storage-systems

Power optimized NAS

Posted in nas-network-attached-storage, reduce-power-consumption, servers, storage-systems, storage-technology, synology on May 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Synology launches new network attached storage devices that optimize power consumption for the small and medium sized businesses. …

… “The Synology DS110+ calls for just 21 watts of power under normal operation while the DS210+ consumes 30 watts. Features like Wake on LAN/WAN, scheduled power on/off and hard drive hibernation further help to reduce not only carbon footprint but also operation costs. ” …

Via Synology: DiskStation DS110+ and DS210+ NAS Servers (Link).
   

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.

EMC Intel Energy Efficient Storage

Posted in atmos, emc, intel, storage-systems, storage-technology on November 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

EMC and Intel will collaborate to make storage more energy efficient for the data center. …

… “EMC can do some things to make Atmos more power-efficient, such as turning off disks when they are not in use. But we do not right now have the ability to manage power at the server level, Feinberg said. ” …

Via Computerworld: Power-efficient cloud storage

EMC storage will lower power usage

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

Tiered Storage Strategy for Efficiency

Posted in footprint, green-data-center, green-it-strategy, storage-systems, storage-technology on July 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

A tiered approach to data storage can match the most efficient storage method with data needs. …

… “The focus for active data and storage systems should be around more useful work per unit of energy consumed in a given footprint. ” …

Via Enterprise Storage: Green Data Storage Technology

Storage Efficiency

Posted in business-drivers, efficiency, netapp, storage-systems on May 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp discusses recovery in its business with efficiency as a key business driver. …

… “Storage efficiency continues to be the number one demand driver for our business during this challenging economic period as we allow customers to meet their business objectives with less physical storage, a commitment we will guarantee. ” …

Via Seeking Alpha: NetApp Earnings Call

Flash Servers Lower Power Consumption

Posted in achievement, blade-server, drives, flash-memory, green-storage, power-consumption, server-efficiency, ssd, storage-systems on March 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SSD
Sun Microsystems will ship solid state drive Flash technology in its x64, chip multi-threaded Rack and Blade systems. …

… “This holistic systems approach helps customers achieve up to 65x faster response times, up to eight times better throughput, and up to 38% less power consumption than servers with traditional spinning hard disk drives. ” …

Via Sun: Enterprise Flash-Powered Servers

Sun Microsystems Data Center Space Compression

Posted in achievement, consolidation, data-center, facility-design, server-consolidation, space, state-colorado, storage-systems, storage-technology, sun-microsystems on January 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sun Micro designs green data center in Bloomfield, Colorado
Sun Microsystems completes a new consolidated datacenter in Broomfield, Colorado, where a green design and energy efficient systems combine to achieve over $1million in savings and reduce the company’s U.S. carbon footprint by 6 percent. …

… “At the Broomfield facility, Sun was able to compress space 88 percent by deploying the Sun Fire T2000 Server with CoolThreads technology, the Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server, and Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 Server as well as Sun Open Storage. For instance, 63 servers plus 30 direct-attached storage devices were consolidated on just two Sun Fire X4600 servers. ” …

Via Sun Microsystems: Datacenter, Broomfield, Colorado.

Green Storage Power Measure

Posted in green-storage, power-consumption, power-measurement, snia, standards, storage-systems, taxonomy on January 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green storage specification
SNIA makes initial spec for Green Storage Power Measurement available for public review and comment. …

… “The initial draft Green Storage Power Measurement Specification defines a baseline standard for idle power metrics which can be applied as a uniform method for collecting idle power consumption measurements. It also includes a Green Storage Taxonomy for classifying storage products based on energy consumption characteristics and application environments. ” …

Via Storage Networking Industry Association: Public Review

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