power-utilization

Data center power savings are within your grasp

Posted in power-savings, power-usage, power-utilization, practices on May 26th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Tech Republic video on power savings in the data center and practices to drive efficiency …

…   “Bill Detwiler gives IT pros five practical ways to save power … “   …

Video: Reduce power in the data center.

Energy proportional data centers optimize power consumption

Posted in asset-utilization, data-center, data-center-network, dynamic-infrastructure, energy-proportional, google, low-power, power-utilization on July 7th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google research looks to develop energy proportional data centers that throttle power based on network utilization.  The technique involves modifying the network topology and dynamically tuning network switches.  …

…   “the authors suggest several ways to build data center networks that use power in proportion to the volume of data being transmitted, rather than running at high-power during periods of both high and low utilization. ”   …

Via Information Week: Google data center research.

Acer Aspire Predator integrates energy efficiency for inactive cores

Posted in acer, aspire-predator, cpu-core, intel, low-power, near-zero-power-core, pc, power-utilization on June 29th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Acer launches Aspire Predator as gaming PC with all of the performance you would expect, however it also integrate efficiency enablers that optimize power utilization instead of wasting energy.  …

…   “Intel Turbo Boost Technology heightens performance by increasing processor frequency by 133 MHz on short and regular intervals if it’s operating below power, until the upper limit is met or the maximum possible upside for the number of active cores is reached. It also increases energy efficiency by allowing near-zero power consumption for inactive cores.”   …

Via Tweaktown: Acer Aspire Predator.

Sentilla energy management software tracks data center equipment

Posted in energy-management, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, sentilla, servers on March 9th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sentilla energy manager software targets power tracking of metered and unmetered data center equipment. …

… “Sentilla Energy Manager is a non-invasive, software-only solution that provides a comprehensive view of energy use of the entire data center, from the switchgear down to each asset-such as servers, storage and networking devices. Sentilla’s solution bridges the IT and facilities gap, providing the world’s first consolidated view of where, when and why energy is used.

By using Version 3.0 of this innovative software, which scales to support the largest data center environments in real-time, Sentilla’s customers can now track, predict and manage energy use of every single piece of equipment in the data center, including those that are unmetered. As a result of having greater planning and management of energy consumption, data center managers can not only improve performance and efficiency, but also reduce downtime and better plan for expansion or consolidation.

By leveraging energy management as a key component of IT software portfolios-treating energy as an IT asset-data centers can deliver exceptional performance at minimal cost and without disruption. ” …

http://bit.ly/cqwtI6

Schneider Data Center Software Focuses on Power Utilization

Posted in data-center-software, effectiveness-rating, power-utilization, pue, schneider-electric, software on February 20th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green IT Project Portfolio

Posted in data-center, green-initiatives, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, hardware, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, symantec on November 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec deploys a portfolio of green IT projects to create a tangible impact on its energy consumption, power costs, and carbon footprint. …

… “decommissioning of hardware from a major data center closure reduced Symantec’s overall device power utilization from approximately 500 kilowatt hours (kWh) to 168 kWh … ” …

Via Environmental Leader: Green IT Efforts

Power Quality Differentiator

Posted in availability, differentiation, efficiency, power-quality, power-utilization, ups, utilization on November 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Clean and uninterrupted power can enable a data center to drive higher availability and lower unplanned downtime from electrical supply anomalies. Vendors are focusing on UPS modules and scalability to support better utilization rates. …

… “The quality of the power reaching data center equipment has a profound impact on its lifespan and its efficiency, say VARs with serious UPS practices, which they use to differentiate their business … ” …

Via Search IT, TechWatch: UPS

Power Consumption Source Reduction

Posted in data-centre, data-redundancy, green-it-strategy, hot-spots, power-consumption, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, utilization on November 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center power reduction can be addressed through a multi-pronged strategy that targets demand-reduction, higher utilization of reduced capacity, and smarter data center layout. …

… “Half the power consumption in the data centre is actually from IT equipment, said Zaheer, but customers running data centres can cut this consumption by reducing redundant data, physical resources and hotspots, and by increasing disk utilization. ” …

Via IT World Canada: Green IT

Raritan Rack Power Metering for Data Centers

Posted in alerts, efficiency, energy-consumption, notifications, power-management, power-measurement, power-meters, power-utilization, raritan, uptime on October 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan launches smart inline power meters, the Dominion PX-3000 Series, for rack data collection capabilities. …

… “Dominion PX-3000 intelligent inline power meters also enable: Increasing uptime through power metering and standards-based threshold/alerting for notifications prior to branch circuit breakers failing; Driving data center efficiency behavior by collecting energy consumption (kwh) data for internal or customer bill back; Improving power utilization by metering to identify additional power capacity (find stranded power) and maximize utilization of existing sites, delaying large capital expenditures for new sites; Raritan’s intelligent power meters uniquely provide real-time information to help make data center decisions, such as where servers should be placed for optimal efficiency. If power or environmental user-defined thresholds are exceeded, PX-3000 sends email-based alerts in addition to SNMP Traps. ” …

Via Raritan: Intelligent Inline-Meter Rack PDUs for Data Center IT Equipment

MySpace IO Improvement Drives Green Benefits

Posted in cooling-system, drives, fusion-io, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, myspace, power-consumption, power-utilization, storage-provisioning on October 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IO Drives are used to improve performance and results in better space utilization and lower energy costs. …

… “This will allow MySpace to recover at least 1770U of rack space in the future, eliminate at least 18,000 failure points in their system, and save millions of dollars in power and cooling costs, showing the world that you can make the smart business buy a green one too. ” …

Via Fusion IO: Myspace Case Study (PDF)

Energy-Efficient Basic Operations

Posted in basics, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, energy-star-for-servers, power-utilization, savings, server-efficiency, utilization, virtualization on September 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

While labeling of servers with the Energy-star designation is a step in the right direction, the information technology space has plenty more room left to leverage the basics of server utilization, virtualization, and consolidation to make energy efficiency gains. …

… “many IT shops still need to implement the basic operational improvements that often cost little yet yield big savings in energy consumption … ” …

Via Computerworld: Energy-efficient servers

Manage the Cloud for Energy Efficiency Optimization

Posted in automation, ca-computer-associates, capacity, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, management, management-tools, power-utilization, streamlining on August 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

CA provides automation and management support for Amazon’s SaaS architecture, that supports better asset utilization and energy management as required. …

… “increase efficiency and reduce costs by streamlining processes, improving server utilization, and optimizing energy consumption patterns by provisioning capacity to Amazon EC2; ” …

Via Computer Associates: Support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Facilitates Automating and Managing Applications