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Cisco and NetApp see Flexpod datacenter implementation grow

Posted in cisco, data-center-design, netapp on May 17th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco and NetApp are experiencing growth in their Flexpod data center designs with 150 customer implementations and 120 qualified channel partners worldwide.  The design has recently been updated to enable SAP applications in the cloud.  …

…   “Integrated networking, computing and storage components that can be centrally managed. These components are optimized for a virtual data center environments and enable central management of an entire infrastructure (storage, compute, network, and hypervisor);”   …

Flexpod for SAP (PDF).

Microsoft Sharepoint on Flexpod using VMWare.

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

Storage Efficiency

Posted in business-drivers, efficiency, netapp, storage-systems on May 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp discusses recovery in its business with efficiency as a key business driver. …

… “Storage efficiency continues to be the number one demand driver for our business during this challenging economic period as we allow customers to meet their business objectives with less physical storage, a commitment we will guarantee. ” …

Via Seeking Alpha: NetApp Earnings Call

Future Vision of Data Center: Simplicity

Posted in collaboration, data-center, future, infrastructure, netapp, partnership, simplicity, virtualization, vision, vmware on March 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Energy Rebate

Posted in air-economizers, building, certification, construction, cooling-system, data-center, decrease-energy, energy-efficiency, high-efficiency, incentives, measurements, netapp, pacific-gas-and-electric, process-design, rebate, transformers, ups, variable-chiller on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp data center design pays off with rebate
NetApp receives Green Business certification by the County of Santa Clara, California and is recognized with a rebate for its data center energy efficiency by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. …

… “Pacific Gas and Electric Company presented NetApp with a rebate of $1,427,477 under PG&E’s Non-Residential New Construction Program, which encourages PG&E’s commercial, industrial, high-technology, and agricultural customers to implement energy-efficient building and process design and construction. NetApp’s rebate is the largest new construction incentive PG&E has ever awarded. NetApp received the rebate for the design of its new Sunnyvale engineering data center and the measures it implemented to more efficiently provide power and decrease the energy needed for cooling. Upgrades included environmentally friendly flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, energy-efficient transformers, outside air economizers, and a variable primary chiller plant. ” …

Via NetApp: Rebate for Data Center Energy Efficiency