storage-technology

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

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.

Low Power Enterprise Storage SSD

Posted in capacity, cio-perspective, enterprise-ssd, it-management, reliability, samsung-semiconductor, storage-technology on January 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Samsung introduces low-power consumption 100 gigabyte solid state drive for use in servers. …

… “Jim Elliott, vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.: Our new enterprise SSD offers CIOs and IT managers the ability to greatly improve storage reliability and capacity while avoiding costly power and AC infrastructure upgrades in data centers at or near capacity … ” …

Via Byte and Switch: Samsung Green 100-GB SSD

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

Green Storage Technology

Posted in green-strategies, ibm, leadership, storage-technology on November 16th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM leader discusses storage technology …

Green Computing ROI

Posted in 3par, best-practice, data-center-size, energy-efficiency, green-computing, green-it-initiatives, hilton-grand-vacations, infrastructure, management, practices, storage-technology, ups, virtual-data-center on October 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Storage sets green IT best practice
Hilton Grand Vacations is recognized for its application of 3PAR storage technology which results in a sustainable operating model that is virtual and efficient. …

… “Hilton Grand Vacations’ datacenter is now 50 to 60% smaller, which has saved the company up to 60% on the cost of power, cooling, and housing their equipment and enabled them to meet their green IT objectives. With their new virtualized infrastructure built on 3PAR and 3cV, Hilton Grand Vacations has also reduced storage management time by 75%, increased storage administrative efficiency by 4x, and decreased server and storage provisioning time by 90%. ” …

Via 3PAR: Best Practices in Green Computing

Virtualize Storage

Posted in compellent, green-strategies, storage-technology, video, virtual-storage, virtualization on October 7th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

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