energy-capacity

Cisco Service Density Creates Energy Capacity

Posted in appliance, capacity, cisco, density, energy-capacity, it-services, modular, modules on February 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Europe Collaboration Drives Active Power Management

Posted in active-power-management, bull, cassatt, data-center, energy-capacity, power-consumption, power-management, region-europe, software on January 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center collaboration planned
Bull and Cassatt will collaborate to improve data center energy performance through software, process, and policy optimization. …

… “To help their customers better manage their data centers, Bull and Cassatt will provide European organizations a starting point: active power management. With this approach, large data center operators can automatically and intelligently power off their unused servers based on policies they set, minimizing power consumption by a factor of at least 30 percent for business operations workloads. Other workloads such as application development may benefit from even larger factors, up to 50 percent. Idle servers may be restarted as business needs require, according to rules based on demand, time and capacity, or according to specific events. ” …

Via Bull: Partnership to improve the efficiency of large data centers in Europe

Virtual Machine Density Footprint

Posted in atrato, cloud-computing, data-center, energy-capacity, enterprise-architecture, high-efficiency, hosting, storage-array, storage-technology, virtual-storage, virtualization on December 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center hosting company leverages high-density storage to improve their energy efficiency. …

… “Atrato won them over by offering capacity and performance, reducing the footprint required to pack in virtual machines for its cloud architecture. ” …

Via Search Storage: Wind-powered data center

Chicago Green IT Strategy

Posted in actions, cio-perspective, city-chicago, configuration, configuration-management, datacenter, energy-capacity, government, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, power-consumption, savings, strategies, strategy on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Chicago IT team uses simple actions in its data center to save energy and increase computing capacity. …

… “Last year, we were in a situation in which our data center was almost out of power. Instead of adding power, we looked at our existing data center configuration. ” …

Via Government Technology: Chicago CIO Hardik Bhatt

The Hidden Data Center

Posted in actions, capacity, cooling-system, dell, energy-capacity, energy-management, it-services, optimization, optimize, practices, savings, services, value on December 3rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green data center services
Dell launches a set of services that focus on addressing the hidden data center and creating value through energy efficiency practices and capacity optimization. …

… “Data Center Optimization Workshop addresses the energy, capacity and cooling issues facing customers with practical, expert advice on how to bring efficiency to the current data center environment. Dell provides customers with specific actions designed to simplify and save in the data center. ” …

Via Dell: Services Provide Map to Hidden Data Center

Dynamic Power Capping

Posted in capacity, cooling-system, data-center, energy-capacity, hp-hewlett-packard, management, power-management, power-usage, server-efficiency on November 6th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP introduces data center efficiency technology for power and cooling management. …

… “HP Dynamic Power Capping helps customers reallocate power and cooling resources in the data center by dynamically setting or capping the power drawn by the servers. This eliminates the need for overprovisioning by precisely identifying how much power is actually required to run each server and setting a limit based on that usage. As a result, companies reclaim their overprovisioned energy to improve the capacity of their data center. ” …

Via HP: New Energy-efficiency Technologies

Green Enterprise DataCenter Strategy

Posted in achievement, collaboration, efficiency, energy-capacity, energy-consumption, enterprise, future, green-it-strategy, growth, ibm, improvement, it-project, it-services, it-strategy, maintenance, power-consumption, savings, services, strategies, strategy, transformation-project on September 15th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM and Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) will collaborate to implement a major transformation of the bank’s Enterprise Data Center strategy, which will incorporate energy efficiency objectives. …

… “With this NEDC transformation project, PSBank and IBM aim to achieve similar goals in reducing energy consumption as well as reducing cost, space and IT maintenance, while enhancing the efficiency and capacity of its data center facilities. This project is an example of how IBM is helping clients develop a new enterprise data center, which offers dramatic improvements in IT efficiency and provides for rapid deployment of new IT services to support future business growth. ” …

Via IBM: PSBank Enterprise Data Center Strategy

Information Energy Efficiency

Posted in accelerate, carbon-footprint, data-center, drives, efficiency, energy-capacity, energy-efficiency, footprint, power-efficiency, power-usage, storage-systems, storage-technology on August 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data storage capacity requirements are accelerating. This part of the data center has sigificant power needs that cannot be ignored. …

… “Most storage systems, which are composed of dozens if not hundreds of disks that are always on regardless of the need to retrieve data, represent the equivalent of perpetually idling an SUV in the garage on the off chance the owner might want to take a drive. ” …

Via Computer Technology Review: Information Carbon Footprint