it-services

Analyze Carbon Footprint and Action Plan

Posted in actions, analysis, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, ibm, incentives, it-services, model, plan, purchasing, recommendations, services on February 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM carbon footprint services
IBM offers set of client services aimed at understanding and reducing the carbon footprint, with impacts of up to 90 percent for datacenters and a corresponding reduction in cost. …

… “The Strategic Carbon Management offering uses a number of IBM consulting processes to help companies perform this analysis, including a carbon management diagnostic, carbon footprinting, green action planning and business case modeling. It uses measuring and monitoring tools and dashboards to help clients analyze a wide range of issues and opportunities, including carbon trading, regulations and incentives. The Component Business Model approach breaks the company down into logical segments – finance, operations, purchasing, etc. – and then provides an analysis as to which ones are the most energy and CO2 emissions intensive. ” …

Via IBM: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Cisco Service Density Creates Energy Capacity

Posted in appliance, capacity, cisco, density, energy-capacity, it-services, modular, modules on February 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft Data Center Capacity Delay

Posted in capacity, data-center, data-centers, facility-design, it-services, microsoft on February 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft adjusts its data center capacity pipeline to meet demand. …

… “That means that a booming 90MW of facilities critical load have been delayed over the last 30 days. That is a prodigious difference between planned supply and realized demand. ” …

Via James Hamilton, Amazon Web Services: Microsoft Delays Data Centers

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

India Green Data Centers By IBM

Posted in city-delhi, city-mumbai, city-noida, country-india, financial-industry, green-data-center, ibm, infrastructure, it-services, reduce-power-consumption, religare on February 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Religare data center
India financial services leader partners with IBM to create green data centers to enables its growth and sustain operational efficiency. …

… “IBM is designing, building and will be maintaining highly scalable, modular and energy-efficient green data centers in Delhi, Noida and Mumbai for REL. In addition, IBM will put in place the networking infrastructure and a disaster recovery solution for the company. The solution implemented by IBM will help REL reduce annual power costs by 30-35% and enable them to effectively meet technology requirements of the company’s expanding business. ” …

Via IBM: Religare Green Data Centers

Energy Service Levels

Posted in availability, energy-efficiency, high-availability, interdependence, it-services, performance, power-consumption, security, sla-service-level-agreement on January 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Good power management is integral to the optimal performance of the data center. …

… “What’s more, the interdependence of these SLAs adds a level of urgency since the organization that runs out of power will also likely be unable to meet performance, availability, and security requirements. ” …

Via GreenerComputing: The New SLA

SaaS Green Benefits

Posted in applications, energy-efficiency, initiatives, it-services, saas, software, software-as-a-service on January 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Software as a Service model for application delivery enables companies to support their sustainability initiatives through energy efficiencies. …

… “In a time when going green is high on many companies’ priority lists, SaaS provides a great way to improve business processes on both fronts. ” …

Via E-Commerce News: SaaS

Data Center Virtualization

Posted in consolidation, data-center-consolidation, decrease-energy, disaster-recovery, green-data-center, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, high-availability, implementation, initiatives, it-services, pilots, server-virtualization, services, space, strategies on December 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sungard will support their clients green IT initiatives in the data center
Sungard positions IT services to enable the implementation of server virtualization in the green data center. …

… “Today, many organizations are investigating virtualization with an eye towards advancing data center consolidation strategies to decrease IT costs. These initiatives can also reduce power and cooling outlays, and cut data center space requirements, supporting green IT initiatives.

Companies should implement initial systems in a test and development – not production – environment and then scale systems from there. Another priority needs to be testing fail-over to a secondary site to ensure disaster recovery is working flawlessly to safeguard information availability. ” …

Via SunGard Availability Services: Data Center

Energy Efficient Power System for SuperNAP Data Center

Posted in apc, city-las-vegas, cooling-system, data-center, facility-design, grids, high-efficiency, hvac-design, it-services, power-distribution, supernap on December 16th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

SuperNAP will use APC efficient power supplies
SuperNAP data center will leverage APC’s Symmetra uninterruptible power systems to provide 84 MVA of power and efficient power distribution units will supply the server racks. …

… “SuperNAP is situated several miles from downtown Las Vegas, an ideal location given both the large power quantities available to the facility and the favorable environment that eliminates the potential for a natural disaster. Unlike most centers of its kind, SuperNAP does not rely on raised floors or liquid cooling systems to cool its equipment; the facility utilizes a patented, industry leading HVAC design that allows it to provide as much as 1,500 watts per square foot – more than three times the industry standard.

APC Applications Engineers, along with Dennis Strieter, LDP Associates, the APC Manufacturers’ Representative, assisted in the design and implementation of SuperNAP’s tri-redundant power distribution system, installing three grids each contains color-coded equipment. The color-coding system ensures everyone has visibility into the power dependence throughout the facility. The colors red, blue, and gray represent the three independent sources and everything from the service entrance to the receptacles that feed the individual racks are painted to match the respective feed. ” …

Via APC by Schneider Electric: World’s Highest Density Data Center

eco-Friendly Data Centre Will Host in Scotland

Posted in country-scotland, country-uk, eco-friendly, hosting, it-services, services on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Alchemy Plus will provide shared services to customers from green data center planned in Scotland. …

… “Scotland’s first eco-friendly data centre, to be built as part of a major development at Inverness Harbour, is set to cut IT costs and make businesses in Scotland and beyond more competitive. ” …

Via Alchemy Plus: INVERNESS SCOTLAND COMPUTING FACILITY

The Hidden Data Center

Posted in actions, capacity, cooling-system, dell, energy-capacity, energy-management, it-services, optimization, optimize, practices, savings, services, value on December 3rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green data center services
Dell launches a set of services that focus on addressing the hidden data center and creating value through energy efficiency practices and capacity optimization. …

… “Data Center Optimization Workshop addresses the energy, capacity and cooling issues facing customers with practical, expert advice on how to bring efficiency to the current data center environment. Dell provides customers with specific actions designed to simplify and save in the data center. ” …

Via Dell: Services Provide Map to Hidden Data Center

Sustainability Through Collaboration

Posted in approach, challenge, collaboration, corporate-sustainability, enterprise, green-it-strategy, innovation, it-services, it-strategy, report, sap, services, stakeholders, strategies, strategy, survey, sustainability, transparency on November 11th, 2008 by FrankM – 1 Comment

SAP seeks collaborative innovation on sustainability
SAP publishes its first corporate report, discussing its products, services, and enterprise strategies enabling sustainability. The company is engaging its customers and community is a discussion on sustainable innovations. …

… “Based on its successful working model of collaboration and co-innovation – and acknowledging that the topic of sustainability requires both transparency and stakeholder engagement – SAP has issued an open call for dialogue to define the company’s top corporate sustainability issues, as well as product and service solutions. Using Web 2.0 tools, SAP is fostering an exchange with key stakeholders to challenge and guide SAP’s approach to sustainability … ” …

Via SAP: Sustainability Report

SAP Sustainability Survey Results.

SAP Sustainability Feed.