virtualization

Next-Gen Green Data Center based on ubiqutious services

Posted in building, cisco, cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, country-korea, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, greendatacenter, intelligent-networks, platform, ubiquitous-computing, virtualization on March 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City will build a green data center that provides cloud computing services to small and medium-sized businesses and public agencies in Incheon, Korea’s Free Economic Zone. …

… “The USP is an advanced green data center platform based on the concepts of ubiquitous computing, cloud computing and intelligent integrated network solutions, providing a platform for delivering high-quality IT services. USP supports a true cloud computing service environment as well as a scalable and virtualized data center environment. ” …

Via Cisco: Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City Collaborate to Build Green Data Center …

Europe Data Center Connection

Posted in energy-efficiency, region-europe, server-sprawl, server-virtualization, servers, virtualization on March 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Insights on the European data center, where virtualization and energy efficiency are opportunities for future efforts …

… “By 2010, the cost of electrical power could overtake server costs. This is particularly a concern for the largest organizations, which often manage data centers of thousands of servers. ” …

Via Internet Evolution: Euro Data Centers

Cisco EMC VMware Data Center Coalition

Posted in agility, cisco, cloud-computing, coalition, collaboration, data-center, emc, flexibility, infrastructure, private-cloud, reduce-costs, reduce-power-consumption, virtualization, vmware on November 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco, EMC, and VMWare partner to accelerate the implementation of virtualization solutions for data centers, which will result in lower costs and power usage. …

… “The coalition has been created to accelerate customers’ ability to increase business agility through greater IT infrastructure flexibility, and lower IT, energy and real estate costs through pervasive data center virtualization and a transition to private cloud infrastructures. ” …

Via Cisco: Pervasive Data Center Virtualization

Reduce Server Sprawl

Posted in ibm, server-density, server-sprawl, server-virtualization, servers, virtualization on October 18th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

ZT Systems Energy Efficient Datacenter Server

Posted in amd-advanced-micro-devices, cloud-computing, datacenter-server, energy-efficiency, opteron, platform, server-efficiency, virtualization, zt-systems on September 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

ZT Systems launches datacenter server that delivers energy efficiency. The six-core AMD Opteron EE processor is a 40 watt ACP processor developed for its power-sipping capabilities. …

… “ZT Systems today announced the 1226Ra 1U Datacenter Server featuring the Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor combined with the new AMD SR5690 chipset. Based on AMD’s new integrated server platform that enables high bandwidth and virtualization capacity, this solution is designed with ZT’s signature data center server engineering capability for the optimal performance, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness today’s most advanced cloud computing providers demand. ” …

Via ZT Systems: Datacenter Server Uses Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor with AMD Chipset

AMD Opteron 6-core processor

Mindset Change to Centralized Green Data Center Processes

Posted in change-management, consolidation, data-centers, microsoft, server-consolidation, software-development, sustainability, virtualization on September 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft challenges existing software development processes by shifting the physical servers to remote data centers to lower costs and improve sustainability. Process change requires a mindset change for developers. …

… “Microsoft is touting the facility as its first environmentally sustainable data center. Energy is saved by consolidating processes to as few servers as possible. ” …

Via Seattle Post Intelligencer: Change corporate culture

CIOs Will Lower Energy Costs

Posted in cio-perspective, green-it-initiatives, ibm, planning, project, study, virtualization on September 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM studies the current thought patterns of chief information officers and, not surprisingly, energy efficiency strategies are top of mind. …

… “CIOs also are continuing on the path to dramatically lower energy costs, with 76 percent undergoing or planning virtualization projects. ” …

Via IBM: Top CIO Priorities

Energy-Efficient Basic Operations

Posted in basics, energy-consumption, energy-efficiency, energy-star-for-servers, power-utilization, savings, server-efficiency, utilization, virtualization on September 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

While labeling of servers with the Energy-star designation is a step in the right direction, the information technology space has plenty more room left to leverage the basics of server utilization, virtualization, and consolidation to make energy efficiency gains. …

… “many IT shops still need to implement the basic operational improvements that often cost little yet yield big savings in energy consumption … ” …

Via Computerworld: Energy-efficient servers

HCL LEED Green Data Center in New Jersey

Posted in architecture, certification, data-center, eco-friendly, green-computing, green-it-solutions, hcl-technologies, leed-certification, technologies, tier-iii, virtualization on August 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HCL invests in LEED improvements for its New Jersey data center as its expands its presence in the US market. …

HCL green data center

… “HCL took over this data center from a Fortune 500 enterprise in October, 2008 and invested more than $15 million in this facility to upgrade the technology and service landscape, using its state-of-the-art consolidation, virtualization, green computing and reference architectures including open systems and mainframes.

This resulted in higher serviceability, better end-user application response times and significant cost savings over the last 10 months. HCL is further upgrading this facility to a Tier III equivalent data center by deploying best-of-breed eco-friendly technologies from leading solution/technology vendors and acquiring world-class certifications. ” …

Via Marketwire: Next-Generation Green Data Center in New Jersey

Raytheon Green IT

Posted in data-centers, education, green-it-strategy, information-technology, power-consumption, procurement, raytheon, space, virtualization on June 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Raytheon information technology department supports the company’s sustainability objectives through smart and green IT strategies, such as server virtualization and green procurement standards. …

… “Raytheon‘s green IT strategy focused initially on the company’s data centers, where space and power constraints offered opportunities. ” …

Via Computerworld: Raytheon IT

VMware Virtualization Impact on Green IT

Posted in co2-emissions, consolidation, data-center-consolidation, load, power-off, power-savings, power-utilization, reduce-power-consumption, savings, server-virtualization, utilization, virtualization, vmware on April 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

VMware touts the impact of server virtualization on green IT. …

… “VMware virtual infrastructure helps enterprises and governments reduce their energy costs and consumption by as much as 80 percent. Most desktops and servers today are in use only eight to 15 percent of the time they are turned on, yet they consume 60 to 90 percent of the normal workload power even when idle. VMware vSphere has advanced resource and memory management features that will enable consolidation ratios of 15:1 or more and dynamically power off unneeded servers, which increase hardware utilization to as much as 85 percent.

Every server retired from a datacenter saves an estimated four tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to taking 1.5 cars off the road or planting 55 trees. Similar opportunities for savings are available for desktop PCs, which can be consolidated on servers in the datacenter using VMware View. VMware vSphere 4 is expected to be generally available during the second quarter of 2009. ” …

Via VMware: Go Green

Data Center Chaos

Posted in blade-server, ibm, low-power, power-consumption, rack-design, server-efficiency, server-virtualization, virtualization on April 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM Blade server
IBM blade servers consume less power and reduce chaos in the data center with automated support of a virtualized environment. …

… “With the new systems, IBM engineers addressed key challenges in today’s data center, where hefty costs for power usage and IT management pile-up, while processors sit idle or under-utilized. To help enable a more dynamic infrastructure, IBM’s four new x86 rack servers and blades feature unique designs — such as lower wattage requirements — that can slash energy costs up to 93 percent. At the same time, the new System x servers boast double the compute performance in some models, and support more memory, storage and I/O to help customers of all sizes ease the transition to highly efficient virtualized computing resources. System x blades and racks lead the industry with 96GB to 1TB memory options. ” …

Via IBM: New Servers, Software Cuts Data Center Chaos