June 11, 2008

IBM Project Big Green - One Year and Growing

IBM followed up today on its May 10, 2007 Project Big Green announcement with a update on what's happening in client data centers and with a slew of new solutions - from modular to enterprise-size approaches.

IBM's strategy is to help CIOs design and deploy energy efficient data centers while providing CFOs savings that can reduce energy bills.  Since last year's project launch, the company has helped more than 2,000 clients deliver hardware, software and services technologies that help them reduce data center energy consumption and cut energy costs by more than 40 percent, often with innovative, creative problem solving.

CNET reports in an article titled IBM goes modular in 'green' data centers that "Data centers around the world account for about 2 percent of all energy consumption and there is ample room for improvement, according to experts.  For example, virtualization software can consolidate multiple computing jobs onto fewer computers to cut energy use significantly."

Learn more here and here . . .

by Will Runyon June 11, 2008
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June 05, 2008

EPA Seeks Input on Data Center Energy Consumption

At the recent Uptime Institute Symposium in Orlando, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Andrew Fanara explained how their Energy Star Program is implementing a National Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Program in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) via the EPA's Energy Star web site.  Managers of data centers can complete a series of forms that will be used to measure server energy use, power and cooling requirements, etc.  Hat tip to Matt Stansbury at SearchDataCenter.com.

Watch more from Andrew Fanara.

by Will Runyon June 5, 2008 in Assessments, Design, Energy Efficiency, Power & Cooling, SysAdmins, Who's Who
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