region-europe

Sustainability software enable efficient compliance processes in Europe

Posted in e-waste, region-europe, sap, software on September 26th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Panasonic implements SAP recycling module to increase efficiency in the management of recycling electronic waste in Europe.  …

…   “With SAP Recycling Administration, we could improve the recycling data management process significantly – representing a 50 percent time savings across 18 countries and 50 different compliance schemes, said Thomas Knopp, environmental project manager, Panasonic Europe.

The application also allows us to generate more accurate calculations of product net weight, the basis for recycling charges per the WEEE directive, and consequently has reduced recycling costs by 15 percent, which adds up to millions of dollars every year.”   …

Via  SAP: Panasonic Module Implementation.

SAP Recycling Module (PDF).

Interxion free cooling data center retrofit

Posted in free-cooling, interxion, region-europe on May 18th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Interxion plans datacenter capacity upgrades that integrate energy efficiency into the design.  …

…   “The data centre has been designed using Interxion’s energy-efficient modular architecture, with free cooling and maximum-efficiency components as standard.”   …

via High Frequency Trading: Interxion Upgrades Data Centres.

European Green IT Opportunity

Posted in cisco, region-europe on February 6th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco leader sees opportunity for Europe to exploit green IT initiatives, leading to competitive advantage.  …

…   “Chris Dedicoat, vice president of Europe for Cisco, who expressed concerns about the lack of public sector involvement … “   …

via IT Pro: Green IT.

Europe Data Center Connection

Posted in energy-efficiency, region-europe, server-sprawl, server-virtualization, servers, virtualization on March 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Insights on the European data center, where virtualization and energy efficiency are opportunities for future efforts …

… “By 2010, the cost of electrical power could overtake server costs. This is particularly a concern for the largest organizations, which often manage data centers of thousands of servers. ” …

Via Internet Evolution: Euro Data Centers

SlovakTelekom Green Data Center Project

Posted in air-conditioning, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, country-slovakia, efficiency, green-data-center, green-data-centre, green-it-strategy, ibm, optimization, region-europe, slovak-telecom, telecommunications on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Slovak Telekom will use IBM to build a new green data center in Bratislava, Slovakia and it is targeted to begin operations in 2011 enabling capacity growth needs. The data centre will leverage ambient outside air for cooling and implement high-density rack arrangements that optimize cooling system efficiency. …

… “The data centre will be built on approximately 1,200 square meters of a modern, five-floor building, providing a highly-resilient environment. It will be fully equipped to protect Slovak Telekom‘s valuable information technology investments. It will ensure the highest levels of physical and digital protection, including access control, CCTV, intrusion, fire and flood detection and extinguishing systems, as well as, comprehensive monitoring of the IT infrastructure. Green techniques include a cooling system which, during cold months, will leverage outside air, reducing the need for air conditioning units. The high-density layout of the centre will ensure that IT equipment is sectioned according to heat emissions in order to optimize cooling capacity and efficiency. ” …

Via IBM: Green Data Centre

Slovak Telecom Green Data Center

Microsoft Dublin Data Center Eliminates Need for Chiller

Posted in ambient-air-cooling, chiller-less, city-dublin, cloud-computing, cooling-system, country-ireland, free-cooling, green-data-center, green-data-centre, green-it-strategy, region-europe on September 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft commissions its European mega data centre in Dublin, Ireland focused on cloud computing services, such as Online and Live. and Cloud services. The company deployed a green data center design, such as chiller-less cooling, and has been recognized by local officials for its energy efficiency best practices. …

… “Making use of the low ambient air temperatures in Ireland, the facility uses free air cooling almost exclusively. This means the operating environment can be maintained without mechanical or refrigerated cooling systems for over 95% of the time. Mechanical cooling typically represents ~38% of the power consumed in traditional data centres. This cooling system eliminates the necessity for chilled water cooling systems, used in traditional data centres. This saves ~18 million litres of water each month. ” …

Via Microsoft: European Cloud Computing Data Center Capacity

Microsoft Ireland Green Data Center

Microsoft Data Center Video (WMV).

Green Data Center Regulation Anticipated in Europe

Posted in concerns, digital-realty-trust, energy-efficiency, green-data-centre, market-research, region-europe, regulation, study on May 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Digital Realty Trust studies the European datacentre market and extracts interesting trends and anecdotes. Leaders in the data center space in Europe expect increased regulation to drive energy efficiency change. …

… “Nearly 70 percent of companies surveyed reported that they are extremely concerned or very concerned with the potential impact of Green regulations on data centres. ” …

Via PRNewswire: New Study of Green Datacentre Trends

Green IT Qualification Created

Posted in certificates, certification, country-uk, education, green-it-qualification, green-it-strategy, professional-certification, region-europe, training on May 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

An certificate in green IT has been created in the UK. …

… “The qualification provides candidates with the necessary understanding of best practice in the burgeoning area of green IT. ” …

Via British Computer Society: Green IT

Blade Servers Deliver Energy Efficiency

Posted in blade-server, cto-perspectives, data-centre, deutsche-bank, energy-efficiency, financial-industry, region-europe on May 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Deutsche Bank IT leader shares his views on the energy efficiency that can be achieved with a blade architecture. …

… “Stuart Hasking, chief technology officer, architecture and engineering, for Deutsche Bank, said that providing they are deployed in the right way, blade servers can significantly improve the efficiency of data centres. ” …

Via eWeek Europe: Deutsche Bank Perspective

Swedish Data Centers

Posted in country-sweden, datacenter, low-cost-power, region-europe on May 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

LEED Platinum Data Center

Posted in building, citigroup, city-frankfurt, country-germany, design, innovation, leed-certification, leed-platinum, region-europe, sustainability on April 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Citigroup’s new Frankfurt data center has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council.

… “Sustainability during the design, construction and operation phases was a primary consideration in the delivery of the 230,000-square-foot building. Its innovative design was executed with no increased cost over more conventional data centers and without adversely affecting reliability and resilience of the systems it houses. ” …

Via Citigroup: First Ever LEED Platinum Accreditation for a Data Center

Sustainable Italian City

Posted in collaboration, country-italy, ibm, innovation, intelligent-dashboard, region-europe, services, sustainability, transformation-project on April 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The city of Parma and IBM start a strategic collaboration to transform Parma into a Smart City. IBM experts will serve on governing team to steer the city as its implements new models for sustainability that integrate intelligence through digital solutions. The concept is to transform city service into a citizen-friendly, paperless, and virtual government model. …

… “Parma is a modern city, home to approximately 200,000 people, and famous for its culture, art and food. The city’s management is planning citizen-focused innovations that will provide new intelligence for existing infrastructure to optimize resources, reduce traffic congestion, improve services to citizens and businesses and make the city smarter and more efficient. ” …

Via IBM: Sustainable Model for New and Improved Services