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Generation 4 Data Center Design

Posted in computational-resources, data-centers, demand, generation-4, generation-4-data-center, green-data-center, microsoft, next-generation, peak-time on April 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft Quincy, Washington data center
As Microsoft builds out its data center infrastructure, fourth generation design principles are leveraged to drive to sustainability goals. …

… “That thinking will drive the next generation of data centers. In the old days, servers would run full power 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and never throttle down. Now, Microsoft is thinking about how to smooth out demand for computational resources so that we’re not as peaky, Belady says. The Generation 4 data center of tomorrow that is being developed by the Microsoft Data Center Services team will be built more like a Model-T than a typical building. ” …

Via Microsoft: Greener Data Center

Data Center Automation

Posted in automation, ca-computer-associates, configuration-management, conservation, consolidation, data-center, data-center-consolidation, decisions, green-it-initiatives, initiatives, management, peak-time, power-conservation, provisioning, scheduling, server-consolidation, ups on October 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

CA releases its Data Center Automation Manager r11.2 which provides dynamic provisioning and configuration management of physical and virtual servers in the data center. …

… “CA Data Center Automation Manager supports Green IT initiatives, enabling IT to make better informed decisions regarding server consolidation, power conservation and provisioning to reduce operating costs. CA Data Center Automation Manager makes this possible by identifying when servers are running at their lowest capacity and scheduling and automating the powering down/up of machines, based upon business policy, during peak and non-peak times. ” …

Via CA: Data Center Automation Manager for Virtualized and Physical Environments