energy-costs

Walmart Sustainabiliity Objective

Posted in carbon-footprint, customers, energy-costs, ghg-reduction, supplier-collaboration, supply-chain, walmart on February 25th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

targets the supply chain reaching back to suppliers and forward into customers value chains to drive GHG reductions. …

… “Reducing carbon in the life cycle of our products will often mean reducing energy use. That will mean greater efficiency and, with the rising cost of energy, lower costs, making our business stronger and more competitive. And, as we help our suppliers reduce their energy use, costs and carbon footprint, we’ll be helping our customers do the same thing. ” …

Via Walmart Stores: Goal to Eliminate 20 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Global Supply Chain

Walmart ups the game in its sustainability drive

Toyota Green Data Center uses IBM Measurement Tech

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, energy-costs, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, ibm, pilots, reduce-power-consumption, scanning-technology, state-california, temperature-control, thermal-analysis, toyota on October 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM collaborates with Toyota Motor Sales, USA and Southern California Edison to lower energy costs in Toyota’s data center using measurement technology that identifies and reduces energy consumption. The measurement tech pinpointed opportunities to adjust air flow and increase temperature setpoints and, ultimately, to reduce the cooling load. Real-time sensors were strategically placed around the data center to understand the effects of changes. SCE is evaluating the scalability of this solution across its customer base. …

… “To decrease rising energy consumption and server failure risk, Toyota Motor Sales used IBM’s Measurement and Management Technologies in its 20,000 square foot Torrance, California data center over a five-month period. The multi-level measurement tool assesses thermal readings throughout the data center from floor to ceiling and provides a detailed assessment of the heat distribution by creating a three-dimensional chart which pinpoints power and cooling inefficiencies. By using the scanning technology, researchers are then able to create a base model which is used to implement improvements within existing resources at low costs. During the pilot period, the automaker saw a decrease in high temperature hot spots and energy costs in the data center which houses its application development and testing equipment as well as file-sharing, email and printing capabilities. ” …

Via IBM: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Green Data Center

Cool Weather Data Center Cooling

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, efficiency, energy-costs, energy-usage, servers on October 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cool geographies and low energy costs attract new data center investments. …

… “half of the energy usage is dedicated to keeping the servers cool in order to maximize the efficiency of the chips that run them. ” …

Via New York Times: Cool Data Centers

Outside Air Cools Green Data Centers Using Tool

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, assessments, cooling-system, data-center, energy-costs, energy-savings, facility-improvement, green-grid, load, tool on April 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use Green Grid’s tool to assess the use of ambient air temperatures for data center cooling application. …

… “Using zip codes, the tool allows users in the United States and Canada to input their specific variables – such as local energy costs, IT load, and facility load – to determine the energy savings for individual facilities. ” …

Via Green Grid: Free Cooling Tool

DataCenter Energy

Posted in cio-perspective, cooling-system, datacenter, energy-costs, hardware, impact, it-project, power-management on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy efficiency projects can have an immediate bottom-line impact on the data center operating budget. …

… “Industry experts say by 2010 the cost to power and cool data center equipment is likely to exceed the cost of the hardware itself, and energy costs may soon represent more than half of the total cost of running a data center. ” …

Via CIO Today: Energy Costs

Data Center Design Innovation Services

Posted in building, cooling-system, datacenter, energy-costs, enterprise, features, future, green-it-strategy, hardware, infrastructure, it-infrastructure, it-services, it-strategy, management, plan, power-consumption, power-usage, power-utilization, services, space, strategies, strategy, sun-microsystems, utilization on October 22nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sun Microsystems has positioned a set of professional services aimed at designing or retrofitting data centers to maximize energy efficiency and space utilization, while reducing power consumption and operating costs. …

… “Analysts are now saying that IT infrastructure power usage will soon cost more than the hardware itself, and enterprise datacenters are running out of space and power while cooling and energy costs are rising. More than ever, enterprises need to plan and build datacenters that will accommodate these and future IT needs. ” …

Via Sun Microsystems: Professional Services For Phases Of Datacenter Management: Strategy, Design And Build