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Fortune LEED San Jose Data Center

Posted in certification, city-san-jose, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, floor-space, fortune-data-centers, leed-certification, leed-gold, pue, raised-floor on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fortune Data Centers achieves LEED Gold certification for its San Jose-based data center by deploying novel design strategies for the systems, including cooling. …

… “Fortune was awarded the certification for achievements including: Taking an innovative overhead-down rather than the traditional raised floor-up approach to cooling servers, which enables Fortune to save energy and significantly contributes to its Power Usage Effectiveness Rating (PUE) of 1.37 at full load, an energy-efficiency level far superior to the industry average data center PUE of 2.0; ” …

Via Earth Times: LEED Gold Certification for Data Center Facility

Hitachi Data Systems Green Data Center

Posted in availability, city-yokohama, country-japan, floor-space, green-data-center, hitachi, pue, reliability, security on August 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Hitachi Data Systems opens its Yokohama, Japan green data center. The data center incorporates natural cooling into its design and leverages a thermal hydraulic simulator to integrate the air conditioning system with the energy requirements of the equipment. …

… “The Yokohama Third Center is one of the most robust and reliable in the industry and occupies 10,000 square meters of total floor space. The newly opened green facility incorporates power-efficient data center technology designed to achieve a benchmarking rating of 1.6 PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), while offering among the industry’s highest level of reliability, availability and data security. ” …

Via Hitachi Data Systems: Robust and Reliable Green Data Center

Hitachi Green Data Center

Limit Mixing to Cool Data Center with Less

Posted in adaptiv-cool, air-conditioning, air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, data-centers, efficiency, floor-space, mixing on May 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Efficiency is a powerful lever for existing data centers. There is a good chance that your cooling system is oversized for the situation and yet the computer equipment is not being cooled fully. Look to reduce mixing of warm and cool air and implement variable cooling to optimize the cooling requirements. …

… “The primary reason cited for this inefficient cooling is a phenomenon known as mixing where cool and warm air mix before entering server intakes. Recent studies from various industry groups agree that managing airflow and reducing mixing can cut data center cooling costs dramatically and even eliminate the need to build new sites. ” …

Via AdaptivCool: Airflow Newsletter (PDF), November 2008

Data Center Demonstrates Green PUE Performance

Posted in electricity-consumption, energy-efficiency, enterprise, facility-design, floor-space, fortune-data-centers, metrics, pue, savings, success-story on April 29th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fortune Data Centers initiates the operation of its new energy-efficient, green data center in Silicon Valley. This facility supports 7.86 Megawatts of IT critical load across two data rooms with 43,000 square feet of IT floor space. …

… “Fortune’s new facility, located at 2001 Fortune Drive in San Jose, delivers superior energy efficiency as measured by Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)-a standard developed by The Green Grid consortium. PUE is determined by dividing the total facility power by the IT equipment power-the lower the resulting ratio, the more efficient the data center. During independent testing through a Level 5 Commissioning Process, the data center achieved a PUE of 1.37 at full load, an energy-efficiency level far superior to the industry average data center PUE of 2.0, and better than the EPA’s 2011 target PUE of 1.45 for state-of-the-art enterprise-class data centers. The company estimates that moving IT load from a legacy data center to Fortune’s facility would result in reduced annual electrical consumption of 40 million Kilowatt-hours… ” …

Via Fortune: New Green Data Center

Energy and Space Efficient Blades

Posted in blade-server, capability, cost-benefits, energy-reduction, floor-space, ibm, performance, power-savings, rack-design, reduce-power-consumption, server-density, technology-managers on February 20th, 2009 by FrankM – 1 Comment

Blade servers
The HFCL Group will use IBM blade server technology to create a green and cost-efficient computational capability. …

… “This three-year agreement includes the deployment of IBM BladeCentre technology and X3650 servers that will provide significant savings on power and cooling, lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), and increasing productivity, making IBM’s infrastructure technology the right choice for HFCL to go green. IBM demonstrated for HFCL how IBM BladeCenter technology can help reduce costs while being energy efficient. IBM BladeCenter technology uses up to 50 percent less floor space and up to 35 percent less energy than competitor rack servers without compromising performance. ” …

Via IBM: Go Green and Reduce Operational Cost

Green Data Center Benefits Realization

Posted in benefits, building, cost-benefits, drives, energy-savings, enterprise, floor-space, future, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, ibm, investment, it-strategy, maintenance, operations, productivity, savings, strategies, strategy, virtualization on September 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green data centers investments can have both tangible financial returns, intangible productivity benefits, and enable future cost avoidance. …

… “As IBM found when building its own green data center, each dollar of energy savings drives $6 to $8 dollars in operations savings, Peter McCafferty, director of enterprise systems at IBM stresses. Benefits accrue in terms of increased productivity, decreased floor space requirements, decreased maintenance costs and other examples. ” …

Via Virtual Strategy: Is Green Worth it?

Data Center Cooling

Posted in air-conditioning, air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, data-center, efficiency, energy-consumption, floor-space, heat-load, high-efficiency, measurements, optimization, optimize, power-consumption on September 2nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Eight data center efficiency tips are shared in this article. …

Data Center cooling efficiency

… “Coordinate cooling. In data centers with high-density heat loads, consider hiring a professional to measure airflows and correct air conditioning problems. ” …

Via Computerworld Sidebar: Efficient Data Center

Raised Floors and Cooling Efficiency: “The key, according to experts, is to route the cool air you have to the right place. The problem is, directing cold air is like trying to herd cats. … “

Sun Eco Cooling Efficiency for Datacenter: “Decrease energy consumption through better optimization of data center air conditioning … “