Intel Facility Efficiency

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

Google Power Trading

Posted in data-center-power, electricity-consumption, facility-management, google, power-market, trading on January 8th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google applies for ability to trade in the wholesale energy market to more effectively manage its data center power needs. …

… “the extent of its electric generation ownership is to provide power solely to the company’s facilities and for emergency backup power. The company asked FERC to approve its request by February 23. ” …

Via Reuters: Google to trade wholesale power

Data Center Provision Capacity

Posted in capacity, facility-design, facility-management, microsoft, provisioning, server-farm on July 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft is using packaged server units to accelerate data center capacity increases. …

… “These prepackaged units (with up to 1,800 to 2,500 servers each) can be wheeled into the facility and made operational within hours, so they represent important advances in the ability to quickly and efficiently provision capacity. ” …

Via Microsoft datacenters: Mega Data Centers Online in July

Integrate Facility Management with Information Technology Organization

Posted in facility-management, information-technology, integration on June 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off