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    1. Forecast: Mostly Cloudy

      Forecast: Mostly Cloudy
      Government technologists want to deploy cloud computing, but agencies must learn to let go. Since taking on the role of the first federal chief information officer, Vivek Kundra has been on a crusade promoting cloud computing, the relatively new business practice of buying technology services over the Internet from a contractor or agency. The advantages of the cloud, as those in the know call it, include significant savings and a faster way for agencies to obtain the latest technology.
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    2. Successfully Challenging the Server Tax

      Successfully Challenging the Server Tax
      The server tax is what I call the mark-up applied to servers, enterprise storage, and high scale networking gear.  Client equipment is sold in much higher volumes with more competition and, as a consequence, is priced far more competitively. Server gear, even when using many of the same components as client systems, comes at a significantly higher price. Volumes are lower, competition is less, and there are often many lock-in features that help maintain the server tax.  For example, server memory subsystems support Error Correcting Code (ECC) whereas most client systems do not. Ironically both are subject to many of the same memory faults and the cost of data corruption in a client before the data is sent to a server isn’t obviously less than the cost of that same data element being corrupted on the server. Nonetheless, server components typically have ECC while commodity client systems usually do ...
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    3. Companies doing more to cut energy use in office

      Companies doing more to cut energy use in office
      Technology decision makers say they could cut energy use and costs an average of 17 percent each year -- or $1.5 million in a typical large organization -- if they capture all available efficiency opportunities, according to a report from CDW Corp. More organizations are taking steps today to improve technology energy efficiency in desktop computing and in data centers, with 59 percent training employees to shut down equipment when gone at the office for long periods, compared to 43 percent in 2008. And 46 percent have implemented or are implementing server virtualization, compared to 35 percent in 2008.
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    4. Green IT Efforts Save Symantec $2.1M in Energy Costs

      Green IT Efforts Save Symantec $2.1M in Energy Costs
      Symantec Corp., an infrastructure software provider, is achieving significant business cost and productivity benefits including a projected energy cost savings of $2.1 million thanks to its ongoing “green” IT efforts. The cost savings is attributed to hardware device reduction and related power consumption savings from August 2007 to December 2010. Symantec hired Alchemy Solutions Group to [...]
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      Mentions: Symantec Corp.
    5. Your Data Center is Much too Cold

      Your Data Center is Much too Cold
      Most data center managers keep their facilities much too cold -- as much as 15 percent too cold, according to a server expert at Intel. In an article by Rik Myslewski published yesterday in The Register, Dylan Larson, Intel's director of server platform technology initiatives, explained last week that keeping data centers in the low 70s and high 60s leads to a significant amount of excess cooling, and wasted energy. The ideal temperature, per Larson as well as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), is a balmy 80 degrees.
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    6. Keeping your data center lean, mean, ...

      Keeping your data center lean, mean, ...
      The rising energy costs of running a data center are gaining more and more attention as they are already in the range of $3.3 billion annually, according to IDC. As a result, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy are now creating standard ratings for energy efficiency benchmarks, forcing companies to be more conscious of their energy use and environmental impact. Many companies, however, are wary of such new regulations and standards, as they think it’ll mean incurring new costs to meet them. On the contrary, there are cost-efficient ways to deliver immediate ROI while complying with environmental policies. One important step is to transform data centers from expensive, power hungry facilities to energy efficient systems that not only contribute to a reduction in a company's carbon emissions, but also to significant cost savings. The first step to marrying the two is establishing a baseline ...
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    7. Has the Server Market Hit Bottom?

      Has the Server Market Hit Bottom?
      IDC has released its latest update on server sales, showing continued sales declines in the second quarter of 2009. The research firm’s Quarterly Server Tracker found that revenue from global server sales declined 30.1% year over year to $9.8 billion, the fourth consecutive quarter of revenue decline and the lowest quarterly server revenue since IDC began tracking the server market on a quarterly basis in 1996. “Over the past four quarters, the worldwide server market has experienced significant revenue deceleration in all geographic regions as the economic recession has deepened,” said Matt Eastwood, group vice president of Enterprise Platforms at IDC. “Fewer servers have been shipped over the past four quarters than at any time since 2005 and it is clear that the worldwide server installed base is aging rapidly.”
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    8. AMD aims for low power servers with new chip

      AMD aims for low power servers with new chip
      Iain Thomson in San Francisco, V3.co.uk, Tuesday 1 September 2009 at 00:43:00 More computing ability for less power AMD has announced a new range of low power server chips aimed at data centre managers looking to work within a fixed power envelope. The six-core AMD Opteron EE works at 40 watts and is intended for two processor servers. It is priced at $989 and starts shipping today. “In past years everyone was just concerned about performance,” said Brent Kerby, senior product marketing manager for Opteron. “Now we’re seeing a shift from just raw performance into more of a power and cost efficiency area. A lot of this is being driven by applications like cloud computing that need dense computing environments.” The new processors can be fitted into the existing four-core AMD Shanghai architecture and if done so will give a 31 per cent processing boost ...
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    9. Dell Teams Up With Brocade to Tackle Cisco’s Vision for Computing

      Dell Teams Up With Brocade to Tackle Cisco’s Vision for Computing
      Dell has signed partnership agreements with Brocade and Scalent to answer the threat posed by Cisco’s servers and the need to create a computing environment that can handle virtualized servers, networking and storage. The idea is to create what most call a unified computing fabric to track the proliferation of virtual machines and allocate resources [...]
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      Mentions: Cisco Brocade IBM
    10. Implementing Existing Green IT Solutions Can Cut IT Costs by 17 Percent

      Implementing Existing Green IT Solutions Can Cut IT Costs by 17 Percent
      VERNON HILLS, IL — A new study by CDW finds that companies could save millions every year by implementing energy efficient procurement policies, power management solutions and virtualization technologies. CDW's 2009 Energy Efficient IT Report, based on a survey of 752 IT professionals, found that the sluggish economy is acting as both a driver of and an obstacle to wider adoption of green IT practices.
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    11. The CIO And CFO Disconnect

      The CIO And CFO Disconnect
      How to get both executives on the same page. The common language of business is money. However, CIOs often talk in terms of technology while CFOs talk in terms of cash. No wonder organizational conflict is growing as IT spends ever increasing amounts of money on data center construction. McKinsey's Will Forrest and I have identified IT's need for dramatically increased financial analytical capability in our Revolutionizing Data Center Efficiency Report. What we found is that forensic accounting is often required to capture IT's true data center costs, which are often spread out across the enterprise. The following table is the result of capturing all data center facility costs and converting these costs to a per server basis. The table's results are counter to common assumptions!
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      Mentions: Uptime Institute
    12. Mainframes Continue to Play Key Role in Data Centers, CA Survey Finds

      Mainframes Continue to Play Key Role in Data Centers, CA Survey Finds
      A CA survey of IBM System z mainframe users, most of whom also run distributed computing environments, finds that the mainframes address key IT infrastructure concerns of IT professionals, such as security, reliability, management and efficiency. The survey is the latest move in CA's Mainframe 2.0 campaign, which touts the effectiveness of the big systems in the modern data center.
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    13. Justice Department Clears Oracle-Sun Deal

      Justice Department Clears Oracle-Sun Deal
      Oracle Corp. said antirust regulators at the U.S. Department of Justice have cleared its $7.4 billion deal to buy Sun Microsystems Inc., removing a major hurdle for the transaction. Oracle, which makes databases and other software for large corporations, has said it hopes to close the deal this summer. European antitrust regulators are also looking at the deal. The European Commission must decide by Sept. 3 whether to clear the acquisition or launch a detailed investigation.
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    14. White Paper: IT Buyers Need to Look at the Total Cost of Data Centers

      White Paper: IT Buyers Need to Look at the Total Cost of Data Centers
      In data centers, all costs related to the purchase of electricity and almost all facility costs are directly related to the power use of IT equipment, according to a new white paper released by Intel and Microsoft. This means power used per thousand dollars of server acquisition cost is the most important driver of power and cooling costs in data centers. According to the white paper, Server Energy Efficiency Implications on Large Scale Datacenters, the power-related capital costs for cooling, backup power, and power distribution are significant — roughly $25,000 per kW of IT power use — and together with the electricity costs account for roughly half of total annualized costs in typical data centers.
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    15. State Dept. to Consolidate Data Centers

      State Dept. to Consolidate Data Centers
      The U.S. State Department has posted a notice indicating it will consolidate its data center, according to Federal Computer Week. The consolidation plans are described in a presolicitation notice on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site. The project “includes a broad range of services not limited to hardware and software evaluation and recommendations, configuration management system design and implementation, physical server virtualization and transition, and LAN administration support for server transition and consolidation,” the document states.
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    16. Green Data Center Titles Released From Pearson

      Green Data Center Titles Released From Pearson
      Pearson's technology imprints, Cisco Press and Prentice Hall, announced today the release of two new Green Data Center titles focusing on energy efficiency, eco-friendliness and the necessary improvements to maximize savings in the IT industry. Grow a Greener Data Center, by Douglas Alger, and Foundations of Green IT, by Marty Poniatowski, highlight how information technology can have a positive environmental impact, focusing on topics including server consolidation, virtualization, and the most effective way to run a green data center.
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      Mentions: Cisco
    17. Green IT's New Frontier: "Power-Capping" the Data Center

      Green IT's New Frontier: "Power-Capping" the Data Center
      Looking to get the most energy savings out of your data center? The newest technique, called "power-capping," may be your answer, even though at first blush it sounds like a very scary proposition. Power-capping does exactly what it says: It limits the amount of electricity that servers can consume at any given time. This not only controls the amount of electricity used in a data center, but also increases data center density. So enterprises save in two ways: Lower utility bills, and less real estate needed for their data center.
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      Mentions: Intel InfoWorld IBM
    18. First Look at Yahoo’s New Design

      First Look at Yahoo’s New Design
      Yahoo has broken ground on its new data center in Lockport, N.Y. The $150 million project features a new design called the Yahoo Computing Coop, which emphasizes free cooling and air flow management. The Yahoo Computing Coops will be metal prefabricated structures measuring 120 feet by 60 feet. The company plans to use five of these structures in its Lockport complex. The new design can be seen in this video news report of the grounbreaking from Buffalo TV station WIVB.
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    19. Data center power and cooling solutions and Gartner's “Hype Cycle”

      Data center power and cooling solutions and Gartner's “Hype Cycle”
      Data center DC distribution and cooling management software have reached the peak of “inflated expectations” by the industry, while free cooling and power monitoring and management software are sliding into the trough between second or third rounds of venture-capital funding and sobering industry adoption statistics. Other solutions sliding along into the aforementioned trough are combined heat and power, flywheel UPS systems and in-rack cooling, according to Gartner’s newly released annual Hype Cycle Special Report on data center power and cooling technologies.
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      Mentions: Gartner
    20. Cooling a More Mature Green Data Center

      Cooling a More Mature Green Data Center
      The concept of "going green" in the data center may have jumped the shark, as the saying goes, but only in the sense that adopting energy-efficient technologies and practices is no longer about catch phrases and empty promises. Instead, it appears that the movement is transcending the novelty phase and has settled in as a permanent component of the upgrade and expansion process. That means you're less likely to see green technologies put in place for their PR factor as much as for their impact on the bottom line.
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      Mentions: Amazon.com ASHRAE
    21. The Planet Hit by Power Outage in Dallas

      The Planet Hit by Power Outage in Dallas
      The Planet experienced a power outage in one of its Dallas data centers this afternoon. The company says the incident affected phase 2 of its D5 facility in Dallas, and that power was restored after about one hour of downtime. D5 is one of six data centers the company operates in Dallas and Houston, and customers in other facilities were unaffected by the downtime. “There was a utility power drop, and the automatic cut-over to our UPS systems did not occur,” the company reported via Twitter.
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    22. Lofty aspirations for power efficiency: Power Loft seeks silver certification for new data center

      Lofty aspirations for power efficiency: Power Loft seeks silver certification for new data center
      Colocation data center Power Loft began dreaming about greener data centers several years ago, long before it became vogue to do so. Now, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard’s EYP Mission Critical Facilities, the company has designed a 200,000-square-foot facility in Prince William County, Va., that can deliver between 120 watts and 300 watts per square foot with a PUE ranging from a low of 1.20 to a high of 1.48. The two-story design accommodates approximately 33 percent more racks than facilities of a similar real estate footprint, and the first tenant was signed for the new facility in mid-July, says Jim Coakley, president and CEO of Power Loft: “HP wasn’t afraid of pushing me to try something different.”
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