productivity

DCcE, Data Center compute Efficiency, enables improvement identification

Posted in data-center-design, green-design, green-grid, productivity on March 2nd, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

The DCcE, data center compute efficiency, metric has been proposed by the Green Grid to enable users to management their continuous improvement programs.  This metric is not recommended for use as benchmark comparisons of data center to datacenter.  The DCcE does not show the productivity of the data center.  A proxy for the amount of work the datacenter performs is necessary to understand productivity.  …

…   “DCcE is designed to allow server and data center operators to discover where inefficiencies lie within a specific data center and then to address them to increase efficiency over time. “   …

Via The Green Grid: Data Center Metrics, DCcE (PDF).

Data Center Study

Posted in applications, complexity, data-center, productivity, study, symantec on January 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center leadership is being delivered by mid-sized enterprises according to Symantec study. Expect businesses in this market space to accelerate adoption of data center efficiency strategies. …

… “Top data center concerns include increased complexity and too many applications. Most enterprises have 10 or more data center initiatives rated as somewhat or absolutely important and 50 percent expect significant changes to their data centers in 2010. Half of all enterprises say applications are growing somewhat/quickly and half are finding it difficult and costly to meet service level agreements (SLAs). One-third of all enterprises say staff productivity is hampered by too many applications. Adding to the complexity is the continued increase in data causing 71 percent of organizations to consider data reduction technologies such as deduplication. ” …

Via Symantec: 2010 State of the Data Center Study

Brazil Green Data Center

Posted in availability, country-brazil, energy-efficiency, financial-industry, green-it-solutions, ibm, productivity, space on May 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM will implement a modular green data center for ABC Brazil Bank using its best practices. …

… “In addition to occupying less space, the solution’s objective is to increase energy efficiency. The solution will also deliver high availability of the information technology (IT) environment higher employee productivity and easy access to customers’ data and information. ” …

Via IBM: ABC Bank Brazil Green Data Center Solution

The Hidden Data Center Strategy

Posted in data-center, data-center-consolidation, dell, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, hidden-data-center, infrastructure, it-strategy, productivity, server-virtualization, temperature-control, virtualization on March 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell launches next-generation data center infrastructure products that improve energy efficiency and positions the company to support green IT strategies through the concept of the hidden (untapped, unrealized) data center. …

… “Dell’s Reveal Your Hidden Data Center strategy focuses on server virtualization and consolidation, decommissioning out-of-use equipment, refreshing legacy systems, finding the optimal data center temperature, utilizing containment and moving cooling closer to IT to help businesses improve productivity and energy efficiency in their existing data centers. ” …

Via Dell: New Data Center Infrastructure Products

Green Data Center Benefits Realization

Posted in benefits, building, cost-benefits, drives, energy-savings, enterprise, floor-space, future, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, ibm, investment, it-strategy, maintenance, operations, productivity, savings, strategies, strategy, virtualization on September 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green data centers investments can have both tangible financial returns, intangible productivity benefits, and enable future cost avoidance. …

… “As IBM found when building its own green data center, each dollar of energy savings drives $6 to $8 dollars in operations savings, Peter McCafferty, director of enterprise systems at IBM stresses. Benefits accrue in terms of increased productivity, decreased floor space requirements, decreased maintenance costs and other examples. ” …

Via Virtual Strategy: Is Green Worth it?