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Toyota Green Data Center uses IBM Measurement Tech

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, energy-costs, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, green-it-strategy, ibm, pilots, reduce-power-consumption, scanning-technology, state-california, temperature-control, thermal-analysis, toyota on October 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM collaborates with Toyota Motor Sales, USA and Southern California Edison to lower energy costs in Toyota’s data center using measurement technology that identifies and reduces energy consumption. The measurement tech pinpointed opportunities to adjust air flow and increase temperature setpoints and, ultimately, to reduce the cooling load. Real-time sensors were strategically placed around the data center to understand the effects of changes. SCE is evaluating the scalability of this solution across its customer base. …

… “To decrease rising energy consumption and server failure risk, Toyota Motor Sales used IBM’s Measurement and Management Technologies in its 20,000 square foot Torrance, California data center over a five-month period. The multi-level measurement tool assesses thermal readings throughout the data center from floor to ceiling and provides a detailed assessment of the heat distribution by creating a three-dimensional chart which pinpoints power and cooling inefficiencies. By using the scanning technology, researchers are then able to create a base model which is used to implement improvements within existing resources at low costs. During the pilot period, the automaker saw a decrease in high temperature hot spots and energy costs in the data center which houses its application development and testing equipment as well as file-sharing, email and printing capabilities. ” …

Via IBM: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Green Data Center

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

Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Access

Posted in analytical-tools, assessments, benefits, collaboration, consolidation, energy-efficiency, government, green-it-strategy, high-availability, information-technology, it-project, it-strategy, pilots, practices, strategies, strategy on November 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Recommendations for collaboration between government and industry include improving information availability for energy efficiency in data centers. …

… “Improve access to information – Develop and consolidate information about technical and organizational best practices for energy efficiency in data centers; information should include analytical tools for technology, as well as financial and risk assessments; information should also include simple checklists, such as basic items to consider for new IT projects; use pilot projects and test centers to develop real data on costs and benefits. ” …

Via U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategy Workshop: Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: Recommendations (PDF)

Walmart Solar Roof

Posted in accelerate, energy-savings, operations, photovoltaics, pilots, plan, retail-industry, savings, solar-panels, solar-roof, walmart on August 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Solar Roof Installation
Retail industry accelerates the installation of solar power while US tax credits are in place. …

… “WalMart, the nation’s largest retailer, has 17 stores and distribution centers with solar panels in operation or in the testing phase. It plans to add them soon to five more stores. ” …

Via New York Times: Retailers Solar Energy Savings