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DataCenter UPS EnergyStar Ratings

Posted in energy-star-compliance, energy-star-for-ups, epa, standards, ups on February 17th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

EPA Energy Star Label targeted for UPS Equipment …

… “EPA has concluded that purchasers in all UPS markets will benefit from access to standardized UPS energy performance data made available through the ENERGY STAR program. ” …

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Facebook Custom Data Center

Posted in air-economizers, cooling-system, cost-effective, data-center, economizer, efficiency, facebook, facility-design, heat-exchange, operations, ups on January 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook breaks ground on its custom data center that will support scalable growth for the company. Efficiency features include evaporative cooling, airside economizer, server heat exchange, and a proprietary uninterruptible power supply. …

… “We are designing a facility that will be highly efficient and cost-effective for our operations today and into the future. When Facebook first began with a small group of people using it and no photos or videos to display, the entire service could run on a single server. … ” …

Via Facebook: Our First Custom Data Center

Power Quality Differentiator

Posted in availability, differentiation, efficiency, power-quality, power-utilization, ups, utilization on November 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Clean and uninterrupted power can enable a data center to drive higher availability and lower unplanned downtime from electrical supply anomalies. Vendors are focusing on UPS modules and scalability to support better utilization rates. …

… “The quality of the power reaching data center equipment has a profound impact on its lifespan and its efficiency, say VARs with serious UPS practices, which they use to differentiate their business … ” …

Via Search IT, TechWatch: UPS

UPS Sustainability Efforts Achieve Data Center Savings

Posted in actions, air-conditioning, air-flow, airflow, cooling-system, corporate-sustainability, data-center, electricity-consumption, power-savings, rack-design, report, savings, server-efficiency, ups, water on July 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

UPS takes sustainability personally. The company has published its Corporate Sustainability report and provide transparency to the actions it is taking to transform its carbon footprint. The company has already seen the benefits of data center efficiency through implementation of opportunities, classified as “low-hanging fruit”. Expect UPS to continue to raise the bar and be an industry champion for sustainable development. …

UPS Sustainability Program provide report on performance to date

… “We have managed to reduce annual electricity consumption by nearly three million kilowatt hours at Windward Data Center through innovative use of simple but powerful elements: air and water. In one case we re-engineered airflow to adjust hydrostatic pressure and keep cool air where it belonged: surrounding the server racks. That change alone produced a saving of 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity. ” …

Via UPS: Corporate Sustainability Report (PDF)

United Parcel Service (UPS) Insights via New Georgia Encyclopedia: “The UPS Windward data center, located in southern Forsyth County, is the central nervous system of UPS’s global technology infrastructure. “

Flywheel Energy Storage UPS

Posted in award, backup-power, backup-system, battery, clean-energy, data-center, energy-storage, flywheel-energy, recognition, tco, total-cost-of-ownership, ups, vycon on May 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

VYCON’s Direct Connect DC system achieves recognition in Network Products Guide‘s Power Backup category for its environmentally-friendly flywheel energy to manage through data center power disturbances. …

Vycon Flywheel energy system

… “VYCON’s VDC backup systems are carbon saving, high-speed flywheels that provide clean ride-through backup power that is predictable and environmentally responsible. Providing a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than traditional battery-reliant uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), mission-critical applications around the globe are depending on VYCON’s flywheel systems to provide reliable and environmentally friendly, on-demand energy storage. ” …

Via Vycon: Best Product and Services Award

Australia Green Data Center

Posted in academia-victoria-university, cooling-system, cost-effective, country-australia, energy-management, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, ibm, power-savings, save-energy, ups on April 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM will build green data center for Victoria University that will sustainably meet its needs for data management over the next decade. …

… “The project involves IBM implementing a modular design approach to enable the University to minimize start-up energy demands from the existing site electrical supply. IBM will also employ an in-row cooling solution which offers targeted cooling at the heat load source, combined with free cooling chiller plant technology to leverage the favorable Melbourne climate. Smaller uninterruptible power supply (UPS) module sizes will be used to maximize the amount of usable power and UPS efficiency. This will all result in both substantial energy savings and the elimination of hot spots to provide an optimum equipment operating environment. Energy efficiency is also important to the University. The solution is cost-effective to own and operate, with up to 45 percent less power consumption than a conventional design, potentially saving more than 300,000 kilowatts per year of energy. ” …

Via IBM: Victoria University Green Data Center

UPS Efficiency in Data Center Operations

Posted in d, data-center, efficiency, energy-efficiency, operations, power-consumption, ups on March 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

GE UPS system introduced
GE Digital Energy introduces 750kVA SG Series Digital Energy UPS system with ecomagination performance level. …

… “At a typical 50 percent load, GE’s 750kVA UPS system achieves efficiency of more than 94 percent, delivering uninterruptible power to the booming global data center industry at higher efficiency than competitors’ systems. ” …

Via GE: 94% efficiency in normal data center operations

Data Center UPS Scalability

Posted in efficiency, power-consumption, scalability, ups on March 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green Data Center Services

Posted in bluestone-energy-services, cooling-system, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, energy-reduction, equipment. roi, green-data-center, lighting, operations, optimization, optimize, services, ups on February 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Bluestone Energy Services creates division to focus on green data center services that drive efficiency. …

… “Bluestone will use its new data center division to comprehensively address energy efficiency in data centers. Bluestone will identify and develop cost-effective efficiency measures such as cooling optimization, ultrasonic humidification, and other data center best practices that reduce energy consumption and costs. Bluestone will qualify these comprehensive data center efficiency upgrades for utility incentives – a first for New England. Bluestone analyzes clients’ existing data center equipment efficiency and operation on a component level, including cooling, UPS, and lighting systems, and then recommends equipment restructuring and replacement that maximizes return on investment. ” …

Via Bluestone Energy: Data Center Cooling and Energy Division

Data Center Energy Rebate

Posted in air-economizers, building, certification, construction, cooling-system, data-center, decrease-energy, energy-efficiency, high-efficiency, incentives, measurements, netapp, pacific-gas-and-electric, process-design, rebate, transformers, ups, variable-chiller on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp data center design pays off with rebate
NetApp receives Green Business certification by the County of Santa Clara, California and is recognized with a rebate for its data center energy efficiency by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. …

… “Pacific Gas and Electric Company presented NetApp with a rebate of $1,427,477 under PG&E’s Non-Residential New Construction Program, which encourages PG&E’s commercial, industrial, high-technology, and agricultural customers to implement energy-efficient building and process design and construction. NetApp’s rebate is the largest new construction incentive PG&E has ever awarded. NetApp received the rebate for the design of its new Sunnyvale engineering data center and the measures it implemented to more efficiently provide power and decrease the energy needed for cooling. Upgrades included environmentally friendly flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, energy-efficient transformers, outside air economizers, and a variable primary chiller plant. ” …

Via NetApp: Rebate for Data Center Energy Efficiency

Virtualization Technologies Save Power

Posted in blade-server, cost-benefits, hardware, hp-hewlett-packard, networking, optimization, optimize, power-savings, savings, ups, virtualization on November 19th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP technology saves power usage
HP introduces Virtual Connect Flex-10 solution that distributes capacity of a 10Gb Ethernet port into multiple connections, optimizing bandwidth for application workloads and saving power per blade enclosure. …

… “This increase in bandwidth flexibility eliminates the need for additional network hardware equipment. As a result, customers deploying virtual machines and utilizing Virtual Connect Flex-10 can realize savings of up to 55 percent in network equipment costs. Virtual Connect Flex-10 can save 240 watts of power per HP BladeSystem enclosure – or 3,150 kilowatt hours per year – compared to existing networking technologies. ” …

Via HP: Breakthrough Virtualization

Server Processor Power Consumption Decrease

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cpu, innovation, power-consumption, processor, product-launch, reduce-power-consumption, ups, virtualization on November 13th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

AMD discusses its path to profitability which is linked to its ability to innovate with efficient and powerful processors. …

… “AMD also launched its 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors. Previously codenamed Shanghai, these processors deliver up to 35% more performance than the previous generation Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor and up to a 35% decrease in power consumption at idle, along with sweeping virtualization performance leadership. ” …

Via Advanced Micro Devices: Focused Innovation