security

Intel Xeon processor enables data center server consolidation

Posted in datacenter, intel, processor, security, server-consolidation, servers, xeon on March 16th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel has introduced its Xeon Processor 5600 series, incorporating new security features such as Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions, AES-NI, and Trusted Execution Technology, TXT, for accelerated encryption and decryption. These processors are aimed at boosting data centers processing and power consumption performance. …

… “These are also the first server and workstation chips based on the groundbreaking, new Intel 32nm logic technology, which uses Intel’s second-generation high-k metal gate transistors to increase speed and decrease energy consumption. The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series supports up to six cores per processor and delivers up to 60 percent greater performance than the 45nm Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. In addition, data centers can replace 15 single-core servers with a single new one, and achieve a return on their investment in as little as 5 months.Intel Xeon processor

Data centers will also benefit from the power efficiency of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. A two-socket server using the new low-voltage Intel Xeon processor L5640 can deliver the same performance as a server using the previous generation’s champion; the Intel Xeon processors X5570 series, but with up to 30 percent lower platform power. ” …

Via Intel: Secure Data Center Processor

Bunker Data Center Cooling

Posted in cooling-system, data-center, geothermal-system, improvement, prairie-bunkers, security, tier-iii, underground on August 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bunker data center will use geothermal system for cooling. …

… “Although security is usually the primary motivation for customers, underground facilities offer advantages to the data center operator, including using the earth for improved cooling. ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Prairie Bunkers

Hitachi Data Systems Green Data Center

Posted in availability, city-yokohama, country-japan, floor-space, green-data-center, hitachi, pue, reliability, security on August 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Hitachi Data Systems opens its Yokohama, Japan green data center. The data center incorporates natural cooling into its design and leverages a thermal hydraulic simulator to integrate the air conditioning system with the energy requirements of the equipment. …

… “The Yokohama Third Center is one of the most robust and reliable in the industry and occupies 10,000 square meters of total floor space. The newly opened green facility incorporates power-efficient data center technology designed to achieve a benchmarking rating of 1.6 PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), while offering among the industry‚Äôs highest level of reliability, availability and data security. ” …

Via Hitachi Data Systems: Robust and Reliable Green Data Center

Hitachi Green Data Center

Florida Data Center Tour

Posted in data-center, security, state-florida, summitqwest, tour on June 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy Service Levels

Posted in availability, energy-efficiency, high-availability, interdependence, it-services, performance, power-consumption, security, sla-service-level-agreement on January 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Good power management is integral to the optimal performance of the data center. …

… “What’s more, the interdependence of these SLAs adds a level of urgency since the organization that runs out of power will also likely be unable to meet performance, availability, and security requirements. ” …

Via GreenerComputing: The New SLA