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Simple Green Initiatives Drive UK Efficiency Benefits

Posted in city-london, country-uk, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, greening, initiatives, pc, policy, printer, printing, savings on September 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Don’t miss out on simple, yet effective, ways to green your IT strategy. The UK initiative is realizing benefits from their techniques, such as turn-off and printing policies. The next set of initiatives will require additional mindset changes and technology shifts. …

… “Cabinet Office minister Angela Smith told the Greening Government ICT conference in London today that simple initiatives such as extending the lifecycle of PCs, making double-sided printing the default option, and turning computers off at night have contributed to the savings. ” …

Via Business Green: Green IT strategy

Angela Smith, UK Cabinet Office speaks about benefits from green IT initiatives ...

Energy-Efficient Basic Operations

Posted in basics, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, energy-star-for-servers, power-utilization, savings, server-efficiency, utilization, virtualization on September 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

While labeling of servers with the Energy-star designation is a step in the right direction, the information technology space has plenty more room left to leverage the basics of server utilization, virtualization, and consolidation to make energy efficiency gains. …

… “many IT shops still need to implement the basic operational improvements that often cost little yet yield big savings in energy consumption … ” …

Via Computerworld: Energy-efficient servers

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. “

Calculate Green IT CO2 Impact

Posted in analytical-tools, calculation, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, co2-emissions, entuity, green-it-strategy, impact, measurements, metrics, savings on June 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Entuity has launched its Green IT Calculator, which enables an enterprise to understand its green IT opportunity and potential carbon footprint improvement. …

Savings calculator

… “Entuity’s Green IT Calculator quantifies the environmental impact a green IT strategy could have via CO2 reduction metrics and what those savings would equate to in terms of number of cars taken off the road and acres of forest saved. ” …

Via Entuity: Calculator

VMware Virtualization Impact on Green IT

Posted in co2-emissions, consolidation, data-center-consolidation, load, power-off, power-savings, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, savings, server-virtualization, utilization, virtualization, vmware on April 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

VMware touts the impact of server virtualization on green IT. …

… “VMware virtual infrastructure helps enterprises and governments reduce their energy costs and consumption by as much as 80 percent. Most desktops and servers today are in use only eight to 15 percent of the time they are turned on, yet they consume 60 to 90 percent of the normal workload power even when idle. VMware vSphere has advanced resource and memory management features that will enable consolidation ratios of 15:1 or more and dynamically power off unneeded servers, which increase hardware utilization to as much as 85 percent.

Every server retired from a datacenter saves an estimated four tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to taking 1.5 cars off the road or planting 55 trees. Similar opportunities for savings are available for desktop PCs, which can be consolidated on servers in the datacenter using VMware View. VMware vSphere 4 is expected to be generally available during the second quarter of 2009. ” …

Via VMware: Go Green

Data Center Demonstrates Green PUE Performance

Posted in electricity-consumption, energy-efficiency, enterprise, facility-design, floor-space, fortune-data-centers, metrics, pue, savings, success-story on April 29th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fortune Data Centers initiates the operation of its new energy-efficient, green data center in Silicon Valley. This facility supports 7.86 Megawatts of IT critical load across two data rooms with 43,000 square feet of IT floor space. …

… “Fortune’s new facility, located at 2001 Fortune Drive in San Jose, delivers superior energy efficiency as measured by Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)-a standard developed by The Green Grid consortium. PUE is determined by dividing the total facility power by the IT equipment power-the lower the resulting ratio, the more efficient the data center. During independent testing through a Level 5 Commissioning Process, the data center achieved a PUE of 1.37 at full load, an energy-efficiency level far superior to the industry average data center PUE of 2.0, and better than the EPA’s 2011 target PUE of 1.45 for state-of-the-art enterprise-class data centers. The company estimates that moving IT load from a legacy data center to Fortune’s facility would result in reduced annual electrical consumption of 40 million Kilowatt-hours… ” …

Via Fortune: New Green Data Center

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

Green Data Center Reporting

Posted in analysis, benefits, cost-benefits, data-center, green-data-center, green-grid, heat-load, management-tools, metrics, power-analysis, power-conservation, power-savings, product-launch, savings, software, space, value on January 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackwise implements green reporting in its data center management software. …

… “RACKWISE DCM 3.4 introduces the Green Report giving data center organizations the ability to Green the data center as per The Green Grid‘s metrics, and Cost/Savings Analysis, which quantifies the monetary value of proposed changes in a data center related to power, heat, and space. ” …

Via RACKWISE: New Product for the Data Center

Chicago Green IT Strategy

Posted in actions, cio-perspective, city-chicago, configuration, configuration-management, datacenter, energy-capacity, government, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, power-consumption, savings, strategies, strategy on December 5th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Chicago IT team uses simple actions in its data center to save energy and increase computing capacity. …

… “Last year, we were in a situation in which our data center was almost out of power. Instead of adding power, we looked at our existing data center configuration. ” …

Via Government Technology: Chicago CIO Hardik Bhatt

The Hidden Data Center

Posted in actions, capacity, cooling-system, dell, energy-capacity, energy-management, it-services, optimization, optimize, practices, savings, services, value on December 3rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green data center services
Dell launches a set of services that focus on addressing the hidden data center and creating value through energy efficiency practices and capacity optimization. …

… “Data Center Optimization Workshop addresses the energy, capacity and cooling issues facing customers with practical, expert advice on how to bring efficiency to the current data center environment. Dell provides customers with specific actions designed to simplify and save in the data center. ” …

Via Dell: Services Provide Map to Hidden Data Center

Collaboration on Technology Energy Savings

Posted in academia-univ-michigan, collaboration, computer-equipment, devices, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, enterprise-architecture, green-computing, printing, procurement, purchasing, savings, server-consolidation on November 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

University of Michigan teams collaborate to identify opportunities to save energy across the computing architecture, from servers to personal devices. …

… “Teams of more than 90 U-M students, faculty and staff members are working to purchase more energy-efficient computers and other technological devices, reduce the number of server rooms on campus and get everyone to turn off computers and printers when they are not using them and print only necessary documents. ” …

Via Detroit Free Press: Green computing

Notebook Computer Power Savings Roadmap

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cpu, future, graphics-processor, laptop, notebook-computer, power-savings, processor, roadmap, sabine, savings on November 20th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Power savings are on the CPU roadmap from AMD. …

… “APU is AMD speak for a CPU and a graphics processor on one piece of silicon. AMD expects Sabine to bring significant power savings to notebook computers. ” …

Via DailyTech: Future Processors