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EMC VPLEX virtual storage enables private cloud implementations

Posted in emc, private-cloud, storage-array, virtual-storage on May 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

EMC Corp launches new technology for implementing virtual storage through private clouds. …

… “It will ultimately allow organizations to non-disruptively move thousands of virtual machines and petabytes of information over thousands of miles, schedule daily batch processes in locations with lower energy costs, easily shift IT operations out of the way of regional disasters, and dynamically balance workloads as the business day progresses around the globe. ” …

Via EMC: Virtual Storage Over Distance
      

Sun Microsystems Efficient Flash Storage

Posted in flash-memory, flash-storage, high-efficiency, low-power, storage-array, storage-systems, storage-technology, sun-microsystems on October 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sun Microsystems introduces its new Storage F5100 Flash Array that optimizes the performance of database workload at low power requirements. …

… “The Sun F5100 Flash Array features up to two terabytes of solid-state Flash capacity and an unprecedented 1.6 million read and 1.2 million write IOPS performance in a single rack unit (1.75 inches) – yet consumes just 300 watts. This new high-performance, super-efficient storage array delivers 1.6 million IOPS of performance, which is comparable to 3,000 enterprise hard disk drives that span over 14 data center racks and consume more than ten times the energy (40,000 watts). ” …

Via Sun Microsystems: Flash Storage Arrays

Sun flash storage array

Virtual Machine Density Footprint

Posted in atrato, cloud-computing, data-center, energy-capacity, enterprise-architecture, high-efficiency, hosting, storage-array, storage-technology, virtual-storage, virtualization on December 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center hosting company leverages high-density storage to improve their energy efficiency. …

… “Atrato won them over by offering capacity and performance, reducing the footprint required to pack in virtual machines for its cloud architecture. ” …

Via Search Storage: Wind-powered data center

eco-Friendly Storage

Posted in cto-perspectives, eco-friendly, hitachi, storage-array, storage-systems, storage-technology, video on September 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green Data Center Storage Configuration

Posted in configuration, configuration-management, data-center, data-management, drives, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, future, green-data-center, power-consumption, power-efficiency, software, storage-array, storage-systems, storage-technology, ups on September 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green storage is a key component of the efficient data center. The drive configuration should consider the type of data in order to maximize the efficiency. When configured properly, the power-down effect of green storage also increases the life of the drives. …

… “If the wrong type of data is written to power-managed drives, power consumption can actually increase due to spinning the drives back up too soon after going idle. The type of data should be data that is at rest, has achieved a state of near permanence, but may be needed in the future … ” …

Via eWeek: Energy-Efficient Green Data

Green Storage Technology from HP

Posted in asset-utilization, carbon-footprint, cooling-system, cost-benefits, drives, efficiency, eva, footprint, hardware, hp-hewlett-packard, improvement, management, optimization, optimize, power-efficiency, procurement, software, standards, storage-array, storage-provisioning, storage-systems, storage-technology, ups, utilization on August 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP introduces storage technology that reduces storage array power and cooling costs in data centers significantly. The new product offerings include thin provisioning for the storage arrays, tape drives based on the LTO4 standard, and new DAT tape drives. …

… “The HP StorageWorks EVA4100, 6100 and 8100 midrange disk arrays improve power efficiency for customers by up to 45 percent compared to previous EVAs, with performance improvements of up to 24 percent. Using advanced hardware and software technologies such as EVA Dynamic Capacity Management (DCM), Vsnap and FATA disk drives, the new EVAs help customers optimize hard drive utilization, eliminate unnecessary HDD storage disk purchases, shrink their carbon footprint and efficiently manage IT resources and storage provisioning tasks. ” …

Via HP: Storage Cuts Power and Cooling Costs in Half