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Green IT Creates Business Value

Posted in business-value, cost-benefits, cost-drivers, cost-effective, datacenter, efficiency, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, greening, leadership, operational-efficiency, value on November 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Leading companies are creating value for their enterprise through broad energy efficiency initiatives that include the information technology function. …

… “This means that the savings or business value derived from improvements far outstrips the incremental capital costs of greening the datacenter. ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Business Value of Green

Energy Savings Opportunities in Data Centers

Posted in data-center, dell, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, information-technology, infrastructure, optimize, performance, sustainability, value on April 4th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center Designs to BREEAM Standards

Posted in breeam, cooling-system, cost-benefits, design, reduce-power-consumption, standards, sustainability, sustainable-development, value on April 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Digital Realty Trust data centers
Digital Realty Trust adopts BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Bespoke datacentre standards for its future datacentres. …

… “Jim Smith, Chief Technology Officer for Digital Realty Trust, said: Adopting the BREEAM standards right at the beginning of the initial design stages will not only build in reduced running costs because the building’s insulation and cooling will be optimised, but in the longer term the value of the building can be expected to be higher than a comparable building which is not BREEAM accredited. ” …

Via Digital Realty Trust: BREEAM Sustainability Standards

Cisco Energy Monitoring For IP Devices Drives Green Network

Posted in alignment, cisco, economy, energy-monitoring, energy-wise, flash-memory, green-network, greenhouse-gas, information-technology, intelligent-networks, low-carbon, networking, roadmap, technology-managers, value, vision on February 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco launches green network tool for energy monitoring
Cisco introduces EnergyWise technology for its network switches, which will monitor the consumption of energy by IP-devices. The company envisions a fully integrated building management system will be enabled via its network. …

… “Cisco EnergyWise was purpose-built in alignment with Cisco’s vision of how networking technology can support a low-carbon economy, cut energy use and promote overall environmental sustainability. Cisco EnergyWise is part of the company’s technology roadmap for changing the value-chain of information technology (IT) by placing the intelligent network squarely at the center of how companies reduce greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions across their entire organization. ” …

Via Cisco: Greener Network

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Green Data Center Reporting

Posted in analysis, benefits, cost-benefits, data-center, green-data-center, green-grid, heat-load, management-tools, metrics, power-analysis, power-conservation, power-savings, product-launch, savings, software, space, value on January 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackwise implements green reporting in its data center management software. …

… “RACKWISE DCM 3.4 introduces the Green Report giving data center organizations the ability to Green the data center as per The Green Grid‘s metrics, and Cost/Savings Analysis, which quantifies the monetary value of proposed changes in a data center related to power, heat, and space. ” …

Via RACKWISE: New Product for the Data Center

IBM Climate Change Strategies Recognized

Posted in climate-change, data-centers, energy-efficiency, energy-management, green-it-strategy, hardware, ibm, initiatives, innovation, intelligent-networks, it-strategy, software, value on December 12th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ceres recognizes IBM for its strategies that advance the progress of climate change. …

… “Ranging from energy efficient hardware, energy management software and data centers to intelligent electric utility networks, support for solar development, carbon management, intelligent transportation systems and more, IBM’s initiatives are responding to this global challenge consistent with the company’s core value of innovation that matters. ” …

Via IBM: Climate Change Strategies

The Hidden Data Center

Posted in actions, capacity, cooling-system, dell, energy-capacity, energy-management, it-services, optimization, optimize, practices, savings, services, value on December 3rd, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell green data center services
Dell launches a set of services that focus on addressing the hidden data center and creating value through energy efficiency practices and capacity optimization. …

… “Data Center Optimization Workshop addresses the energy, capacity and cooling issues facing customers with practical, expert advice on how to bring efficiency to the current data center environment. Dell provides customers with specific actions designed to simplify and save in the data center. ” …

Via Dell: Services Provide Map to Hidden Data Center

Intel Energy Efficiency Innovation

Posted in benefits, calculation, efficiency, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, impact, intel, microprocessors, power-consumption, ups, value on September 29th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

The energy efficiency of Intel microprocessors have had a significant impact on the power consumption of the information technology industry, some 20 TeraWatts. Read on for the context. …

… “So what did we find? When we added up all the Watt-hours that were saved in the past 2 years as a result of Intel’s right hand turn, the calculations point to approximately 20 Terawatts hours less energy used, relative to what our prior generation of processors would have consumed … ” …

Via CSR@Intel: Value of Energy Efficiency