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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.

Strategy ReThink

Posted in benefits, electricity-usage, energy-efficiency, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, virtual-data-center, virtual-storage, virtualization on January 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Server virtualization delivers green benefits
Sustainable growth and efficiency combine to make virtualization a strategic choice for more enterprises. …

… “virtualization provides a business with an opportunity to do far more than simply cut its electricity bill; it also provides an opportunity to completely rethink the existing IT strategy and reorganize practices and management responsibilities … ” …

Via CIO: Green Benefits

Green Data Center Training

Posted in administration, best-practice, data-center, decommission-equipment, education, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, honda, it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-silver, management-tools, operations, practices, provisioning, training on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Honda designs and builds LEED Silver-certified green data center to support its operations. As part of its green IT strategy, it is educating the IT admins on energy efficiencies and other best practices. …

… “Data center administrators were trained in how to be more energy efficient. For example, they were advised to decommission unused equipment quickly and to use management tools to ensure that servers are optimally provisioned. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Honda Green IT

The Hidden Data Center

Posted in actions, capacity, cooling-system, dell, energy-capacity, energy-management, it-services, optimization, optimize, practices, savings, services, value on December 3rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green data center services
Dell launches a set of services that focus on addressing the hidden data center and creating value through energy efficiency practices and capacity optimization. …

… “Data Center Optimization Workshop addresses the energy, capacity and cooling issues facing customers with practical, expert advice on how to bring efficiency to the current data center environment. Dell provides customers with specific actions designed to simplify and save in the data center. ” …

Via Dell: Services Provide Map to Hidden 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)

Green Computing ROI

Posted in 3par, best-practice, data-center-size, energy-efficiency, green-computing, green-it-initiatives, hilton-grand-vacations, infrastructure, management, practices, storage-technology, ups, virtual-data-center on October 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Storage sets green IT best practice
Hilton Grand Vacations is recognized for its application of 3PAR storage technology which results in a sustainable operating model that is virtual and efficient. …

… “Hilton Grand Vacations’ datacenter is now 50 to 60% smaller, which has saved the company up to 60% on the cost of power, cooling, and housing their equipment and enabled them to meet their green IT objectives. With their new virtualized infrastructure built on 3PAR and 3cV, Hilton Grand Vacations has also reduced storage management time by 75%, increased storage administrative efficiency by 4x, and decreased server and storage provisioning time by 90%. ” …

Via 3PAR: Best Practices in Green Computing

H2O Technology

Posted in cooling-system, green-data-center, leed-certification, operations, power-consumption, practices, recycle, water on October 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

LEED data center incorporates sustainable practices in all elements of operation, from power consumption to water usage. …

… “They utilize recycled (grey) water from a local municipal water system and captured roof rainwater for landscaping, restrooms and cooling tower backup. ” …

Via Green Building Elements: Green Data Center

Bull SAP Green IT Initiative

Posted in best-practice, bull, business-applications, collaboration, energy-consumption, energy-management, energy-monitoring, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, initiatives, it-services, it-strategy, management, measurements, mission, power-consumption, practices, research, sap, server-virtualization, services, software, strategies, strategy on October 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bull and SAP Research collaborate to advance the frontier of green IT through an aligned research initiative. Their research agenda will focus on transaction energy measurement, software best practices that reduce energy consumption, and server virtualization. …

… “New server technologies currently being developed by Bull are adding energy management intelligence into the new generation of Datacenters. The mission of this initiative between Bull and SAP Research is to develop an overall strategy for Datacenter energy management intelligence combined with server management services, integrating business applications and end-user services to enable sustainable Datacenter technologies. ” …

Via Bull: R&D initiative for Green IT

Data Center Power Analysis

Posted in analysis, best-practice, calculation, data-center, efficiency, leadership, management, measurements, mission, optimization, optimize, power-analysis, power-consumption, practices, raritan, server-efficiency on October 4th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raritan‘s leader, Herman Chan, will discuss identification and optimization of power problem spots. …

… “Chan’s presentation — Optimize Power through Server Analysis — focuses on the need to measure power at the device level in order to improve data center energy efficiency. His AFCOM talk will explore the myths and realities of power measurement and new tools and methodologies for calculating data center power efficiency. ” …

Via Marketwatch: Data Center Power Expert from Raritan

AFCOM: “Our mission is to enable data center management professionals to share industry best practices by providing a forum for dissemination of critical information … “

Green Business Practices Recognized

Posted in award, best-practice, business-practices, dell, efficiency, enterprise, green-enterprise, impact, initiatives, it-services, motorola, oracle, practices, recognition, services, standards, sun, sustainability, sustainability-initiative, water on October 1st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Oracle recognizes its customers for best business practices that enable the green enterprise. …

… “The Oracle Empower the Green Enterprise award recognizes customers from a wide-range of industries that are using Oracle Applications and technology products to support green business practices and sustainability initiatives in order to reduce environmental impact, costs and improve business efficiencies. Recipients of the Award include: Alcoa, Australian Vintage Limited, BT, Dell, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fiji Water, Ingersoll-Rand, Intercall, Interface, Motorola, National Ignition Facility & Photon Service, Novartis International AG, PG&E, Standard Parking, Sun and Supervalu. ” …

Via Oracle: Green Enterprise Awards

Greening Government IT Strategy Sets Technology Agenda

Posted in actions, asset-management, asset-utilization, best-practice, carbon-footprint, carbon-neutral, data-centre, drives, federal-it, footprint, government, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, impact, investment, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, supplier-collaboration, utilization on July 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

UK government sets green IT strategy into motion. Objectives for greening information technology include understanding the carbon impact of new investments with a target of carbon neutral and taking a lifecycle view of new IT assets. The government will pursue power management for active devices and use virtualization to drive capacity utilization rates much higher. …

UK Cabinet Office implements green Information Technology strategy

… “The Greening Government ICT strategy sets out the first steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint. We are the first government in the world to look at our ICT in this way and we want to see changes taking place immediately. We want to see best green practice throughout government – computers switched off overnight, printers defaulting to duplex, data centres efficiently cooled. The good news is that we are not alone in aiming for these goals. There is already a great deal of activity in departments and within industry and we will be working with our suppliers to ensure that action is taken immediately. ” …

Via UK Cabinet Office: Greening Government ICT (PDF)