virtual-machines

SAP Green Data Centers Certified

Posted in aisle-configuration, certification, country-germany, green-data-center, green-data-centre, sap, virtual-machines on April 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP uses hold / cold aisle configurations and virtualization to drive the energy efficiency of its data centers. The company’s data centers in Germany have been certified as energy efficient by TUEV Rheinland. …

… “The SAP data centers were specifically recognized for the use of advanced technologies, which in 2009 saved roughly 55 million kilowatt hours/14,000 tons of CO2 emissions, equal to the annual energy consumption of 13,000 households. The SAP centers scored particularly high in the areas of quality assurance, management and climate control. ” …

Via Yahoo! Finance: SAP Energy Efficient Data Centers

Rapid Provisioning of Virtualized Services

Posted in cisco, green-it-solutions, provisioning, rackforce, services, unified-communications, virtual-machines on April 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Rackforce deploys Cisco solution to support accelerated provisioning of virtual data center services for customers. …

… “RackForce is a leading provider of green dynamic datacenter services in the heart of British Columbia, and is the first Canadian service provider to deploy the Cisco Unified Computing System. RackForce has selected Cisco’s Data Center 3.0 solutions, including Cisco Nexus data center switches, MDS storage directors and the Cisco Unified Computing System to rapidly provision hosted and cloud services to its customer base. ” …

Via Cisco: Unified Computing

Automated Data Center Workflows

Posted in automation, data-center, incident-management, lifecycle, microsoft, opalis, process-automation, run-book-automation, virtual-machines on December 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

With Microsoft acquisition of Opalis, expect automation to become a strong capability of System Center. …

… “Prepackaged workflows and automation expertise for the common tasks in managing a datacenter. Examples include Run Book Automation, virtual machine lifecycle management, and incident ticket management. ” …

Via Microsoft Technet: System Center

Idling Servers with Lower Power Saves Energy

Posted in data-center, idling, power-management, save-energy, virtual-machines, vmware, workload on September 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM and VMware integrate their software to save energy in the data center by managing virtual server idle conditions effectively. …

… “can determine which virtual machines are idling or have light workloads. It can then dial back the power fed to those servers to save energy. ” …

Via Information Week: VMware