services

Rapid Provisioning of Virtualized Services

Posted in cisco, green-it-solutions, provisioning, rackforce, services, unified-communications, virtual-machines on April 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackforce deploys Cisco solution to support accelerated provisioning of virtual data center services for customers. …

… “RackForce is a leading provider of green dynamic datacenter services in the heart of British Columbia, and is the first Canadian service provider to deploy the Cisco Unified Computing System. RackForce has selected Cisco’s Data Center 3.0 solutions, including Cisco Nexus data center switches, MDS storage directors and the Cisco Unified Computing System to rapidly provision hosted and cloud services to its customer base. ” …

Via Cisco: Unified Computing

NYC Data Center Consolidation Reduces Redundancy and Improves Energy Efficiency

Posted in cio-perspective, city-new-york, consolidation, data-center-consolidation, information-technology, infrastructure, services, technologies on March 3rd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Mayor Bloomberg and New York City CIO plan to consolidate their data centers to drive operational and energy efficiency while boosting service. …

… “The City’s current IT infrastructure is highly-fragmented, with more than 50 unique data centers now serving nearly four dozen City entities – many of which are located in prime commercial real estate space. The vast majority of these facilities, and the technologies within them, are obsolete, and having dozens of City entities employ the varied capital and skill sets necessary to maintain individual data centers is an inefficient use of resources.

In his State of the City speech, Mayor Bloomberg pledged to achieve cost savings by reducing redundancies within City agencies, including information technology resources. An initial step toward that goal, and consistent with a key recommendation in the 30-Day Report, is the Citywide IT Infrastructure Services program (CITIServ). ” …

Via Mayor Bloomberg: OVERHAUL OF DATA INFRASTRUCTURE AT MORE THAN 40 CITY AGENCIES

Service Catalog for the Data Center

Posted in catalog, data-center-services, demo, newscale, service-catalog, services on February 1st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Newscale puts data center services into the perspective of a catalog.

Data Center Health Monitoring

Posted in analysis, automation, autonomic-computing, cloud-computing, ibm, monitoring, services on December 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM offers data center monitoring capabilities via the cloud, with scalable services based on company need and size. …

… “When the service detects a potential problem – such as running out of resource capacity – it automatically alerts IT operations and displays the relevant information in a dashboard to help analyze and correct the issue. Using IBM’s autonomic computing capabilities, the service can be programmed to automate certain tasks that enable the affected system to self-heal when faced with certain issues. ” …

Via IBM: Monitor Data Center with Cloud Service

IBM Provides Amtrak Data Center Services

Posted in amtrak, delivery, ibm, management, outsourcing, services on August 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center management is outsourced to IBM at Amtrak. …

… “Amtrak awarded the contract to IBM to provide data center services including mainframe, mid-range server, security services, asset management and help desk and desktop support services for 10,000 workstations nationwide. IBM will support the infrastructure for Amtrak’s reservation system as well as the corporation’s entire computing infrastructure from delivery centers in the United States. The volume of tickets processed in Amtrak’s reservation system via the Web, telephone, and ticket counter channels, makes it one of the largest systems of its kind in the rail industry. ” …

Via IBM: Technology Services Agreement

Lower Print Power Usage and Paper Consumption

Posted in operations, paperless-office, power-usage, printing, procter-gamble, services, sustainability, xerox on April 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Xerox will manage Procter & Gamble’s print services globally to reduce operating costs and improve sustainability. …

… “P&G predicts it will reduce print-related power usage by 30 percent and paper consumption by 20-30 percent annually. ” …

Via Xerox: Worldwide Print Operations

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

The Virtual Datacenter through the Clouds

Posted in cloud-computing, controls, data-centers, datacenter, efficiency, infrastructure, interoperability, management, server-efficiency, services, vmware on February 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

VMware CEO Paul Maritz discusses the company’s strategy and roadmap for enabling the internal cloud computing infrastructure that inter-operates with external cloud services through a private cloud, sharing service capacity. …

… “Maritz discussed and demonstrated three key enabling components for building a private cloud: the complete virtualization of the datacenter through a Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS), the extensions of the VDC-OS and the management layer to enable service providers to deliver external clouds and federate with internal clouds. A private cloud brings unprecedented levels of flexibility, control, efficiency, resiliency, and manageability to datacenters and allows any application – legacy, server-based, desktop or those built on new application frameworks – to be delivered as a service. ” …

Via VMware: Cloud Computing Initiatives

Green Data Center Services

Posted in bluestone-energy-services, cooling-system, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, energy-reduction, equipment. roi, green-data-center, lighting, operations, optimization, optimize, services, ups on February 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bluestone Energy Services creates division to focus on green data center services that drive efficiency. …

… “Bluestone will use its new data center division to comprehensively address energy efficiency in data centers. Bluestone will identify and develop cost-effective efficiency measures such as cooling optimization, ultrasonic humidification, and other data center best practices that reduce energy consumption and costs. Bluestone will qualify these comprehensive data center efficiency upgrades for utility incentives – a first for New England. Bluestone analyzes clients’ existing data center equipment efficiency and operation on a component level, including cooling, UPS, and lighting systems, and then recommends equipment restructuring and replacement that maximizes return on investment. ” …

Via Bluestone Energy: Data Center Cooling and Energy Division

Analyze Carbon Footprint and Action Plan

Posted in actions, analysis, carbon-dioxide-emissions, carbon-footprint, ibm, incentives, it-services, model, plan, purchasing, recommendations, services on February 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM carbon footprint services
IBM offers set of client services aimed at understanding and reducing the carbon footprint, with impacts of up to 90 percent for datacenters and a corresponding reduction in cost. …

… “The Strategic Carbon Management offering uses a number of IBM consulting processes to help companies perform this analysis, including a carbon management diagnostic, carbon footprinting, green action planning and business case modeling. It uses measuring and monitoring tools and dashboards to help clients analyze a wide range of issues and opportunities, including carbon trading, regulations and incentives. The Component Business Model approach breaks the company down into logical segments – finance, operations, purchasing, etc. – and then provides an analysis as to which ones are the most energy and CO2 emissions intensive. ” …

Via IBM: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Efficient Data Center Cooling

Posted in air-conditioning, blade-server, close-coupled-cooling, cooling-system, density, energy-efficiency, innovation, power-consumption, reliability, services on February 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Virtualization

Posted in consolidation, data-center-consolidation, decrease-energy, disaster-recovery, green-data-center, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, high-availability, implementation, initiatives, it-services, pilots, server-virtualization, services, space, strategies on December 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sungard will support their clients green IT initiatives in the data center
Sungard positions IT services to enable the implementation of server virtualization in the green data center. …

… “Today, many organizations are investigating virtualization with an eye towards advancing data center consolidation strategies to decrease IT costs. These initiatives can also reduce power and cooling outlays, and cut data center space requirements, supporting green IT initiatives.

Companies should implement initial systems in a test and development – not production – environment and then scale systems from there. Another priority needs to be testing fail-over to a secondary site to ensure disaster recovery is working flawlessly to safeguard information availability. ” …

Via SunGard Availability Services: Data Center