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Data Center Study

Posted in applications, complexity, data-center, productivity, study, symantec on January 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center leadership is being delivered by mid-sized enterprises according to Symantec study. Expect businesses in this market space to accelerate adoption of data center efficiency strategies. …

… “Top data center concerns include increased complexity and too many applications. Most enterprises have 10 or more data center initiatives rated as somewhat or absolutely important and 50 percent expect significant changes to their data centers in 2010. Half of all enterprises say applications are growing somewhat/quickly and half are finding it difficult and costly to meet service level agreements (SLAs). One-third of all enterprises say staff productivity is hampered by too many applications. Adding to the complexity is the continued increase in data causing 71 percent of organizations to consider data reduction technologies such as deduplication. ” …

Via Symantec: 2010 State of the Data Center Study

CIOs Will Lower Energy Costs

Posted in cio-perspective, green-it-initiatives, ibm, planning, project, study, virtualization on September 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM studies the current thought patterns of chief information officers and, not surprisingly, energy efficiency strategies are top of mind. …

… “CIOs also are continuing on the path to dramatically lower energy costs, with 76 percent undergoing or planning virtualization projects. ” …

Via IBM: Top CIO Priorities

Symantec Green IT Initiatives

Posted in data-center-consolidation, green-it-initiatives, green-it-solutions, information-technology, initiatives, study, symantec on June 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec releases findings of its 2009 Green IT Report, based on survey results from senior-level IT executives. The information technology functions is implementing multiple green IT strategies focused on cost reduction and sustainability. …

… “Core Green IT Initiatives: IT professionals are regularly deploying several key initiatives for green IT purposes. Replacing old equipment was the most popular strategy, with 95 percent reporting new energy efficient equipment as part of their strategy, followed by monitoring power consumption (94 percent), server virtualization (94 percent), and server consolidation (93 percent). Additionally, more than half (57 percent) of respondents see software-as-a-service offerings as green solutions. ” …

Via Symantec: Green IT Study Findings

Green Data Center Regulation Anticipated in Europe

Posted in concerns, digital-realty-trust, energy-efficiency, green-data-centre, market-research, region-europe, regulation, study on May 15th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Digital Realty Trust studies the European datacentre market and extracts interesting trends and anecdotes. Leaders in the data center space in Europe expect increased regulation to drive energy efficiency change. …

… “Nearly 70 percent of companies surveyed reported that they are extremely concerned or very concerned with the potential impact of Green regulations on data centres. ” …

Via PRNewswire: New Study of Green Datacentre Trends

Fujitsu Australia Green IT Truth

Posted in barriers, country-australia, fujitsu, green-it-strategy, it-management, it-strategy, policy, research, study on April 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fujitsu Australia surveyed IT leaders to understand their position and experience with Green IT intiaitives. …

… “Green IT: A Convenient Truth, a Fujitsu Australia-commissioned research paper that reveals that 95 per cent of Australian firms that have a Green IT policy save money. However, 60 percent of firms have no IT policy concerning the environment. The research, which covered 310 CIOs and senior IT managers, highlights the key drivers for Green IT policies where they exist and the barriers Australian companies are facing. ” …

Via FUJITSU Australia: Green IT Research Report

Enterprise Server Efficiency

Posted in data-centers, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, enterprise, epa, growth, improvement, incentives, initiatives, it-project, opportunity, program, savings, server-efficiency, study on October 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

EPA ENERGY STAR study assesses energy efficiency improvement opportunities for computer servers and data centers in the United States. …

… “The study projects near-term growth in energy use of U.S. computer servers and data centers, assesses potential cost and energy savings related to computer server and data center energy efficiency improvements, and recommends potential incentives and voluntary programs to promote energy-efficient computer servers and data centers. ” …

Via ENERGY STAR Program: Data Center Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Dell Green IT Barometer

Posted in dell, efficiency, energy-efficiency, european-union, green-computing, green-it-strategy, green-procurement, greening, initiatives, it-strategy, michael-dell, plan, procurement, region-europe, strategies, strategy, study, sustainability on September 28th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Michael Dell visits Europe and commends the EU on its green initiatives, such as sustainability, green procurement, IT energy efficiency. …

Michael Dell commends European Union on their green IT strategies

… “Dell today also released findings of a specially commissioned IDC Green IT Barometer Study that shows more than half of European IT managers already have a Green IT strategy in place or plan to implement one in the next 24 months. Seventy-five percent of European organizations cited cost pressure as a key driver for Green IT while 72 percent cited regulatory requirements. Mr. Dell said that European countries such as the U.K. are developing aggressive strategies for Greening IT, adding, Dell wants to work with private and public sector institutions across Europe to help them in these crucially important efforts. ” …

Via Dell: Michael Dell on European Union Green Leadership

Intelligent DataCenter Dashboard

Posted in administration, cost-benefits, data-center, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, enterprise, green-it-strategy, hardware, ibm, infrastructure, intelligent-dashboard, it-services, it-strategy, management, operations, power-consumption, server-efficiency, services, software, strategies, strategy, study on September 26th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM introduces data center management dashboard that integrates intelligence that monitors performance and energy consumption, enabling efficient infrastructure operations. …

… “The new IBM Systems Director 6.1 software, part of IBM’s New Enterprise Data Center strategy to streamline complex infrastructures, is a suite of software tools to help clients manage energy, virtualization and overall computer operations. While industry spending on service administration and energy for running servers exceeds the spending on the server hardware themselves, IBM Systems Director helps clients reduce system administration and energy costs by nearly 30 percent in a typical data center, according to a recent International Technology Group study. ” …

Via IBM: Next-Generation Intelligent Dashboard for Improved Data Center Management

Virtualization Enables Green IT Strategy

Posted in assessments, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, report, research, strategies, strategy, study, technology-managers, virtualization on July 30th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Recent research study shows increasing interest in green IT strategy and the emergence of virtualization as a key tactic to support that objective. …

… “The results of the report found that just under 80% of IT managers are deploying, piloting or assessing the use of virtualisation technology to support their green IT strategy. ” …

Via iStockAnalyst: IT to Go Green