green-it-solutions

Data center integration boosts power monitoring capabilities

Posted in green-grid, green-it-solutions, green-power, integration, modius, nimsoft on September 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Modius will integrate its capabilities into the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution to enable data center energy visibility and drive actions for optimization.  …

…   “The planned integration will enable customers to access a real-time data feed to all power and cooling equipment in the data center via the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution, which collects data from electrical units and produces a variety of Green Grid Metrics.

Using this data, operators can quickly estimate the energy efficiency of their data centers and compare the results against other data centers to determine what improvements or modifications, if any, would be worthwhile. “   …

Via Modius: Integrated Data Center Management.

Energy-aware green data center network through intelligent power discovery

Posted in energy-aware, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, green-power, hp-hewlett-packard, power-discovery, servers on June 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP delivers its roadmap of converged infrastructure that integrates power discovery to provide transparency into energy performance.  …

…   “HP Intelligent Power Discovery: Eliminates over-provisioning in the data center: Accurate and timely power usage data and control can save companies millions of dollars in data center energy costs.

HP Intelligent Power Discovery is an industry-first advancement for green data centers that creates an automated, energy-aware network between HP ProLiant servers third-party facility management tools and data center power grids.

Expanding on HP’s Data Center Smart Grid solutions, the software provides greater transparency and insight into power usage by creating a real-time, graphical map of energy usage across servers and facilities.

By accurately provisioning energy, clients can extend the lives of their data centers and save up to $5 million per every 1,000 servers in one year. “   …

Via HP: Converged Infrastructure.

Intelligent power discovery.

Rapid Provisioning of Virtualized Services

Posted in cisco, green-it-solutions, provisioning, rackforce, services, unified-communications, virtual-machines on April 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackforce deploys Cisco solution to support accelerated provisioning of virtual data center services for customers. …

… “RackForce is a leading provider of green dynamic datacenter services in the heart of British Columbia, and is the first Canadian service provider to deploy the Cisco Unified Computing System. RackForce has selected Cisco’s Data Center 3.0 solutions, including Cisco Nexus data center switches, MDS storage directors and the Cisco Unified Computing System to rapidly provision hosted and cloud services to its customer base. ” …

Via Cisco: Unified Computing

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 …

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

Active Energy Management

Posted in energy-management, energy-usage, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, ibm, innovation, power-consumption, reduce-power-consumption on November 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM recognizes its internal innovation projects for their environmental impact. A number of the solutions are focused on the green data center. …

… “Systems Director Active Energy Management — a software solution that helps data center operators monitor and automatically manage energy use, allowing greater control over power consumption. The technology can reduce system administration and energy costs in a typical data center by nearly 30 percent. ” …

Via IBM: Top Environmental Solutions, 2009

HCL Green Data Center

Posted in green-data-center, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, hcl-technologies on October 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Insights on HCL’s market positioning through deployment of on-shore green data center …

… “HCL invested in Next Generation Green Data Center in New Jersey further expanding its U.S. Delivery footprints. The facility enables End-to-End Data Center Services including Near-shore Co-Location Solutions, Business Continuity Planning, Cloud Computing and Mainframe Management Services … ” …

Via HCL: First Quarter Results FY 2009-10

Toyota Green Data Center uses IBM Measurement Tech

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, energy-costs, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, ibm, pilots, reduce-power-consumption, scanning-technology, state-california, temperature-control, thermal-analysis, toyota on October 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM collaborates with Toyota Motor Sales, USA and Southern California Edison to lower energy costs in Toyota’s data center using measurement technology that identifies and reduces energy consumption. The measurement tech pinpointed opportunities to adjust air flow and increase temperature setpoints and, ultimately, to reduce the cooling load. Real-time sensors were strategically placed around the data center to understand the effects of changes. SCE is evaluating the scalability of this solution across its customer base. …

… “To decrease rising energy consumption and server failure risk, Toyota Motor Sales used IBM’s Measurement and Management Technologies in its 20,000 square foot Torrance, California data center over a five-month period. The multi-level measurement tool assesses thermal readings throughout the data center from floor to ceiling and provides a detailed assessment of the heat distribution by creating a three-dimensional chart which pinpoints power and cooling inefficiencies. By using the scanning technology, researchers are then able to create a base model which is used to implement improvements within existing resources at low costs. During the pilot period, the automaker saw a decrease in high temperature hot spots and energy costs in the data center which houses its application development and testing equipment as well as file-sharing, email and printing capabilities. ” …

Via IBM: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Green Data Center

Comprehensive Green Data Center Strategy

Posted in approach, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, strategies, strategy on September 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Want to tackle your growing storage challenge with green results? There’s a soft side to technology that needs some attention. Think about changing user behaviors and deploying simple housekeeping heuristics with respect to data management in conjunction with your storage technology solutions, such as virtualization. …

… “No one data center improvement will yield a green data center, a comprehensive approach is required. ” …

Via Reuters: Tips For Green Data Centers

Energy-Efficient Data Center Research

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, country-korea, eco2st, energy-efficiency, good-practice, green-it-solutions, lg, operations, panel-solutions, project, raised-floor, research, upsite on August 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Upsite Technologies hosts LG and Eco2st team from Korea to research the best way to build a green data center. …

… “Upsite presented the fundamental aspects of optimal data center operation, including cooling and airflow science and best practice KoldLok Raised Floor Grommets and IT equipment server HotLok Blanking Panel solutions to Eco2st, who will present their research findings to LG regarding how to establish a model energy-efficient data center. The Korean government has recently announced a green development policy, designed to promote projects that simultaneously foster good environmental practice and economic development. Eco2st’s report will be posted to a public website and be available for review by members of the Korean government. ” …

Via Upsite: LG team researching energy-efficient data center … (PDF)

HCL LEED Green Data Center in New Jersey

Posted in architecture, certification, data-center, eco-friendly, green-computing, green-it-solutions, hcl-technologies, leed-certification, technologies, tier-iii, virtualization on August 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HCL invests in LEED improvements for its New Jersey data center as its expands its presence in the US market. …

HCL green data center

… “HCL took over this data center from a Fortune 500 enterprise in October, 2008 and invested more than $15 million in this facility to upgrade the technology and service landscape, using its state-of-the-art consolidation, virtualization, green computing and reference architectures including open systems and mainframes.

This resulted in higher serviceability, better end-user application response times and significant cost savings over the last 10 months. HCL is further upgrading this facility to a Tier III equivalent data center by deploying best-of-breed eco-friendly technologies from leading solution/technology vendors and acquiring world-class certifications. ” …

Via Marketwire: Next-Generation Green Data Center in New Jersey

Fairmont Green IT Strategy and Implementation Plan

Posted in alignment, energy-management, fairmont-hotels, green-it-initiatives, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, procurement, sustainability on July 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts extends its corporate sustainability initiative to the information technology function, setting strategy and creating an aggressive implementation plan that will deliver improvement in its carbon footprint. The company will leverage its centralized IT management model to enable an enterprise energy management policy across its workstation and laptop assets. …

… “Aimed at limiting waste, purchasing responsibly, conserving energy and reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint, Fairmont’s Green IT plan includes the introduction of a workstation power down schedule, electronic waste diversion in markets where programs exist and the development of donation standards aligning with qualified and respected recycling companies and charities. In addition, Fairmont will optimize purchasing efficiencies, including crafting a green procurement policy to ensure the brand uses technology products that are either EPA Energy Star or Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)-rated as well as services that address Extended Product Responsibility (EPR) programs. The Green IT initiative at Fairmont will be rolled out property-wide throughout 2009 with full implementation expected by the end of the year. ” …

Via Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Fairmont Announces Green IT Strategy: