Whether you operate a large, a medium or even a small data center, it may be time for you to consider deploying high power to at least some of your racks. Good candidates are racks that will be packed with 1U servers, racks with blade servers and racks with data center networks or storage devices.
And, there are side benefits. Moving to higher voltages, whether single phase or three phase, reduces transmission losses which leads to energy savings. Higher voltages, especially when deployed as three-phase power, are a good way to increase rack power capacity without adding to cable clutter and blocking cooling air in under-floor plenums. High power racks, coupled with in-row or overhead local cooling, also eliminate the energy waste from moving air across the room since cooling is now localized.
APC's calculators and selectors are ideal in the early stages of data center design. Use these tools to break down your major planning decisions and model the design. You'll find yourself using these tools again and again. The Data Center Efficiency Calculator enables you to determine the impact of alternative power and cooling approaches on energy costs.
Data center managers are faced with increasingly challenging demands: supplying additional computing power using lessenergy in a smaller space, while staying within budget constraints and maintaining mission-critical reliability.
For data center and lab managers who are concerned about the utilization and thecost of power, Power IQ enables you to reduce capital and operating expendituresby providing the information and controls you need to be more energy efficient.
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
ARM had an immediate need for a flexible provider that was willing to collaborate on a “build-to-suit” energy efficient data center, but also want a long-term partner to consider for future projects in other parts of the world. Find out why they chose Digital Realty.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Data Center Automation enables you to manage change processes, ensure configuration compliance and dynamically provision servers and applications based on business need. By controlling complexity and automating processes in the data center, your data center becomes more adaptive and agile. Effective Data Center Automation lets you leverage virtualization, manage capacity, and reduce costs and also helps reduce energy usage and waste.
The crisis of mass power consumption in the corporate data center has come to a head. Power required to run data centers in the U.S. is estimated to be as much as that produced by five power plants in a year. Energy expenditures and requirements have doubled in the last five years, and computer disposal is the fastest growing type of waste in the world, according to top Stanford researchers and Greenpeace.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Aug 19, 2009
Data Centers consume more energy than any other environment in most companies. This paper presents a holistic approach that addresses Green IT within the broader context of increasing business service efficiency and reducing the cost of IT.
Increase utilization, decrease energy costs with data center virtualization In the past, IT departments have responded to demands for new services and better performance by adding more hardware, resulting in underutilized technology silos and server sprawl. Today, many organizations are turning to virtualization technologies that facilitate consolidation and increased utilization. In short, virtualization brings the ability to pool, share and dynamically reallocate data center resources – and helps fulfill the promise of higher utilization and lower energy consumption and lower costs.Join us and learn why HP is well prepared to help you assess and address your needs. Find out what key virtualization partners -- such as VMware, Microsoft and Citrix – bring to the table and how HP can help you leverage their technology and expertise.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems such as thermal “hot spots”, lack of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Today's IT executives are not only expected to create and maintain high-availability IT environments, but they are also expected to implement green initiatives to satisfy customers, analysts, and government agencies that are worried about the impact of modern, energy-thirsty data centers on the environment. Is such a dual mandate reasonable? Can companies be expected to maintain service levels and reduce their carbon footprints at the same time? The White Paper offers a description of the different types of services available to improved energy efficiency data center design and a prescription for successful implementation.
The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on data center energy efficiency is adding fuel to the fire in the research and development of new ways to reduce energy use in centers. The findings, summarized on the EPA website, are staggering: Data centers consumed about 60 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, roughly 1.5 percent of total US electricity consumption -Energy consumption of servers and data centers has doubled in the past five years and is expected to almost double again in the next five years to more than 100 billion kWh, costing about $7.4 billion annually.
Data centers are large, important investments that when properly designed, built and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise, yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems, with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems, such as thermal hot spots, lack of UPS, rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained.
This InformationWeek article delves into the details of some of today’s most innovative data centers. You’ll read about data centers that cool with winter air, run on solar power, provision services without human involvement, and are virtually impenetrable. Any one of the tips – and there are dozens – could be a major breakthrough for your company.
With their increased processing power, today’s data centers can generate up to 10 times more heat than those built a decade ago. This IBM white paper helps you to understand what’s happening in an overheated system and to see if yours is at risk. It also explains how the IBM Rear Door Heat eXchanger helps to dramatically reduce data center power consumption.