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Isilon Virtual Data Center

Posted in isilon, on-demand, power-savings, storage-provisioning, surgient, virtual-data-center on September 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Surgient implements Isilon storage to enable its Virtual Automation Platform. …

… “Surgient has eliminated the data fragmentation and scalability limitations caused by traditional NAS system, streamlining its workflow to maximize operational efficiency. Additionally, Isilon’s unique ability to linearly or independently scale performance and capacity enables Surgient to purchase only the storage they need, while retaining the flexibility to grow their storage system on-demand, resulting in significant cost-savings and optimal business agility. ” …

Via Isilon Systems: Scale-out NAS to Power Thousands of Virtual Machines

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The Virtual Private Cloud via Amazon Web Services

Posted in amazon, cloud-computing, infrastructure, pc, virtual-data-center, virtual-private-cloud on August 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Extend your infrastructure using Amazon’s cloud to host specific services for your enterprise. …

… “Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) is a secure and seamless bridge between a company’s existing IT infrastructure and the AWS cloud. Amazon VPC enables enterprises to connect their existing infrastructure to a set of isolated AWS compute resources via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, and to extend their existing management capabilities such as security services, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems to include their AWS resources. ” …

Via Amazon: Virtual Private Cloud

Cisco Data Center Architecture Evolution

Posted in achievement, cisco, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, networking, platform, power-consumption, server-efficiency, unified-communications, virtual-data-center, virtualization on March 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco extends its data center offerings with a new virtualization architecture, implementation services, and partnerships with technology leaders, business consultants, and channel partners. When implemented, the Cisco data center is expected to be more energy efficient through the power of the virtual computing model. …

… “Cisco introduces the Unified Computing System which unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a scalable, modular architecture that is managed as a single system. The Unified Computing System is the first offering in a new family of products which complements the Cisco data center portfolio. … Energy Efficiency – IT managers can achieve more energy efficient data centers with the Cisco Unified Computing System – it uses one-half the components, and requires less cabling and power/cooling than legacy server installations. ” …

Via Cisco: Compute, Networking and Virtualization in a Single Platform

Virtualizing the Data Center for Green Returns

Posted in accelerate, alignment, capability, cooling-system, data-centers, ehs, green-it-strategy, green-technology, growth, power-management, space, sustainability, techniques, virtual-data-center on February 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers will accelerate the implementation of green technologies, such as virtualization, when sustainability objectives and profitability goals align. Multiple perspectives must be addressed to develop a green IT strategy, such as power, cooling, space, and environmental / health / safety. …

… “That is, most organizations do not have the luxury, time, or budget to deploy virtualization or other green-related technologies and techniques simply for environmental reasons — there has to be a business case or justification. Virtual data centers, regardless of whether new or existing, require physical resources to support a diverse and growing set of application capabilities while sustaining business growth. ” …

Via Greener Computing: The Virtual Data Center

Strategy ReThink

Posted in benefits, electricity-usage, energy-efficiency, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, it-strategy, management, practices, strategies, strategy, virtual-data-center, virtual-storage, virtualization on January 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Server virtualization delivers green benefits
Sustainable growth and efficiency combine to make virtualization a strategic choice for more enterprises. …

… “virtualization provides a business with an opportunity to do far more than simply cut its electricity bill; it also provides an opportunity to completely rethink the existing IT strategy and reorganize practices and management responsibilities … ” …

Via CIO: Green Benefits

Sybase Green Data Center

Posted in green-data-center, sybase, virtual-data-center, virtualization on December 14th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

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

Virtual Green Data Center

Posted in design, green-data-center, ibm, roadmap, second-life, tour, virtual-data-center, virtualization on September 18th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM takes its green datacenter design into Second Life. …

… “Through the use of avatars, visitors are able to explore the green data center by taking a self-guided, individual, or group tour. The VGDC is available 24 hours a day and, with IBM’s Virtual Business Center staffed by live multi-lingual sales avatars five days a week, it is very easy for visitors to get the information and answers they need. Part of IBM’s Roadmap to a Green Data Center, the VGDC enables clients to get the experience of walking through a data center, without the travel costs associated with a physical visit. ” …

Via IBM: Virtual Green Data Center in Second Life