energy-management

Green Grid Data Center Energy Measurement Recommendation Open for Comments

Posted in data-center, energy-management, green-grid, guidelines, pue, standards, the-green-grid on July 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green Grid and industry task force have collaborated to assemble a set of recommendations on measuring and publishing values for PUE at data center facilities.

Data Center Efficiency Recommendations (PDF).

Cisco Energy Management

Posted in cisco, energy-management on March 20th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla energy management software tracks data center equipment

Posted in energy-management, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, sentilla, servers on March 9th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla energy manager software targets power tracking of metered and unmetered data center equipment. …

… “Sentilla Energy Manager is a non-invasive, software-only solution that provides a comprehensive view of energy use of the entire data center, from the switchgear down to each asset-such as servers, storage and networking devices. Sentilla’s solution bridges the IT and facilities gap, providing the world’s first consolidated view of where, when and why energy is used.

By using Version 3.0 of this innovative software, which scales to support the largest data center environments in real-time, Sentilla’s customers can now track, predict and manage energy use of every single piece of equipment in the data center, including those that are unmetered. As a result of having greater planning and management of energy consumption, data center managers can not only improve performance and efficiency, but also reduce downtime and better plan for expansion or consolidation.

By leveraging energy management as a key component of IT software portfolios-treating energy as an IT asset-data centers can deliver exceptional performance at minimal cost and without disruption. ” …

http://bit.ly/cqwtI6

Active Energy Management

Posted in energy-management, energy-usage, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, ibm, innovation, power-consumption, reduce-power-consumption on November 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM recognizes its internal innovation projects for their environmental impact. A number of the solutions are focused on the green data center. …

… “Systems Director Active Energy Management — a software solution that helps data center operators monitor and automatically manage energy use, allowing greater control over power consumption. The technology can reduce system administration and energy costs in a typical data center by nearly 30 percent. ” …

Via IBM: Top Environmental Solutions, 2009

Wireless Sensor Networks

Posted in data-center, energy-consumption, energy-management, integration, operations, power-analysis, sensors, sentilla, wireless-sensor-network on September 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

As intelligence moves to the edge via sensors, energy management in the data center can be accomplished via wireless networks that integrate sensor data. …

… “Don’t be surprised to see data center operators increasingly turning to wireless sensor networks to cut energy consumption. ” …

Via Reuters: Wireless for Data Center Energy Management

Third party integration for power consumption visibility …

Sentilla Integrates Third-Party Devices: “new release brings a consolidated view of power use of all the equipment in the data center. IT managers can now obtain all the energy information in the data center, whether from Sentilla’s Power Analysis Unit or other, third-party equipment, integrated in one standardized format for a single, combined view. “

Fairmont Green IT Strategy and Implementation Plan

Posted in alignment, energy-management, fairmont-hotels, green-it-initiatives, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, procurement, sustainability on July 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts extends its corporate sustainability initiative to the information technology function, setting strategy and creating an aggressive implementation plan that will deliver improvement in its carbon footprint. The company will leverage its centralized IT management model to enable an enterprise energy management policy across its workstation and laptop assets. …

… “Aimed at limiting waste, purchasing responsibly, conserving energy and reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint, Fairmont’s Green IT plan includes the introduction of a workstation power down schedule, electronic waste diversion in markets where programs exist and the development of donation standards aligning with qualified and respected recycling companies and charities. In addition, Fairmont will optimize purchasing efficiencies, including crafting a green procurement policy to ensure the brand uses technology products that are either EPA Energy Star or Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)-rated as well as services that address Extended Product Responsibility (EPR) programs. The Green IT initiative at Fairmont will be rolled out property-wide throughout 2009 with full implementation expected by the end of the year. ” …

Via Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Fairmont Announces Green IT Strategy:

Australia Green Data Center

Posted in academia-victoria-university, cooling-system, cost-effective, country-australia, energy-management, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, ibm, power-savings, save-energy, ups on April 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM will build green data center for Victoria University that will sustainably meet its needs for data management over the next decade. …

… “The project involves IBM implementing a modular design approach to enable the University to minimize start-up energy demands from the existing site electrical supply. IBM will also employ an in-row cooling solution which offers targeted cooling at the heat load source, combined with free cooling chiller plant technology to leverage the favorable Melbourne climate. Smaller uninterruptible power supply (UPS) module sizes will be used to maximize the amount of usable power and UPS efficiency. This will all result in both substantial energy savings and the elimination of hot spots to provide an optimum equipment operating environment. Energy efficiency is also important to the University. The solution is cost-effective to own and operate, with up to 45 percent less power consumption than a conventional design, potentially saving more than 300,000 kilowatts per year of energy. ” …

Via IBM: Victoria University Green Data Center

Sentilla Intelligent Power Strips

Posted in analysis, controls, data-centers, energy-consumption, energy-management, measurements, platform, sentilla, server-efficiency, technology-managers on February 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla power monitoring
Sentilla Corp debuts its Energy Manager system that monitors and analyzes the power profile of a data center. This tool enables IT management to understand power consumption and take action to improve energy efficiency. …

… “The core of Sentilla’s technology is a series of tiny microprocessors embedded in intelligent power strips that easily integrate into any existing data center, measuring energy consumption at the server level to generate an actionable profile of use in a single snapshot that can be remotely managed. With the resulting insight into real-world conditions directly at the source of power activity, change or consumption, Sentilla’s platform enables users to take control of their energy use and carbon footprint. ” …

Via Sentilla: Energy Measurement and Management Platform for Data Centers

IBM Climate Change Strategies Recognized

Posted in climate-change, data-centers, energy-efficiency, energy-management, green-it-strategy, hardware, ibm, initiatives, innovation, intelligent-networks, it-strategy, software, value on December 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ceres recognizes IBM for its strategies that advance the progress of climate change. …

… “Ranging from energy efficient hardware, energy management software and data centers to intelligent electric utility networks, support for solar development, carbon management, intelligent transportation systems and more, IBM’s initiatives are responding to this global challenge consistent with the company’s core value of innovation that matters. ” …

Via IBM: Climate Change Strategies

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

Bull SAP Green IT Initiative

Posted in best-practice, bull, business-applications, collaboration, energy-consumption, energy-management, energy-monitoring, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, initiatives, it-services, it-strategy, management, measurements, mission, power-consumption, practices, research, sap, server-virtualization, services, software, strategies, strategy on October 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bull and SAP Research collaborate to advance the frontier of green IT through an aligned research initiative. Their research agenda will focus on transaction energy measurement, software best practices that reduce energy consumption, and server virtualization. …

… “New server technologies currently being developed by Bull are adding energy management intelligence into the new generation of Datacenters. The mission of this initiative between Bull and SAP Research is to develop an overall strategy for Datacenter energy management intelligence combined with server management services, integrating business applications and end-user services to enable sustainable Datacenter technologies. ” …

Via Bull: R&D initiative for Green IT