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Data Center Energy Efficiency Rating

Posted in city-savannah, cooling-system, energy-efficiency, goals, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, improvement, networking, project, ratings, state-georgia on November 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The City of Savannah, Georgia has deployed a green data center with stimulus funding. …

… “Besides new networking equipment, the project included a new cooling system. The city’s goal was for the project to increase its data center’s energy-efficiency rating from 35.6 percent to 73.7 percent. ” …

Via DatacenterDynamics: Savannah data center

Green Roles in IT

Posted in accountability, cio-perspective, green-it-strategy, guide, people, project, roles on October 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green IT is creating new roles for IT professionals and a new mindset that needs awareness. …

… “For example, someone could be assigned to checking new projects comply with green standards and ensure green IT is embedded in all existing projects. ” …

Via Silicon: Green guide for CIOs

Sustainability Projects at Salesforce dot com

Posted in data-center-efficiency-program, integration, planning, project, projects, research, saas, salesforce-dot-com, sustainability on September 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Getting to the core of data center energy efficiency, Salesforce dot com goes beyond the low hanging fruit to integrated environmental improvement. …

… “Both projects speak to the in-depth research and planning that is required to integrate environmental factors into the corporate decision-making process. ” …

Via Reuters: Data Center Efficiency

CIOs Will Lower Energy Costs

Posted in cio-perspective, green-it-initiatives, ibm, planning, project, study, virtualization on September 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM studies the current thought patterns of chief information officers and, not surprisingly, energy efficiency strategies are top of mind. …

… “CIOs also are continuing on the path to dramatically lower energy costs, with 76 percent undergoing or planning virtualization projects. ” …

Via IBM: Top CIO Priorities

Energy-Efficient Data Center Research

Posted in air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, country-korea, eco2st, energy-efficiency, good-practice, green-it-solutions, lg, operations, panel-solutions, project, raised-floor, research, upsite on August 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Upsite Technologies hosts LG and Eco2st team from Korea to research the best way to build a green data center. …

… “Upsite presented the fundamental aspects of optimal data center operation, including cooling and airflow science and best practice KoldLok Raised Floor Grommets and IT equipment server HotLok Blanking Panel solutions to Eco2st, who will present their research findings to LG regarding how to establish a model energy-efficient data center. The Korean government has recently announced a green development policy, designed to promote projects that simultaneously foster good environmental practice and economic development. Eco2st’s report will be posted to a public website and be available for review by members of the Korean government. ” …

Via Upsite: LG team researching energy-efficient data center … (PDF)

Xcel Energy Data Center Efficiency Program Created to Reduce Energy Consumption

Posted in air-flow, airflow, data-center-efficiency-program, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, initiatives, investment, peak-efficiency, power-utilization, program, project, rebate, server-consolidation, server-utilization, xcel-energy on July 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Xcel Energy creates a call-to-action for Information Technology managers to make data center energy efficiency a priority, by offering cash rebates energy studies and efficiency improvements. The company will support investment in more efficient servers, virtualization software to drive utilization rates, air flow and cooling optimization, etc. …

Xcel Energy Data Center Efficiency rebates planned

… “Xcel Energy will fund a portion of the study and pay rebates as projects are completed. An approved third-party vendor will conduct an on-site energy evaluation and make recommendations on energy savings, help outline a business case for energy-efficiency investments and detail how to best run the data center at peak efficiency. ” …

Via Xcel Energy: Data Center Efficiency program

SSA Green Data Center Project

Posted in administration, collaboration, government, green-building, green-data-center, leadership, leed-certification, project, technology-investment on May 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Michael Gallagher, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Social Security Administration, discusses the investment in a new green data center at the NCC. The EPA National Computer Center building is LEED Silver. …

NCC will house a new green data center

… “This new center will replace our aging 30-year-old National Computer Center. In addition to being state-of-the-art, the new facility will incorporate green building technology and use new energy efficient equipment and processes. To ensure the project is completed on time, on budget, and in full compliance with Recovery Act requirements, we and GSA have both assigned experienced project managers. We look forward to this important collaboration, and I would like to thank GSA for its leadership of this vital project. ” …

Via Social Security Administration: Statement of Michael Gallagher, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management

Data Center Consildation

Posted in alcatel, cost-benefits, data-center-consolidation, operations, project, savings on February 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Alcatel Data Centers Consolidating
Alcatel consolidates global data center footprint, saving costs, energy, and complexity. …

… “Alcatel predicts that the data center consolidation project will reduce the total cost of data center operations by 25 percent before the end of 2008. ” …

Via CIO: Alcatel Massive Consolidation

DataCenter Research Projects

Posted in controls, datacenter, energy-efficiency, innovation, microsoft, processor, project, research, research-development, server-utilization on February 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft low-power processor research
Microsoft shares its research pipeline with employees at its internal TechFest. Data center efficiency is a hot topic with two research projects headlining. …

… “Two particular datacenter projects were on display: Closed-Loop Control Systems for the Datacenter, a project aimed at improving the energy efficiency of datacenters by selectively putting idle servers into a low-power state while maintaining service response times; Low-Power Processors for the Datacenter, an experiment to build a server from low-power processors and evaluate how well it runs some of the tasks typically performed in a datacenter, such as processing a large number of independent requests or running databases for a Web site; ” …

Via Microsoft: Research Innovations