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2010 Data Center Growth Forecast

Posted in digital-realty-trust, expansion, forecast, future, growth, planning on March 8th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center growth is forecast by recent survey by Digital Realty Trust. …

… “In the survey, they found 83 percent of respondents are planning datacenter expansions in the next 12 to 24 months, 36 percent have definite plans to make those expansions this year … ” …

Via Datamation: Datacenter Expansion

Oracle in Cisco DCoF Data Center of Future

Posted in cisco, data-center-of-future, dcof, future, oracle on August 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Hotter Data Centers Require More Cooling Options

Posted in cooling-system, data-centers, demand, density, economy, future, heat, heat-load, moores-law, power-management, predictions, processor, research, techniques on June 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The future for data centers is increased processor power, higher-density, greater heat-generation, and growing cooling requirements. Cooling techniques are being researched to deal with this developing trend. …

… “As the demand for data centers continues to rise, despite the down economy, Moore’s Law-the prediction that processors will become twice as powerful every 18 months to 2 years-means that data centers will produce more heat. ” …

Via IT World / CIO: Cooler Data Centers

AMD Future Datacenter Server Processor Istanbul

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cpu, datacenter, design, future, instanbul, intel, processor, server-efficiency on April 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD Istanbul CPU
AMD challenges Intel for ownership of the future data center by introducing powerful server CPU roadmap that is power efficient. …

… “Months ahead of schedule, AMD plans to deliver the six-core AMD Opteron processor code named Istanbul in June this year, with up to 30 percent more performance within the same power envelope and on the same platform as current Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. ” …

Via AMD: Server Platform Roadmap

AMD vid of Istanbul Six cores versus Quad core CPU …

Solar Collectors for Data Centre Cooling Efficiency

Posted in air-conditioning, cooling-system, data-centre, free-cooling, future, rittal, solar-panels on April 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The future for data center cooling
Rittal shares its views on the future opportunities for green data centers and envisions possibilities for data centre cooling via solar energy technology. …

… “For this purpose, adsorption refrigerating machines in connection with solar heat collectors convert the energy from the sun into cold water which is used for air-conditioning the data centres. Especially regions with intensive solar radiation allow the use of solar energy all year long. The use of regenerative energies for air-conditioning data centres saves primary energy and CO2. Further savings are possible by a combination with free cooling. ” …

Via Rittal: Green energy for IT

Future Vision of Data Center: Simplicity

Posted in collaboration, data-center, future, infrastructure, netapp, partnership, simplicity, virtualization, vision, vmware on March 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Networking Consolidation with VPI Technology

Posted in data-center-consolidation, design, efficiency, future, gateway-solution, green-data-center, infrastructure, mellanox-technologies, networking, networking-consolidation, vpi-virtual-protocol-interconnect on February 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Network consolidation
The BridgeX solution by Mellanox consolidates network infrastructure, enabling high-performance applications with lossless, low-latency 40Gb/s InfiniBand or 10 Gigabit Ethernet. …

… “BridgeX, the industry‚Äôs first gateway solution supporting Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology. BridgeX, together with Mellanox ConnectX adapters and switch solutions, provides full end-to-end true networking consolidation for building green data centers and the most efficient high-performance clustering. With BridgeX, data centers will be able to retain the value of legacy storage and Ethernet systems, while maximizing overall efficiency and guaranteeing a future-proof infrastructure. ” …

Via Mellanox Technologies: Virtual Protocol Interconnect Slashes Data Center Costs

Green IT Predictions Cisco Leader

Posted in cisco, future, green-it-initiatives, green-technology, information-technology, predictions on December 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM Green Data Center
The future of green information technology is debated. …

… “Robert Aldrich, director of data center solutions at Cisco, predicts that green IT in the U.S. market will be replaced by more concise, definable concepts in the mainstream media … ” …

Via Environmental Leader: Green-Tech Predictions for 2009

Notebook Computer Power Savings Roadmap

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cpu, future, graphics-processor, laptop, notebook-computer, power-savings, processor, roadmap, sabine, savings on November 20th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Power savings are on the CPU roadmap from AMD. …

… “APU is AMD speak for a CPU and a graphics processor on one piece of silicon. AMD expects Sabine to bring significant power savings to notebook computers. ” …

Via DailyTech: Future Processors

Future Data Center

Posted in data-center, future, hp-hewlett-packard on November 8th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

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

SAP Global Sustainability Challenges Index

Posted in challenge, climate-change, environmental-social-governance, future, index, management, measurements, oekom-research, research, responsible-management, sap, sustainability, sustainable-development, water on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP is named to the Global Challenges Index, created by the Hanover Stock Exchange and Oekom Research as a sustainability measure for investors. …

… “The index is based on how companies address social and environmental challenges and is drawn from a universe of 900 companies worldwide. SAP continues to be one of only 50 companies selected for inclusion. The Global Challenges Index defines sustainability by focusing on seven future-oriented global challenges. They include climate change, provision of drinking water, sustainable forest management, biodiversity, population development, poverty reduction and support for responsible management (governance) structures. It further sets stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance criteria for the companies listed and identifies pioneers that use opportunities provided by global change. ” …

Via SAP: Global Challenges Index