green-it-strategy

LEED Gold Data Center Facility for Allstate Insurance

Posted in allstate-insurance, capacity, certification, facility-design, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-efficiency, reduce-power-consumption, strategies on March 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Allstate Insurance achieves LEED Gold for its new data center in Rochelle, Illinois. The datacenter deploys efficient hardware, virtualization techniques, effective cooling systems, white roofing, natural lighting, and a native landscape design to achieve its sustainable facility design. …
LEED Gold datacenter design

… “The Allstate facility, which opened in 2009, is one of the few mission-critical data centers in America to receive the Gold designation from USGBC. It’s a key component of a larger strategy to reduce the number of Allstate data centers to two by the end of 2010 and to increase power efficiency and computing capacity. ” …

Via Allstate Insurance Company: LEED Building Certification

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. “

UK green IT strategy debate

Posted in country-uk, e-waste, green-it-strategy, incentives, sustainable-computing on March 23rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green IT strategies need better alignment from government incentives to drive adoption. …

… “we are calling on the Government to take action and recognise that sustainable IT involves using products for as long as possible – not needlessly turfing out equipment to add to an ever-growing mountain of e-waste … ” …

Via CRN: IT repairs

Green IT strategies with bottom line impact

Posted in data-centre, energy-savings, green-it-strategy, green-power, power-savings, rackspace on March 14th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centre energy savings produce tangible results to the bottom line. …

… “Green IT strategies – from effective monitoring of power usage to the introduction of technologies such as cloud computing and more energy-efficient hardware – can lead to significant savings on the bottom line … ” …

Via Rackspace UK: Overcoming challenges

NVIDIA Optimus Powers Notebook Computers More Efficiently

Posted in battery, energy-efficiency, graphics-processor, green-it-strategy, notebook-computer, nvidia, pc on February 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

NVIDIA Optimus for notebook PCs optimizes the graphics processing workload to improve performance and lower energy consumption. …

… “Notebooks equipped with Optimus Technology can last up to 2 times longer on a battery charge than notebooks with standard discrete graphics without Optimus technology. ” …

Via NVidia: Optimus Technology for Notebook Computers

NVIDIA efficient graphics processing strategy

Green IT Creates Business Value

Posted in business-value, cost-benefits, cost-drivers, cost-effective, datacenter, efficiency, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, greening, leadership, operational-efficiency, value on November 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Leading companies are creating value for their enterprise through broad energy efficiency initiatives that include the information technology function. …

… “This means that the savings or business value derived from improvements far outstrips the incremental capital costs of greening the datacenter. ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Business Value of Green

Green IT Project Portfolio

Posted in data-center, green-initiatives, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, hardware, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, symantec on November 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec deploys a portfolio of green IT projects to create a tangible impact on its energy consumption, power costs, and carbon footprint. …

… “decommissioning of hardware from a major data center closure reduced Symantec’s overall device power utilization from approximately 500 kilowatt hours (kWh) to 168 kWh … ” …

Via Environmental Leader: Green IT Efforts

Power Consumption Source Reduction

Posted in data-centre, data-redundancy, green-it-strategy, hot-spots, power-consumption, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, utilization on November 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center power reduction can be addressed through a multi-pronged strategy that targets demand-reduction, higher utilization of reduced capacity, and smarter data center layout. …

… “Half the power consumption in the data centre is actually from IT equipment, said Zaheer, but customers running data centres can cut this consumption by reducing redundant data, physical resources and hotspots, and by increasing disk utilization. ” …

Via IT World Canada: Green IT

Data Center Energy Efficiency Rating

Posted in city-savannah, cooling-system, energy-efficiency, goals, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, improvement, networking, project, ratings, state-georgia on November 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The City of Savannah, Georgia has deployed a green data center with stimulus funding. …

… “Besides new networking equipment, the project included a new cooling system. The city’s goal was for the project to increase its data center’s energy-efficiency rating from 35.6 percent to 73.7 percent. ” …

Via DatacenterDynamics: Savannah data center

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

Redundant Assets

Posted in asset-management, green-computing, green-it-strategy, hot-spots, power-consumption, purchasing, redundancy on November 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

A green IT audit screens for purchasing policies, asset management practices, and power consumption baseline. …

… “Vreeswijk looks to eliminate redundant machines and infrastructure, or looks for redundant workstations, such as unnecessary hot spares … ” …

Via Vancouver Sun: Green computing

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