green-data-center

Green data center equipment tests

Posted in green-data-center, testing on May 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green data centers powered by dairy farm generated biogas

Posted in biogas, colocation, data-center, electricity-usage, green-data-center, green-power, hp-hewlett-packard on May 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP positions green data centers for future location with dairy farms.  …

…   “The company released a paper this week detailing how colocated data centers and dairy farms could work together to leverage one another’s waste: Biogas derived from the cow manure could generate electricity for the data center. “   …

Via InfoWorld: Cow Poop Put to Use ….

HP Green IT leadership recognition

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, country-uk, green-data-center, green-design, hp-hewlett-packard, recognition on May 19th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP is recognized for it green data center practices, such as ambient air cooling and recycled construction materials.  …

…   “HP was recognized as the winner in the Data Center Design category for its Wynyard facility in the United Kingdom. Commissioned in September 2009, the data center uses a large quantity of fresh air supplied by fans through high-efficiency filters to reduce the energy required for cooling. The building features an energy-efficient and sustainable design that incorporates recycled materials as well as harvested rainwater. “   …

Via HP: Green Enterprise IT Award.

      

Greenest data center

Posted in dell, green-data-center on May 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Simple green techniques deployed in Google’s data centers

Posted in energy-efficient, energy-monitoring, google, green-data-center, measurements, technologies on May 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google uses simple techniques to green its datacenters and measures its performance improvement. …

… “Beyond using energy-efficient technologies, Weihl talked up the importance of measuring and monitoring. ” …

Via InfoWorld: Google’s green data centers

Intel LEED Gold Green Building

Posted in ashrae, building, certification, education, energy-consumption, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, intel, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption, sustainability, sustainable-design, xeon on April 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Corp achieves LEED Gold at its Haifa, Israel Design Center 9, IDC 9, which will open in June. The building deploys multiple strategies for sustainability in its design and construction, including a Xeon processor-based data center that significantly reduces power consumption. …

… “Securing a Gold-level rating – one of the highest level LEED certifications – IDC 9 is the first building in Israel to receive this level of recognition for sustainable construction.

The sustainable design of IDC 9 results in a net 17 percent reduction in total building energy use as compared with ordinary buildings built, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1-2007 standard.

IDC 9 is the marquee of Intel sites striving to meet international green building standards. ” …

Via Intel: Green Building Receives LEED Gold Cert

Intel Haifa Design Center is built with a sustainable design

SAP Green Data Centers Certified

Posted in aisle-configuration, certification, country-germany, green-data-center, green-data-centre, sap, virtual-machines on April 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP uses hold / cold aisle configurations and virtualization to drive the energy efficiency of its data centers. The company’s data centers in Germany have been certified as energy efficient by TUEV Rheinland. …

… “The SAP data centers were specifically recognized for the use of advanced technologies, which in 2009 saved roughly 55 million kilowatt hours/14,000 tons of CO2 emissions, equal to the annual energy consumption of 13,000 households. The SAP centers scored particularly high in the areas of quality assurance, management and climate control. ” …

Via Yahoo! Finance: SAP Energy Efficient Data Centers

Next-Gen Green Data Center based on ubiqutious services

Posted in building, cisco, cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, country-korea, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, greendatacenter, intelligent-networks, platform, ubiquitous-computing, virtualization on March 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City will build a green data center that provides cloud computing services to small and medium-sized businesses and public agencies in Incheon, Korea’s Free Economic Zone. …

… “The USP is an advanced green data center platform based on the concepts of ubiquitous computing, cloud computing and intelligent integrated network solutions, providing a platform for delivering high-quality IT services. USP supports a true cloud computing service environment as well as a scalable and virtualized data center environment. ” …

Via Cisco: Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City Collaborate to Build Green Data Center …

UK Green Data Centre Opened by ACS

Posted in affiliated-computer-services-acs, country-uk, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, green-data-centre, xerox on March 5th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

ACS expands its data center capacity with new green data center that pushes the envelope in energy efficiency: The new £2 million ($3 million USD), 418 sq. m (4,500 square feet facility located in Telford combines best-of-breed technology with the highest calibre green credentials. It is estimated that savings up to 70 percent can be made on energy costs alone which in turn could reduce the carbon footprint by approximately 4,200 metric tonnes annually. http://bit.ly/9MKIwl

Green Data Center Core Switch

Posted in 3com-corp, cost-effective, energy-reduction, green-data-center, green-design, green-it-solutions, h3c-switch on January 26th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Miercom certifies the green performance of 3Com’s H3C S12508 data center core switch and its H3C S5820X top-of-rack switch. …

… “The Miercom testing confirmed that the H3C switches are designed to provide enterprise customers superior performance, scale and resiliency while using up to 50 percent less energy than competitive solutions, helping to dramatically lower the cost of data center operations.” …

Via 3Com Corp: Certified Green Data Center Switches

Iceland Free Data Center Cooling

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, country-iceland, green-data-center, green-power, verne-holdings on January 20th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cool the data center with ambient air, you know what I mean, Verne. …

… “Verne Global is employing Iceland’s diverse natural resources to offer data center customers free cooling and 100% renewable power from the region’s abundant supply of geothermal and hydroelectric energy. ” …

Via Verne Global: Green Data Center

Server Consolidation and Virtualization

Posted in data-center-power, green-data-center, ibm, server-consolidation, server-density, server-utilization, server-virtualization, servers on January 9th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off