storage-provisioning

DataCenter Cloud Storage

Posted in backup-system, cloud-computing, hosting, mezeo, software, storage-provisioning, storage-systems, storage-technology on January 4th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cloud Storage Services.

MySpace IO Improvement Drives Green Benefits

Posted in cooling-system, drives, fusion-io, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, myspace, power-consumption, power-utilization, storage-provisioning on October 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IO Drives are used to improve performance and results in better space utilization and lower energy costs. …

… “This will allow MySpace to recover at least 1770U of rack space in the future, eliminate at least 18,000 failure points in their system, and save millions of dollars in power and cooling costs, showing the world that you can make the smart business buy a green one too. ” …

Via Fusion IO: Myspace Case Study (PDF)

Isilon Virtual Data Center

Posted in isilon, on-demand, power-savings, storage-provisioning, surgient, virtual-data-center on September 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Surgient implements Isilon storage to enable its Virtual Automation Platform. …

… “Surgient has eliminated the data fragmentation and scalability limitations caused by traditional NAS system, streamlining its workflow to maximize operational efficiency. Additionally, Isilon’s unique ability to linearly or independently scale performance and capacity enables Surgient to purchase only the storage they need, while retaining the flexibility to grow their storage system on-demand, resulting in significant cost-savings and optimal business agility. ” …

Via Isilon Systems: Scale-out NAS to Power Thousands of Virtual Machines

Virtual data center

Microsoft Azure Virtual Data Center Move

Posted in applications, azure, change-management, hosting, microsoft, migration-solutions, preparation, storage-provisioning, tax-laws on August 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft is working with its users of the Azure hosting service to migrate applications across data centers to minimize local tax implications. …

… “This change is in preparation for our migration out of the northwest region. Due to a change in local tax laws, we’ve decided to migrate Windows Azure applications out of our northwest data center prior to our commercial launch this November. This means that all applications and storage accounts in the USA – Northwest region will need to move to another region in the next few months, or they will be deleted. ” …

Via Microsoft: Migrating from USA, Northwest

Green Application Design

Posted in applications, design, green-it-strategy, objective, requirements, storage-provisioning, transaction-volume on March 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Take a holistic approach to green IT by designing your applications right from the start. …

… “The objective is to reduce redundant business requirements and to optimize application design. The benefit is a reduction in transaction volumes and data storage requirements. ” …

Via BeyeNETWORK: Holistic View of the Green Technology Ecosystem

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