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    1. IT Efficiencies Leading to Cost Savings in Higher Ed Data Centers

      IT Efficiencies Leading to Cost Savings in Higher Ed Data Centers

      Energy-efficient power systems, server consolidation, and expanded use of virtualization are helping to drive down costs in higher education data centers, according to a new report released Monday. The report, "2012 Energy Efficient IT Report," released this week by CDW Government, showed that energy efficiency is having an impact on costs in college and university IT operations. Among higher education IT leaders surveyed for the study, 71 percent reported that green initiatives in their organizations have led to at least a 1 percent cost savings in their data center operations.

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    2. Bryant U Cuts Energy Expenses 15 Percent with New Data Center

      Bryant U Cuts Energy Expenses 15 Percent with New Data Center

      Five years ago Bryant University's IT infrastructure was in serious need of an overhaul. "We were out of space, power, and cooling capabilities," said Richard Siedzik, director of computer and telecommunications services for the Smithfield, RI-based institution. Data center consolidation was definitely on Bryant University's agenda, as was a broader, campus-wide energy efficiency initiative. Siedzik said the first phase of the project involved centralizing three separate computer rooms--each filled with servers--into a single data center in an effort to maximize cost and energy efficiencies.

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      Mentions: IBM
    3. Inside the Box: UCLA's New Portable Data Center

      Inside the Box: UCLA's New Portable Data Center
      When UCLA found out that a planned upgrade to its brick and mortar data center was going to surpass the original budget estimate by several million dollars, it began thinking "inside the box"--and chose cargo-container computing. By Dian Schaffhauser08/11/11 The latest and potentially most powerful research data center at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) was delivered on the back of a flat bed truck from Austin, TX. It was put in place with a crane. The facility resembles the kind of container used to run portable recycling centers. But when it's fully loaded and performing research in physics, economics, genomics, and biochemistry, among other disciplines, the Performance Optimized Datacenter, or POD, will support more than 1,500 compute nodes. This far exceeds the campus' traditional "brick and mortar" data centers in sheer computing power, and yet it fits into a compact space of 40 ...
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    4. Bryant U Data Center Cuts Energy Use by 15 Percent

      Bryant U Data Center Cuts Energy Use by 15 Percent
      A "smarter building" initiative is helping Bryant University in Smithfield, RI reduce its data center energy consumption by 15 percent. The project, which uses technology from both IBM and Schneider Electric, helps monitor and control building systems, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, humidity, lighting, access control, video, and physical security.
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      Mentions: IBM
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