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UPS Sustainability Efforts Achieve Data Center Savings

Posted in actions, air-conditioning, air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, corporate-sustainability, data-center, electricity-consumption, power-savings, rack-design, report, savings, server-efficiency, ups, water on July 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

UPS takes sustainability personally. The company has published its Corporate Sustainability report and provide transparency to the actions it is taking to transform its carbon footprint. The company has already seen the benefits of data center efficiency through implementation of opportunities, classified as “low-hanging fruit”. Expect UPS to continue to raise the bar and be an industry champion for sustainable development. …

UPS Sustainability Program provide report on performance to date

… “We have managed to reduce annual electricity consumption by nearly three million kilowatt hours at Windward Data Center through innovative use of simple but powerful elements: air and water. In one case we re-engineered airflow to adjust hydrostatic pressure and keep cool air where it belonged: surrounding the server racks. That change alone produced a saving of 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity. ” …

Via UPS: Corporate Sustainability Report (PDF)

United Parcel Service (UPS) Insights via New Georgia Encyclopedia: “The UPS Windward data center, located in southern Forsyth County, is the central nervous system of UPS’s global technology infrastructure. “

Sustainability Dashboard Targets Enterprise PCs

Posted in controls, dashboard, enterprise, improvement, monitoring, pc, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption, report, sustainability, sustainability-dashboard, systems-software, verdiem on June 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Verdiem focuses its new release of the Sustainability Dashboard on PC Power Management. The City of Chicago has piloted the software to reduce PC energy usage by over thirty percent. The system supports improved policies, that turn off monitors after a period of inactivity and suspends PCs after a specified time period. …

Sustainability Dashboard Controls

… “Verdiem’s SURVEYOR enables customers to centrally control and reduce the energy used by PCs on their network by up to 60 percent without impacting end users or IT. The new SURVEYOR Sustainability Dashboard provides a flexible and easy-to-use reporting system that monitors and graphically reports how SURVEYOR is driving bottom line improvements and positively contributes to the environment. ” …

Via Verdiem: Real Energy Cost Savings

Data Center Report by Symantec

Posted in cooling-system, cost-drivers, electricity-consumption, green-data-center, reduce-cooling-costs, report, social-responsibility, state-of-data-center, symantec, trends on January 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off


Symantec compiles report of the state of the data center. Cost reduction will drive energy efficiency gains. …

… “Green Data Center Driven by Cost: Continuing the trend first spotted in 2007, the data center’s focus on being green was driven by cost issues in 2008 with social responsibility on the rise. The study asked companies why creating a Green Data Center was important to their workplace. Reducing electricity consumption was mentioned by 54 percent, followed by reducing cooling costs (51 percent) and a sense of responsibility to the community (42 percent). ” …

Via Symantec: 2008 State of the Data Center Report

Efficient Supercomputing

Posted in efficiency, energy-efficiency, energy-loss, green-500, ibm, report, server-utilization, supercomputer, supercomputing on November 24th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM Nautilus is greenest supercomputer
The Green 500 report recognizes IBM and the University of Warsaw for the most energy efficient supercomputer in the world. …

… “According to some recent reports, the energy losses in conventional systems range between 40 and 70 percent. On average, for every 100 units of energy piped into a data center, only 3 units are used for actual computing. More than half goes to cooling the servers. Nautilus, based on IBM technology, makes supercomputing smarter – greener and more efficient. ”

Via IBM: Warsaw University system is most energy efficient supercomputer

Sustainability Through Collaboration

Posted in approach, challenge, collaboration, corporate-sustainability, enterprise, green-it-strategy, innovation, it-services, it-strategy, report, sap, services, stakeholders, strategies, strategy, survey, sustainability, transparency on November 11th, 2008 by FrankM – 1 Comment

SAP seeks collaborative innovation on sustainability
SAP publishes its first corporate report, discussing its products, services, and enterprise strategies enabling sustainability. The company is engaging its customers and community is a discussion on sustainable innovations. …

… “Based on its successful working model of collaboration and co-innovation – and acknowledging that the topic of sustainability requires both transparency and stakeholder engagement – SAP has issued an open call for dialogue to define the company’s top corporate sustainability issues, as well as product and service solutions. Using Web 2.0 tools, SAP is fostering an exchange with key stakeholders to challenge and guide SAP’s approach to sustainability … ” …

Via SAP: Sustainability Report

SAP Sustainability Survey Results.

SAP Sustainability Feed.

Virtualization Enables Green IT Strategy

Posted in assessments, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, report, research, strategies, strategy, study, technology-managers, virtualization on July 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Recent research study shows increasing interest in green IT strategy and the emergence of virtualization as a key tactic to support that objective. …

… “The results of the report found that just under 80% of IT managers are deploying, piloting or assessing the use of virtualisation technology to support their green IT strategy. ” …

Via iStockAnalyst: IT to Go Green

Data Center Energy Forecast

Posted in accenture, consolidation, data-center, energy-efficiency, energy-growth, epa, forecast, future, green-data-center, growth, report, silicon-valley on July 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Accenture collaborates with members of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group to create a study that forecasts future data center energy growth. …

… “Presented at the Data Center Energy Summit 2008, this consolidated report is the first of its kind to evaluate the EPA‘s data center energy growth scenarios … ” …

Via Accenture: Energy Forecast Report