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Green Infrastructure 2.0

Posted in accelerate, automation, benefits, cisco, dynamic-infrastructure, green-data-center, growth, infrastructure, infrastructure-2, initiatives, it-project, payback, system-automation on December 8th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cost reduction initiatives could accelerate the adoption of dynamic infrastructure technologies and have synergy effects on the growth of green data center projects. …

… “Cisco’s green data center initiatives could be given a sizable boost from dynamic infrastructure, because system automation would bring bigger payoffs. ” …

Via Seeking Alpha: Infrastructure 2.0

DataCenter Energy

Posted in cio-perspective, cooling-system, datacenter, energy-costs, hardware, impact, it-project, power-management on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy efficiency projects can have an immediate bottom-line impact on the data center operating budget. …

… “Industry experts say by 2010 the cost to power and cool data center equipment is likely to exceed the cost of the hardware itself, and energy costs may soon represent more than half of the total cost of running a data center. ” …

Via CIO Today: Energy Costs

Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Access

Posted in analytical-tools, assessments, benefits, collaboration, consolidation, energy-efficiency, government, green-it-strategy, high-availability, information-technology, it-project, it-strategy, pilots, practices, strategies, strategy on November 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Recommendations for collaboration between government and industry include improving information availability for energy efficiency in data centers. …

… “Improve access to information – Develop and consolidate information about technical and organizational best practices for energy efficiency in data centers; information should include analytical tools for technology, as well as financial and risk assessments; information should also include simple checklists, such as basic items to consider for new IT projects; use pilot projects and test centers to develop real data on costs and benefits. ” …

Via U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategy Workshop: Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: Recommendations (PDF)

Green Technology Takes Alignment

Posted in alignment, cio-perspective, executive-perspectives, green-it-strategy, infrastructure, investment, it-project, it-strategy, mission, payback, roi, strategies, strategy on November 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The payback period for green IT investments can be fairly short, but projects may not be funded unless the CIO creates strong alignment for green strategies with the executive leadership. …

… “But taking advantage of the lush, green hue of new strategies comes down to a company level, and often depends on how well a CIO, CFO, and CEO can align their missions, Sams believes. ” …

Via Baseline: Green IT Infrastructure

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

Carbon Disclosure

Posted in asset-management, benchmarks, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-disclosure-project, carbon-footprint, climate-change, emissions, green-it-strategy, greenhouse-gas, it-project, it-strategy, management, strategies, strategy on October 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Carbon Disclosure Project publishes data from 1550 of the top global businesses on greenhouse gas emissions and their climate change strategies. …

… “The findings from CDP, which represents some 385 institutional investors with $57 trillion in assets under management, also revealed the Utilities sector within the Global 500 to be the most transparent in their reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, with 93% responding to CDP. In contrast the Oil and Gas sector (an early adopter of carbon reporting) performed relatively poorly with a response rate of just 69%.” …

Via Carbon Disclosure Project: Global 500 and S&P 500 Results

Green Enterprise DataCenter Strategy

Posted in achievement, collaboration, efficiency, energy-capacity, energy-consumption, enterprise, future, green-it-strategy, growth, ibm, improvement, it-project, it-services, it-strategy, maintenance, power-consumption, savings, services, strategies, strategy, transformation-project on September 15th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM and Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) will collaborate to implement a major transformation of the bank’s Enterprise Data Center strategy, which will incorporate energy efficiency objectives. …

… “With this NEDC transformation project, PSBank and IBM aim to achieve similar goals in reducing energy consumption as well as reducing cost, space and IT maintenance, while enhancing the efficiency and capacity of its data center facilities. This project is an example of how IBM is helping clients develop a new enterprise data center, which offers dramatic improvements in IT efficiency and provides for rapid deployment of new IT services to support future business growth. ” …

Via IBM: PSBank Enterprise Data Center Strategy

Measure Baseline for Green Data Centers

Posted in asset-management, asset-utilization, benefits, cost-benefits, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, green-data-center, greening, improvement, infrastructure, it-project, measurements, measuring, operations, plan, power-consumption, power-utilization, research, utilization on September 14th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Developing your plan for greening the data center? Understand your energy efficiency improvement by establishing the baseline measurement systems now. Expect benefits to go beyond energy and look for increased asset utilization and intangible improvements. …

… “Measure first, green second. Measure your data center’s energy consumption before enacting any green or energy efficient projects. One hundred percent accuracy isn’t required … ” …

Via Forrester Research: IT Infrastructure & Operations Professionals