process-design

Configure the Green Datacenter

Posted in configuration, configuration-management, current-state, procedure, process-design, technical-inventory on May 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Understanding the configuration of the data center is a necessary step in the efficiency improvement process. The current state assessment will likely yield some interesting findings that can be improved quickly – ie: the low hanging fruit. …

… “To understand a data center’s current state means that a technical inventory is needed. It should include the relationships of CIs to one another as well as an understanding of processes and procedures relevant to those CIs. ” …

Via Search Data Center: Configuration management

Data Center Energy Rebate

Posted in air-economizers, building, certification, construction, cooling-system, data-center, decrease-energy, energy-efficiency, high-efficiency, incentives, measurements, netapp, pacific-gas-and-electric, process-design, rebate, transformers, ups, variable-chiller on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp data center design pays off with rebate
NetApp receives Green Business certification by the County of Santa Clara, California and is recognized with a rebate for its data center energy efficiency by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. …

… “Pacific Gas and Electric Company presented NetApp with a rebate of $1,427,477 under PG&E’s Non-Residential New Construction Program, which encourages PG&E’s commercial, industrial, high-technology, and agricultural customers to implement energy-efficient building and process design and construction. NetApp’s rebate is the largest new construction incentive PG&E has ever awarded. NetApp received the rebate for the design of its new Sunnyvale engineering data center and the measures it implemented to more efficiently provide power and decrease the energy needed for cooling. Upgrades included environmentally friendly flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, energy-efficient transformers, outside air economizers, and a variable primary chiller plant. ” …

Via NetApp: Rebate for Data Center Energy Efficiency