leadership

Cost Sustainability Driver

Posted in leadership, sustainability, sustainable-development on March 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Leaders see holistic approach to sustainability where elimination of waste using lean methods will drive lower costs and carbon footprint. …

… “JOHNSON: Cost, not carbon, is the sustainability driver. The ideal is for us as global citizens to realize that pollution has a front-end as well as a back-end cost. Those costs have been pushed off onto the environment by both producer and consumer. ” …

Via Metropolis Mag: Where From Here?

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

SSA Green Data Center Project

Posted in administration, collaboration, government, green-building, green-data-center, leadership, leed-certification, project, technology-investment on May 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Michael Gallagher, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Social Security Administration, discusses the investment in a new green data center at the NCC. The EPA National Computer Center building is LEED Silver. …

NCC will house a new green data center

… “This new center will replace our aging 30-year-old National Computer Center. In addition to being state-of-the-art, the new facility will incorporate green building technology and use new energy efficient equipment and processes. To ensure the project is completed on time, on budget, and in full compliance with Recovery Act requirements, we and GSA have both assigned experienced project managers. We look forward to this important collaboration, and I would like to thank GSA for its leadership of this vital project. ” …

Via Social Security Administration: Statement of Michael Gallagher, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management

Green Data Center Vision

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, efficiency, evoswitch, forecast, free-cooling, green-data-center, investment, leadership, power-consumption, vision on December 2nd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

EvoSwitch leader discusses the green data center and the forecast for investment in energy efficient computing in the near term. …

… “Old data centers will face increasing difficulties owing to their energy consumption and dated specifications. In spite of the presently emerging recession, I expect plenty of opportunities for new data centers, provided they are built according to state-of-the-art concepts. ” …

Via Tophosts: Laurens Rosenthal

EvoSwitch Datacenters: “One of the reasons for the increased efficiency was the use of more advanced cooling technologies than were implemented in the first EvoSwitch building phase. In both cases Free Cooling was used. “

Ambient Cooling for the DataCenter

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, data-center, energy-savings, facility-improvement, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, leadership, power-reduction, strategies, strategy, tips, wells-fargo on November 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Wells Fargo IT leaders share insights on their green IT strategy, which includes simple facility modifications, such as using free ambient cooling for its data center. …

… “This system has provided a 15 percent reduction in energy use, since at least four months out of the year, the chilly Minnesota winter air really helps cool things down inside the data center. ” …

Via ZDNet: Wells Fargo green tips

Green Storage Technology

Posted in green-strategies, ibm, leadership, storage-technology on November 16th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM leader discusses storage technology …

Green Power Recognition

Posted in alternative-energy, award, certificates, climate-change, electricity-usage, epa, green-power, impact, intel, investment, leadership, partnership, power-purchase, procurement, program, purchasing, renewable-energy on October 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

EPA recognizes Intel
Intel garners a 2008 Green Power Leadership Award from the EPA for its internal investments in sustainability and the impact from its procurement of green power. …

… “The EPA recognized the company’s voluntary efforts to address climate change through green power purchases and its impact in advancing the renewable energy market. … Intel signed a multi-year commitment to purchase more than 1.3 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy certificates (REC) per year – enough power to meet approximately 47 percent of its purchased electricity use … ” …

Via Intel: EPA Green Power Partner of the Year

US EPA: “EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program helping to increase the use of green power among leading U.S. organizations. “

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Redefine Green IT

Posted in accelerate, barriers, conservation, economy, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, industry-leadership, information-technology, leadership, power-conservation, sustainability on October 24th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The economic downturn and the moderating of oil prices could conspire to derail the green IT movement. The information technology industry must lead in this space and continue to accelerate energy efficiency and sustainability in our endeavors. …

… “power conservation has an immediate effect — and tech has the tools and experience to make it happen. ” …

Via Eric Knorr, InfoWorld: Beyond Green IT

Green IT and the DataCentre

Posted in data-centre, datasynapse, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, leadership, strategies, strategy on October 7th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

DataSynapse leader will discuss green IT strategies at upcoming conference. …

… “The DataSynapse presentation on October 9, 2008 entitled Green IT and the Datacentre, given by Fred Gedling, CTO, EMEA and SVP, DataSynapse … ” …

Via DataSynapse: Presentation at IDC Conference in London

Data Center Power Analysis

Posted in analysis, best-practice, calculation, data-center, efficiency, leadership, management, measurements, mission, optimization, optimize, power-analysis, power-consumption, practices, raritan, server-efficiency on October 4th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan‘s leader, Herman Chan, will discuss identification and optimization of power problem spots. …

… “Chan’s presentation — Optimize Power through Server Analysis — focuses on the need to measure power at the device level in order to improve data center energy efficiency. His AFCOM talk will explore the myths and realities of power measurement and new tools and methodologies for calculating data center power efficiency. ” …

Via Marketwatch: Data Center Power Expert from Raritan

AFCOM: “Our mission is to enable data center management professionals to share industry best practices by providing a forum for dissemination of critical information … “

Bank Sees Green Benefits

Posted in bank-of-ny-mellon, benefits, carbon-footprint, cost-benefits, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, footprint, infrastructure, leadership, savings, virtualization on September 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bank leader implements virtualized IT infrastructure and realizes savings through increase in energy efficiency. …

… “Virtualization reduces our carbon footprint, Mulligan says, adding, Our new facilities use the best technology for power and cooling – we’ve saved as much as 20 percent to 27 percent of our energy costs. ” …

Via Bank Systems & Technology: Bank of New York Mellon