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SearchDatacenter.com recently had a great article by Bob McFarlane with several handy tips on sizing computer room air conditioners and save on energy. Here are some excerpts:   Sizing a data center air conditioner is not like choosing a refrigerator. Bigger is not necessarily better!...
Financial giant Citi is priding itself on the company’s modern data center infrastructure that is flexible enough to take on a variety of requests from clients.Five years ago, Citi ‘s data center faced a number of challenges lack of capacity, limited flexibility limited and high risk o...
IBM, Syracuse University (SU), and New York State have built a computer data center on the university’s campus that  incorporates advanced infrastructure and smarter computing technologies to make it one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world. The data center is e...
Red Hat came out with financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended February 28, 2010 and reported a net income of $23.39 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared to $16 million or $0.08 per diluted share for the same quarter of fiscal 2009. For the fourth quarter of fisca...
Google announced that they would open source the PowerMeter API that integrates home energy monitoring devices directly into Google's Power meter . The Google meter is a free software tool that lets you monitor your personal energy consumption from iGoogle homepage so that you can mak...
Microsoft has released an application called Tag that is compatible with Google's Android Operating System , a prime competitor of its Windows mobile. The free software available from Android Market turns any phone’s built-in camera into a mobile barcode reader which lets you gain ins...
When we think of vibrant open source software communities, we think of active collaboration, open and free exchange of latest practices and enhancements and a collective, unified approach to innovation.  A new group announced this week called Open Source Data Centre Initiative is worki...
The AFCOM association, whose members include 4,500 administrators from 3,900 data centers around the world surveyed  436 data center sites last year. Some of the findings of the survey indicated that cyberterrorism is an increasing concern, mainframe deployment is on the decline, stora...
The market is flooded with energy efficient products and services that claim to optimize data centers and save on power. Data center power consumption has become out of control the past few years and companies have been clamoring to offer solutions for addressing not only the problem o...
Once we have proper systems in place at our data centers, it becomes equally important to maintain the infrastructure to ensure seamless delivery without any bottlenecks that might hinder the services provided to clients. The advanced nature of computing which our data centers currentl...
At Green Rack Systems we have been saying for a long time how this emphatic shift towards clean energy is inescapable. A November study by AFCOM finds that "greening of the data center is no longer just a concept - it is actually taking place", and on a large scale, with 71.3% of al...
At Green Rack Systems, we have been saying for a long time how this emphatic shift towards clean energy is inescapable. A November study by AFCOM finds that “greening of the data center is no longer just a concept – it is actually taking place”, and on a large scale, with 71.3% of all ...
Cloud computing is a kind of scalable service provided by distant vendor servers over the internet. The data storage and management tasks are assigned to a set of infrastructure, platform or software over a network or "cloud". This type of computing certainly comes with inherent flaws ...
When asked what should be the outcome of the current European Comission investigation, 17.6% of all the respondents said Oracle should be allow to keep MySQL, 32.6% said Oracle should hand MySQL to an independent foundation and only 4.3% said that MySQL should be sold to another vendor...
It seems like the most simple logical solution to energy conservation-powering down servers not in use. After all not all servers are used all the time. For example servers that perform only a single predictable function such as  for calculating the employee pay are used only on certai...
While the high tech world buzzes with non stop talk about virtualization and other power monitoring technologies to increase data center efficiency, improvement in basic storage can go a long way to green up your facility. On an average 10 to 40 percent of energy cost in data centers i...
There is a huge initiative among companies like Google, IBM, Cisco and so many other smaller smart grid players to make the grid more modernized using cutting edge digital technology and  tackle environmental issues, cost reduction  and energy conservation. We employ integrated communi...
In datacenters, there is a tendency to overexert and do too much if that makes sense. After all we want to make sure that everything  is working well and beyond to avoid problems during uptime. Over provisioning and over allocation often lead to overspending in terms of indulgence in e...
   The commercial IT vendors make a constant pitch to sell new, better and improved versions of their hardware and software every quarter. But as there is no real motivation for them to promote reuse, apart from the odd brand that exchanges older models for an upgrade or volunteers to ...
While it is natural to immediately gravitate towards hardware and energy centric dimensions of sustainability, eco- friendly computing in terms of the software used, applications and services tends to be an afterthought. Sure, there are software tools that help track emissions, provide...
Electronic waste also referred to as e-waste or e-scrap generally consists of discarded, electrical or electronic devices due to their surplus, obsolete or broken condition. The e-wastes inevitably end up in land mines of developing and under developed countries to be dismantled under ...
Of course they do! While unfortunately smaller players in the business might not have a veritable choice in the matter, there certainly are certain location based factors that contribute towards a sustainable facility. Douglas Alger,  Cisco’s IT Architect for Physical Infrastructure in...
 Datacenters seem to be imitating the fashion world at least when it comes to certain recent computing trends. Thin clients, a throw back to main frame computers of yesteryears has reemerged as an emphatic shift away from a PC based network. Thin clients offer server based computing co...