green-data-centre

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

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

SlovakTelekom Green Data Center Project

Posted in air-conditioning, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, country-slovakia, efficiency, green-data-center, green-data-centre, green-it-strategy, ibm, optimization, region-europe, slovak-telecom, telecommunications on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Slovak Telekom will use IBM to build a new green data center in Bratislava, Slovakia and it is targeted to begin operations in 2011 enabling capacity growth needs. The data centre will leverage ambient outside air for cooling and implement high-density rack arrangements that optimize cooling system efficiency. …

… “The data centre will be built on approximately 1,200 square meters of a modern, five-floor building, providing a highly-resilient environment. It will be fully equipped to protect Slovak Telekom‘s valuable information technology investments. It will ensure the highest levels of physical and digital protection, including access control, CCTV, intrusion, fire and flood detection and extinguishing systems, as well as, comprehensive monitoring of the IT infrastructure. Green techniques include a cooling system which, during cold months, will leverage outside air, reducing the need for air conditioning units. The high-density layout of the centre will ensure that IT equipment is sectioned according to heat emissions in order to optimize cooling capacity and efficiency. ” …

Via IBM: Green Data Centre

Slovak Telecom Green Data Center

Microsoft Dublin Data Center Eliminates Need for Chiller

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, chiller-less, city-dublin, cloud-computing, cooling-system, country-ireland, free-cooling, green-data-center, green-data-centre, green-it-strategy, region-europe on September 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft commissions its European mega data centre in Dublin, Ireland focused on cloud computing services, such as Online and Live. and Cloud services. The company deployed a green data center design, such as chiller-less cooling, and has been recognized by local officials for its energy efficiency best practices. …

… “Making use of the low ambient air temperatures in Ireland, the facility uses free air cooling almost exclusively. This means the operating environment can be maintained without mechanical or refrigerated cooling systems for over 95% of the time. Mechanical cooling typically represents ~38% of the power consumed in traditional data centres. This cooling system eliminates the necessity for chilled water cooling systems, used in traditional data centres. This saves ~18 million litres of water each month. ” …

Via Microsoft: European Cloud Computing Data Center Capacity

Microsoft Ireland Green Data Center

Microsoft Data Center Video (WMV).

Green Data Center Regulation Anticipated in Europe

Posted in concerns, digital-realty-trust, energy-efficiency, green-data-centre, market-research, region-europe, regulation, study on May 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Digital Realty Trust studies the European datacentre market and extracts interesting trends and anecdotes. Leaders in the data center space in Europe expect increased regulation to drive energy efficiency change. …

… “Nearly 70 percent of companies surveyed reported that they are extremely concerned or very concerned with the potential impact of Green regulations on data centres. ” …

Via PRNewswire: New Study of Green Datacentre Trends

TELUS LEED Green Data Centre

Posted in capacity, carbon-footprint, country-canada, energy-efficiency, facility-design, green-data-centre, leed-certification, telus on March 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

TELUS LEED data center investment
TELUS will invest half billion dollars into its infrastructure in British Columbia, including a LEED level data centre. …

… “TELUS’ plans include a world-class Internet data centre that will have the capacity to support both B.C. and national clients. The facility, to be located in one of several B.C. communities currently under consideration, will be one of the greenest in North America and at least twice as energy efficient as existing data centres. It will be designed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. ” …

Via TELUS: Green internet data centre to have low carbon footprint

Build Out the Green Data Center

Posted in best-practice, green-data-centre, interxion, minimize-power, modular, power-overhead, save-energy, standards on January 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green data centre design
Data center design requires rightsizing from the start, allowing for future power scalability. …

… “In order to minimise the power overhead, a green data centre should never be over-specified for the task it performs. This is why the modular data centre build-out approach, pioneered by Lex Coors, director of engineering at Interxion, has now become the norm across the industry. ” …

Via Silicon Republic: Save Energy