facility-improvement

Intel Facility Efficiency

Posted in energy-efficiency, facility-improvement, facility-management, intel, power-management on February 28th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Priority Green in the Data Center

Posted in disney, electricity-consumption, energy-efficiency, facility-improvement, goals, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, infrastructure, sustainability on October 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Leading companies are integrating IT efficiency into the overall sustainability objectives of the enterprise. …

… “Disney has a companywide goal to reduce electricity consumption by 10% between 2006 and 2013, and the data center has to play a big role in achieving that objective, says Denis Weber, director of IT critical facilities infrastructure for the Walt Disney Co. ” …

Via Computerworld: Disney Green Data Center

Internap NYC Green Data Center Expansion

Posted in air-conditioning, city-manhattan, city-new-york, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, facility-improvement, fans, green-initiatives, green-it-initiatives, humidification, internap on July 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Internap Network Services is implementing green initiatives in conjunction with its expansion of the company‚Äôs New York City data center. …

… “The Manhattan facility has been fitted with an ultrasonic humidification system, which uses less energy than traditional methods for balancing humidity. Energy-efficient electronically commutated (EC) fans and variable frequency drives (VFDs) within the air conditioning systems were also installed. EC fans provide an immediate energy savings of up to 30 percent over units using conventional technology, while VFDs adjust motor speed to better match output requirements, resulting in further energy savings.” …

Via Internap: Green Data Center Push with New York City Facility

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

Don’t Miss Data Center Airflow

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, cost-benefits, design, facility-improvement, green-data-center, raised-floor, roi on March 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Simple fixes such as airflow losses can save operating costs and green the data center. …

… “the airflow study revealed that the data center’s 2,5000-square-feet of raised floor had problems such as holes around pipes coming in and out of the perimeter walls … ” …

Via Network World: Fix Bad Airflow

Energy Benchmarking

Posted in asset-utilization, benchmarks, calculation, energy-efficiency, facility-improvement, power-utilization, server-efficiency, uptime on January 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Use data center benchmarking to identify opportunities to improve energy-efficiency. Uptime Institute offers insights into energy efficiencies. …

… “This calculation multiplies the efficiency of one’s technology by the efficiency of the physical facility. Uptime calculates IT efficiency by multiplying a data center’s IT asset utilization rate by the energy efficiency of the servers. ” …

Via Computerworld: Benchmark data center energy costs

Ambient Cooling for the DataCenter

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, data-center, energy-savings, facility-improvement, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, leadership, power-reduction, strategies, strategy, tips, wells-fargo on November 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Wells Fargo IT leaders share insights on their green IT strategy, which includes simple facility modifications, such as using free ambient cooling for its data center. …

… “This system has provided a 15 percent reduction in energy use, since at least four months out of the year, the chilly Minnesota winter air really helps cool things down inside the data center. ” …

Via ZDNet: Wells Fargo green tips

Google Data Center is Significantly More Efficient

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, engineering, facility-improvement, google, optimization, optimize, server-efficiency on October 3rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google shares their insight and experience with efficient data centers. …

Google data center efficiency leadership

… “our data centers use considerably less energy for the servers themselves, and much less energy for cooling, than a typical data center. We achieved this milestone by significantly reducing the amount of energy needed for the data center facility overhead. Specifically, Google-designed data centers use nearly five times less energy than conventional facilities to feed and cool the computers inside. Our engineers worked hard to optimize every element in the data center, from the chip to the cooling tower. ” …

Via Google: Data Center Efficiency

Dell Carbon Neutral

Posted in carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-neutral, co2-emissions, dell, facility-improvement, improvement, initiatives, management, power-management, savings on September 16th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell achieves its carbon neutral objectives and positions itself as the green-est technology company through operating more efficiently. …

… “The company is already saving more than $3 million annually and avoiding nearly 20,000 tons of CO2 through facilities improvements and a global power-management initiative. ” …

Via Dell: Meets Carbon Neutral Goal Ahead of Schedule