it-management

CompTIA Strata Certification

Posted in certification, comptia, credential, green-it-qualification, green-it-strategy, it-management, knowledge on April 26th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

CompTIA offers a credential for the green IT professional that certifies your knowledge of green strategies, financial returns, e-waste disposal, and global standards. …

… “IT professionals that pass the Green IT exam validate that they have the aptitude needed to effectively implement and measure green IT programs and investments … ” …

Via CompTIA: Green IT Certification

Data Center Energy Information Integration

Posted in cost-effective, dashboard, data-center, devices, energy-information, energy-waste, intelligent-dashboard, it-management, pue, reduce-costs, sentilla on June 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla data center energy-management software integrates energy information from multiple infrastructure vendors to enable a detailed view of equipment level performance. …

Data center energy monitoring at the device level

… “With the consolidated energy information, IT managers can set a baseline and establish power usage effectiveness (PUE), the first step in creating an energy reduction strategy in the data center. By integrating third-party device support, the solution is the first of its kind to feature a fully aggregated dashboard which IT managers can utilize to identify energy waste and reduce facility overhead costs. ” …

Via Sentilla: Integrate Third-Party Devices

Fujitsu Australia Green IT Truth

Posted in barriers, country-australia, fujitsu, green-it-strategy, it-management, it-strategy, policy, research, study on April 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fujitsu Australia surveyed IT leaders to understand their position and experience with Green IT intiaitives. …

… “Green IT: A Convenient Truth, a Fujitsu Australia-commissioned research paper that reveals that 95 per cent of Australian firms that have a Green IT policy save money. However, 60 percent of firms have no IT policy concerning the environment. The research, which covered 310 CIOs and senior IT managers, highlights the key drivers for Green IT policies where they exist and the barriers Australian companies are facing. ” …

Via FUJITSU Australia: Green IT Research Report

Green Computing Checklists

Posted in check-list, energy-consumption, green-technology, it-management on March 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Here’s some valuable reference checklists for greener computing. …

… “Now, energy consumption has become a major issue – and it’s often unknown territory for IT professionals. ” …

Via IT BusinessEdge: Green Tech Checklists

Green IT Resonates

Posted in ceo-agenda, green-data-center, green-it-initiatives, it-management on March 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IT leaders’ green agenda will resonate with the CEO. …

… “This point struck a chord with Karyn Schairer, a senior account executive with Madison-based SupraNet Communications Inc., which is creating a green data center. Schairer noted that green IT, is not just marketing. ” …

Via Wisconsin Technology: CEO perspective

IT Aligns With Facility Management to Green the Data Center

Posted in alignment, energy-requirements, green-storage, it-management, performance, procurement, purchasing, scalability, space on January 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

To more fully develop on the sustainability maturity scale, IT leaders and facility managers need to align on common goals and objectives for data centers. …

… “The IT manager has traditionally been focused on scalability and performance when making his purchasing decision, leaving the facilities manager to worry about space and energy requirements … ” …

Via ZDNet Asia: Greener storage

Low Power Enterprise Storage SSD

Posted in capacity, cio-perspective, enterprise-ssd, it-management, reliability, samsung-semiconductor, storage-technology on January 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Samsung introduces low-power consumption 100 gigabyte solid state drive for use in servers. …

… “Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.: Our new enterprise SSD offers CIOs and IT managers the ability to greatly improve storage reliability and capacity while avoiding costly power and AC infrastructure upgrades in data centers at or near capacity … ” …

Via Byte and Switch: Samsung Green 100-GB SSD

Desktop Virtualization Supports Green IT Strategy

Posted in achievement, benefits, challenge, cost-benefits, desktop-virtualization, desktops, electrical-system, enterprise, green-it-strategy, it-management, it-strategy, maintenance, management, ovum, power-efficiency, qumranet, savings, server-efficiency, solid-ice, strategies, strategy, ups, virtualization on August 1st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Qumranet shares report published by Ovum that offers an overview of desktop virtualization and the market opportunities and challenges. …

… “Solid ICE also offers IT managers easier access to remote desktops to provide maintenance and support, as well as instant, inherent disaster recovery. In addition, businesses deploying a green IT strategy can achieve a savings of up to two thirds on electric power with Solid ICE. Desktop virtualization – following in the footsteps of (and leveraging) the quickly expanding server virtualization market – is gaining a higher visibility among enterprise customers thanks to its potential management and cost benefits. ” …

Via Qumranet: Hosted Desktop Virtualization