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Sustainability leadership commitment and green IT investment trends

Posted in forrester-research, green-it-strategy, sustainability, trends on August 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Forrester Research offers insights into the trends in green IT.  Leadership commitment through an organizational sustainability focal point is lacking.  Software purchases are increasing.  …

…   “Only 10 percent of the responding companies had a chief sustainability officer, while another 13 percent had another level executive in charge of this sort of thing.

Approximately two-thirds had no executive ownership for sustainability. “   …

Via ZDNet: Green IT Trends from Forrester Research Analysis.

Datacenter trends embrace energy efficiency

Posted in cooling-system, datacenter, efficiency, in-server-cooling, servers, trends on March 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center advancements can be leveraged to drive efficiency, such as in-server cooling. …

… “With the growing emphasis on high-density chassis supporting multiple servers and sharing power supplies and cooling, however, the economics of non-air cooling is suddenly making a lot more sense. ” …

Via Information Week: 2010 DataCenter Trends

Data Center Report by Symantec

Posted in cooling-system, cost-drivers, electricity-consumption, green-data-center, reduce-cooling-costs, report, social-responsibility, state-of-data-center, symantec, trends on January 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off


Symantec compiles report of the state of the data center. Cost reduction will drive energy efficiency gains. …

… “Green Data Center Driven by Cost: Continuing the trend first spotted in 2007, the data center’s focus on being green was driven by cost issues in 2008 with social responsibility on the rise. The study asked companies why creating a Green Data Center was important to their workplace. Reducing electricity consumption was mentioned by 54 percent, followed by reducing cooling costs (51 percent) and a sense of responsibility to the community (42 percent). ” …

Via Symantec: 2008 State of the Data Center Report