentally responsible designs and operations, Corus360 projects a 27 percent reduction in energy consumption, enabling cost and energy savings in server, storage, cooling and power distribution. ” …

Via Business Wire: Corus360 DataCenter

Facebook Data Center Power Distribution

Posted in data-center, efficiency, facebook, google, power-distribution, power-savings, techniques on November 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook will drive efficiency into its data center using techniques practiced at Google. …

… “Facebook says it’s streamlining its servers, and also plans to adopt a novel power distribution design pioneered by Google. ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Facebook Data Center

Green IT Creates Business Value

Posted in business-value, cost-benefits, cost-drivers, cost-effective, datacenter, efficiency, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, greening, leadership, operational-efficiency, value on November 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Leading companies are creating value for their enterprise through broad energy efficiency initiatives that include the information technology function. …

… “This means that the savings or business value derived from improvements far outstrips the incremental capital costs of greening the datacenter. ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Business Value of Green

Power Quality Differentiator

Posted in availability, differentiation, efficiency, power-quality, power-utilization, ups, utilization on November 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Clean and uninterrupted power can enable a data center to drive higher availability and lower unplanned downtime from electrical supply anomalies. Vendors are focusing on UPS modules and scalability to support better utilization rates. …

… “The quality of the power reaching data center equipment has a profound impact on its lifespan and its efficiency, say VARs with serious UPS practices, which they use to differentiate their business … ” …

Via Search IT, TechWatch: UPS

SlovakTelekom Green Data Center Project

Posted in air-conditioning, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, country-slovakia, efficiency, green-data-center, green-data-centre, green-it-strategy, ibm, optimization, region-europe, slovak-telecom, telecommunications on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Slovak Telekom will use IBM to build a new green data center in Bratislava, Slovakia and it is targeted to begin operations in 2011 enabling capacity growth needs. The data centre will leverage ambient outside air for cooling and implement high-density rack arrangements that optimize cooling system efficiency. …

… “The data centre will be built on approximately 1,200 square meters of a modern, five-floor building, providing a highly-resilient environment. It will be fully equipped to protect Slovak Telekom‘s valuable information technology investments. It will ensure the highest levels of physical and digital protection, including access control, CCTV, intrusion, fire and flood detection and extinguishing systems, as well as, comprehensive monitoring of the IT infrastructure. Green techniques include a cooling system which, during cold months, will leverage outside air, reducing the need for air conditioning units. The high-density layout of the centre will ensure that IT equipment is sectioned according to heat emissions in order to optimize cooling capacity and efficiency. ” …

Via IBM: Green Data Centre

Slovak Telecom Green Data Center

Detect and Respond to Data Center Energy Issues

Posted in data-center, efficiency, green-data-center, ibm, integration, monitoring, tivoli on October 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan Rack Power Metering for Data Centers

Posted in alerts, efficiency, energy-consumption, notifications, power-management, power-measurement, power-meters, power-utilization, raritan, uptime on October 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan launches smart inline power meters, the Dominion PX-3000 Series, for rack data collection capabilities. …

… “Dominion PX-3000 intelligent inline power meters also enable: Increasing uptime through power metering and standards-based threshold/alerting for notifications prior to branch circuit breakers failing; Driving data center efficiency behavior by collecting energy consumption (kwh) data for internal or customer bill back; Improving power utilization by metering to identify additional power capacity (find stranded power) and maximize utilization of existing sites, delaying large capital expenditures for new sites; Raritan’s intelligent power meters uniquely provide real-time information to help make data center decisions, such as where servers should be placed for optimal efficiency. If power or environmental user-defined thresholds are exceeded, PX-3000 sends email-based alerts in addition to SNMP Traps. ” …

Via Raritan: Intelligent Inline-Meter Rack PDUs for Data Center IT Equipment

Cooling Equipment Power

Posted in air-flow, airflow, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, efficiency, energy-savings, green-design, microsoft, power-consumption, power-savings on October 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ambient air usage in cooler climates, higher temperature setpoints, and air flow design advancements are all elements of an efficient data center cooling strategy. …

… “The cooling equipment alone can consume 25 percent of the power that goes into a data center, said Christian Belady, an efficiency specialist at Microsoft. ” …

Via New York Times: Energy Savings