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Australia data center capacity management plan

Posted in capacity, carbon-footprint, country-australia, data-centre, government, green-it-strategy, growth on March 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Australian government plans to manage its data center capacity growth through strategic sourcing process. …Australia's Lindsay Tanner plan for data center management

… “government data centres generate an estimated 300,000 tonnes of carbon each year which the government hopes to reduce by at least 40,000 tonnes per year over the next five years. ” …

Via The Australian: Data centre strategy

Aussie Data Centre Strategy: “Lindsay Tanner said that through the coordinated approach to managing data centre activities detailed in the strategy, the data centre space required by Government could actually be reduced. “

Green Government IT

Posted in conservation, energy-consumption, government, information-technology, power-down, power-savings on August 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

With the size of government, small changes in energy consumption can offer significant savings. …

… “With an estimated cost of $0.10 per kWh, the government could save $23,400 in one night, from an act as simple as pressing off buttons or adjusting power settings. ” …

Via Washington Technology: Green Government

SSA Green Data Center Project

Posted in administration, collaboration, government, green-building, green-data-center, leadership, leed-certification, project, technology-investment on May 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Michael Gallagher, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Social Security Administration, discusses the investment in a new green data center at the NCC. The EPA National Computer Center building is LEED Silver. …

NCC will house a new green data center

… “This new center will replace our aging 30-year-old National Computer Center. In addition to being state-of-the-art, the new facility will incorporate green building technology and use new energy efficient equipment and processes. To ensure the project is completed on time, on budget, and in full compliance with Recovery Act requirements, we and GSA have both assigned experienced project managers. We look forward to this important collaboration, and I would like to thank GSA for its leadership of this vital project. ” …

Via Social Security Administration: Statement of Michael Gallagher, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management

Chicago Green IT Strategy

Posted in actions, cio-perspective, city-chicago, configuration, configuration-management, datacenter, energy-capacity, government, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, power-consumption, savings, strategies, strategy on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Chicago IT team uses simple actions in its data center to save energy and increase computing capacity. …

… “Last year, we were in a situation in which our data center was almost out of power. Instead of adding power, we looked at our existing data center configuration. ” …

Via Government Technology: Chicago CIO Hardik Bhatt

Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Access

Posted in analytical-tools, assessments, benefits, collaboration, consolidation, energy-efficiency, government, green-it-strategy, high-availability, information-technology, it-project, it-strategy, pilots, practices, strategies, strategy on November 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Recommendations for collaboration between government and industry include improving information availability for energy efficiency in data centers. …

… “Improve access to information – Develop and consolidate information about technical and organizational best practices for energy efficiency in data centers; information should include analytical tools for technology, as well as financial and risk assessments; information should also include simple checklists, such as basic items to consider for new IT projects; use pilot projects and test centers to develop real data on costs and benefits. ” …

Via U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategy Workshop: Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: Recommendations (PDF)

Green Grid Energy Efficiency

Posted in collaboration, computing-ecosystem, consortium, data-center, efficiency, energy-efficiency, extreme-networks, government, networking, standards, the-green-grid on August 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Extreme Networks joins The Green Grid to further the efficient use of energy in networking. …

… “Extreme Networks will help promote the adoption of energy efficient standards, processes, measurements and technologies within data centers. The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. The consortium’s scope includes collaboration with other industry groups and government organizations worldwide to ensure that each organizational goal is aligned with both developers and users of data center technology. ” …

Via Extreme Networks: THE GREEN GRID

Greening Government IT Strategy Sets Technology Agenda

Posted in actions, asset-management, asset-utilization, best-practice, carbon-footprint, carbon-neutral, data-centre, drives, federal-it, footprint, government, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, impact, investment, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, supplier-collaboration, utilization on July 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

UK government sets green IT strategy into motion. Objectives for greening information technology include understanding the carbon impact of new investments with a target of carbon neutral and taking a lifecycle view of new IT assets. The government will pursue power management for active devices and use virtualization to drive capacity utilization rates much higher. …

UK Cabinet Office implements green Information Technology strategy

… “The Greening Government ICT strategy sets out the first steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint. We are the first government in the world to look at our ICT in this way and we want to see changes taking place immediately. We want to see best green practice throughout government – computers switched off overnight, printers defaulting to duplex, data centres efficiently cooled. The good news is that we are not alone in aiming for these goals. There is already a great deal of activity in departments and within industry and we will be working with our suppliers to ensure that action is taken immediately. ” …

Via UK Cabinet Office: Greening Government ICT (PDF)

Green IT Strategy

Posted in carbon-neutral, country-uk, energy-efficiency, government, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, strategies, strategy on July 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Tom Watson promotes his green IT strategy
UK government will implement carbon neutral IT strategy and may use carbon credits to offset net energy usage. …

… “As Cabinet Office minister Tom Watson, who launched the green IT strategy, said: Turning off every one of Whitehall’s 500,000 computers at night would have the same effect as taking 40,000 cars off the road. ” …

Via WhatPC?: Government green