operations

Facebook Custom Data Center

Posted in air-economizers, cooling-system, cost-effective, data-center, economizer, efficiency, facebook, facility-design, heat-exchange, operations, ups on January 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook breaks ground on its custom data center that will support scalable growth for the company. Efficiency features include evaporative cooling, airside economizer, server heat exchange, and a proprietary uninterruptible power supply. …

… “We are designing a facility that will be highly efficient and cost-effective for our operations today and into the future. When Facebook first began with a small group of people using it and no photos or videos to display, the entire service could run on a single server. … ” …

Via Facebook: Our First Custom Data Center

Regulatory Impact on Data Centers

Posted in carbon-footprint, data-center, operations, regulation on October 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

At recent conference, panelist discuss the impact of recent and pipeline legislation that could impact data center operations. …

… “A recent flurry of carbon regulations at the state and federal level, and pending legislation such as the cap-and-trade bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, will directly – and indirectly – impact data center operators. ” …

Via AltaTerra Research: Carbon Reduction Strategies for Data Centers

Wireless Sensor Networks

Posted in data-center, energy-consumption, energy-management, integration, operations, power-analysis, sensors, sentilla, wireless-sensor-network on September 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

As intelligence moves to the edge via sensors, energy management in the data center can be accomplished via wireless networks that integrate sensor data. …

… “Don’t be surprised to see data center operators increasingly turning to wireless sensor networks to cut energy consumption. ” …

Via Reuters: Wireless for Data Center Energy Management

Third party integration for power consumption visibility …

Sentilla Integrates Third-Party Devices: “new release brings a consolidated view of power use of all the equipment in the data center. IT managers can now obtain all the energy information in the data center, whether from Sentilla’s Power Analysis Unit or other, third-party equipment, integrated in one standardized format for a single, combined view. “

Ebay Data Center Leader Knows Energy Efficiency

Posted in architecture, cooling-system, data-center-design, dean-nelson, design, ebay, energy-efficiency, facility-design, green-it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-gold, operations, state-utah, strategy on September 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

eBay appoints industry veteran Dean Nelson, founder of Data Center Pulse, as its leader for global data center strategy, architecture and operations. …

… “Nelson’s cutting-edge thinking on energy efficient, environmentally friendly data center design and operation has earned him the respect of his colleagues. At eBay, Nelson is being called to lead the company’s data center strategy which includes completing the state of the art facility in Utah that is being built to LEED Gold standards and will serve as a showcase for the latest innovations in electrical, mechanical and cooling technologies. ” …

Via eBay: Dean Nelson

Energy-Efficient Data Center Research

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, country-korea, eco2st, energy-efficiency, good-practice, green-it-solutions, lg, operations, panel-solutions, project, raised-floor, research, upsite on August 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Upsite Technologies hosts LG and Eco2st team from Korea to research the best way to build a green data center. …

… “Upsite presented the fundamental aspects of optimal data center operation, including cooling and airflow science and best practice KoldLok Raised Floor Grommets and IT equipment server HotLok Blanking Panel solutions to Eco2st, who will present their research findings to LG regarding how to establish a model energy-efficient data center. The Korean government has recently announced a green development policy, designed to promote projects that simultaneously foster good environmental practice and economic development. Eco2st’s report will be posted to a public website and be available for review by members of the Korean government. ” …

Via Upsite: LG team researching energy-efficient data center … (PDF)

Symantec LEED Gold Oregon Site

Posted in benchmarks, best-practice, building, certification, efficiency, energy-efficiency, leed-certification, leed-gold, operations, state-oregon, sustainability, symantec on July 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec achieves its second LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its Oregon facility. …

… “Symantec earned the LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance for implementing best practices in using less energy, water, and natural resources and for improving operational efficiencies at its Springfield, Oregon site. LEED is an internationally recognized system that certifies the greenest performing buildings in the world and is a nationally accepted benchmark for building sustainability. ” …

Via Symantec: Climate Leaders Program

Citrix Scales Servers and Decreases Power

Posted in capability, citrix, cooling-system, datacenter, operations, power-conservation, power-utilization, scalability, server-density on April 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Citrix NetScaler Web 2.0 Push technology uses publish-and-subscribe semantics to offload processing requirements from the server, creating a dynamic user experience. …

… “These new capabilities allow NetScaler to free up backend servers from inefficient connection management tasks, thus shrinking the number of servers needed. This reduced server footprint in the datacenter improves server utilization and allows a smaller set of servers to accomplish the same business tasks, cutting server costs by up to 90 percent by decreasing power, cooling and operational overhead. ” …

Via Citrix: NetScaler Web 2.0

Lower Print Power Usage and Paper Consumption

Posted in operations, paperless-office, power-usage, printing, procter-gamble, services, sustainability, xerox on April 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Xerox will manage Procter & Gamble’s print services globally to reduce operating costs and improve sustainability. …

… “P&G predicts it will reduce print-related power usage by 30 percent and paper consumption by 20-30 percent annually. ” …

Via Xerox: Worldwide Print Operations

European Union Green IT Strategies to Transform Operations to Low-Carbon

Posted in carbon-footprint, energy-consumption, european-union, green-it-solutions, improvement, information-technology, measurements, monitoring, operations, opportunity, reduce-power-consumption, region-europe on April 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The EU sees the information technology industry transforming to carbon footprint and energy efficiency performance through industry-developed verifiable metrics, collaborative development of best-practices and toolsets, and an implementation for transition to the future efficient state of technology operations. …

… “There exists an untapped potential for the ICT sector to focus on systemic improvements and further reduce the energy consumption of its own processes (including operations, manufacturing, service delivery and the supply chain). If the sector were to adopt a more systematic approach to monitoring and measuring energy consumption at every step in a process, it could generate verifiable and comparable data, allowing it to identify opportunities for improvement, and to develop and apply solutions. ” …

Via EU: Mobilise the Information and Communication Technologies Sector to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy (PDF)

UPS Efficiency in Data Center Operations

Posted in d, data-center, efficiency, energy-efficiency, operations, power-consumption, ups on March 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

GE UPS system introduced
GE Digital Energy introduces 750kVA SG Series Digital Energy UPS system with ecomagination performance level. …

… “At a typical 50 percent load, GE’s 750kVA UPS system achieves efficiency of more than 94 percent, delivering uninterruptible power to the booming global data center industry at higher efficiency than competitors’ systems. ” …

Via GE: 94% efficiency in normal data center operations

Flexible Work Schedule and Virtual Office

Posted in flexibility, green-it-strategy, operations, remote-operations, virtual-office, workforce-strategies on March 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Working from home or adjusting your work-week or work-schedule are becoming preferred green strategies. …

… “Businesses will increasingly set up technology to support remote operations as they attempt to become more environmentally-friendly … ” …

Via iHotDesk: Remote working

Data Center Consildation

Posted in alcatel, cost-benefits, data-center-consolidation, operations, project, savings on February 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Alcatel Data Centers Consolidating
Alcatel consolidates global data center footprint, saving costs, energy, and complexity. …

… “Alcatel predicts that the data center consolidation project will reduce the total cost of data center operations by 25 percent before the end of 2008. ” …

Via CIO: Alcatel Massive Consolidation