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NC Cloud Data Center Delivers Energy Efficiency

Posted in cloud-computing, energy-efficiency, facility-design, ibm, improvement, reduce-costs on February 5th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM green data center in North Carolina targeted for cloud computing
IBM brings data center compute capacity on-stream in North Carolina. The facility will enable cloud computing and delivers an energy efficient platform for customers. …

… “This new facility not only sets new standards for energy efficiency, but provides the flexible capacity that allows IBM to deliver services that enable clients to reduce costs, improve productivity, and gain competitive advantage in their markets. ” …

Via IBM: IBM Cloud Computing Data Center in North Carolina

HP POD Energy Efficient

Posted in capability, container-data-center, energy-efficiency, green-power, hp-hewlett-packard, improvement, pod-data-center, power-consumption on February 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP container data center delivers marked improvement in power consumption with fast deployment. …

… “HP estimates that the new POD (2,000 square feet data center capability) can improve energy efficiency by almost 50 percent … ” …

Via ZDNet: HP green data center offering

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

NetApp Green Data Center

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, design, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, improvement, netapp, pue, supply-air, sustainability, temperature-control on October 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp pushes the boundaries of green data center design with increased temperature setpoint for supply air for cooling system, ambient air cooling, pressure control on the data center room, cold air isolation, and overhead air distribution. …

… “NetApp‘s goals for sustainability and reducing data center power consumption are reflected in the innovative design and construction of its data center. NetApp estimates that the data center’s power usage effectiveness (PUE) will be 1.2, or 80% more efficient than the average data center PUE of 2.0, which will result in NetApp saving $7.3 million a year. NetApp’s energy efficiency improvements will also result in reducing CO2 by 93,000 tons a year, which is equivalent to removing 15,400 cars from the road. ” …

Via NetApp: Energy-Efficient Data Center

Intel Develops Lower Power Chips for Mobile

Posted in architecture, chip-design, devices, improvement, intel, mobile-device, platform, power-efficiency, ultra-low-power on September 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel discusses their processor technology roadmap for mobile computing. Each successor platform improves upon the power efficiency of the previous generation. …

… “Citing a combination of architectural, design and process enhancements, Perlmutter detailed progress with Intel’s Moorestown platform, scheduled for 2010 and targeting MIDs and smartphones. He discussed some of the innovative techniques that Intel is implementing, such as Distributed Power Gating, for improved performance and major reductions in power and thermal envelope.

These technologies help to achieve up to a 50x improvement in platform idle power reduction compared to Intel’s first generation Menlow platform. The reductions are enabling Intel to establish new thresholds in ultra low power while making it possible to run the full Internet and media-rich applications in handheld devices.

Perlmutter also touched on Intel’s third generation ultra-low power platform, codenamed Medfield. Expected in 2011, Medfield will be a single-chip 32nm system-on-chip (SoC) design that will enable a much smaller form factor and lower power designs than Moorestown, helping extend Intel squarely into smartphone segments. ” …

Via Intel: Mobile Computing Experience

Bunker Data Center Cooling

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, geothermal-system, improvement, prairie-bunkers, security, tier-iii, underground on August 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bunker data center will use geothermal system for cooling. …

… “Although security is usually the primary motivation for customers, underground facilities offer advantages to the data center operator, including using the earth for improved cooling. ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Prairie Bunkers

Sustainability Dashboard Targets Enterprise PCs

Posted in controls, dashboard, enterprise, improvement, monitoring, pc, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption, report, sustainability, sustainability-dashboard, systems-software, verdiem on June 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Verdiem focuses its new release of the Sustainability Dashboard on PC Power Management. The City of Chicago has piloted the software to reduce PC energy usage by over thirty percent. The system supports improved policies, that turn off monitors after a period of inactivity and suspends PCs after a specified time period. …

Sustainability Dashboard Controls

… “Verdiem’s SURVEYOR enables customers to centrally control and reduce the energy used by PCs on their network by up to 60 percent without impacting end users or IT. The new SURVEYOR Sustainability Dashboard provides a flexible and easy-to-use reporting system that monitors and graphically reports how SURVEYOR is driving bottom line improvements and positively contributes to the environment. ” …

Via Verdiem: Real Energy Cost Savings

Intel Data Center Retrofit

Posted in building, data-center, improvement, intel, retrofit, tour on June 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green IT and Business Intelligence Synergy

Posted in business-intelligence, carbon-footprint, green-it-initiatives, improvement, information-technology, metrics, strategies, supply-chain, sustainability, teams, technology-managers on May 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Green IT initiative cuts across the technology disciplines, involving members of the business intelligence team. Measures, analytics, and dashboards have a role in visualizing IT’s carbon footprint and the impact that sustainability improvements deliver. …

… “The green BI team should be able to not only identify the green metrics to be generated but also emphasize injecting the green element into every data point in the whole supply chain. ” …

Via Insurance Networking: Business Intelligence Strategy

European Union Green IT Strategies to Transform Operations to Low-Carbon

Posted in carbon-footprint, energy-consumption, european-union, green-it-solutions, improvement, information-technology, measurements, monitoring, operations, opportunity, reduce-power-consumption, region-europe on April 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The EU sees the information technology industry transforming to carbon footprint and energy efficiency performance through industry-developed verifiable metrics, collaborative development of best-practices and toolsets, and an implementation for transition to the future efficient state of technology operations. …

… “There exists an untapped potential for the ICT sector to focus on systemic improvements and further reduce the energy consumption of its own processes (including operations, manufacturing, service delivery and the supply chain). If the sector were to adopt a more systematic approach to monitoring and measuring energy consumption at every step in a process, it could generate verifiable and comparable data, allowing it to identify opportunities for improvement, and to develop and apply solutions. ” …

Via EU: Mobilise the Information and Communication Technologies Sector to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy (PDF)

GE Data Center Dashboard

Posted in automation, capability, compliance, corporate-sustainability, dashboard, data-capture, energy-efficiency, ge-general-electric, green-data-center, improvement, it-services, operations, performance, power-consumption on February 5th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

GE showcases the company’s energy efficiency talents in its corporate data center. The green data center benefits from an energy dashboard that identifies opportunities for improvement. …

… “GE’s Ohio-based data center features 29,000 square feet of raised floor – equivalent to six professional basketball courts – and includes more than 3,800 IT systems. The data center consumes 24 million kWh of power each year. To help with the reduction of water and energy, GE is updating the data center with nearly 30 products from nine different GE businesses, including power quality, chilled water, electrical, security and IT services equipment.

The automation solution installed at the data center will provide a simple view of all operations with drill-down capabilities into specific functional elements and equipment. Through a dashboard application, the data center is provided with summary, comparative, and location operational performance data so that challenges and improvement opportunities can be quickly identified, quantified and acted upon. Compliance reporting and the ability to address future requirements, as well as provide easy modifications to these reporting needs, was a necessity. ” …

Via GE: Company Data Center

Enterprise Server Efficiency

Posted in data-centers, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, enterprise, epa, growth, improvement, incentives, initiatives, it-project, opportunity, program, savings, server-efficiency, study on October 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

EPA ENERGY STAR study assesses energy efficiency improvement opportunities for computer servers and data centers in the United States. …

… “The study projects near-term growth in energy use of U.S. computer servers and data centers, assesses potential cost and energy savings related to computer server and data center energy efficiency improvements, and recommends potential incentives and voluntary programs to promote energy-efficient computer servers and data centers. ” …

Via ENERGY STAR Program: Data Center Energy Efficiency Initiatives