Demo: How CloudRack Optimizes Energy Use – Data Center Knowledge
The CloudRack C2 employs cabinet-level power distribution technology and fans in the rear of the enclosure, enabling server trays that contain no fans or power supplies. In this video from Uptime Symposium 2009, Rackable Vice President of Marketing George Skaff and Systems Engineering Manager Lior Pastor provide an overview of the problems the CloudRack C2 is designed to address.
WD unveils ”green” 2TB enterprise hard drive – The Tech Report
The RE4-GP improves upon the RE2-GP with not just a higher capacity, WD says, but also a 25% increase in performance (at best) and a 25% average reduction in power draw. Those perks come at a cost, though: WD quotes a $329 suggested retail price for the new drive.
Spansion ships ‘green memory’ line – EE Times
With EcoRAM, Spansion claims that it can increase the performance of selected read-intensive Internet applications by up to 50 times. EcoRAM is said to alleviate the need to shuffle data back and forth between hard disk drives and DRAM by storing large data sets directly in this memory technology.
SAP Focuses on Green IT at Annual Virtualization Week Event – Press Release
At its third-annual Virtualization Week event, being held in Palo Alto from April 20-22, SAP AG is bringing together customers and partners to address how virtualization is currently used in SAP landscapes as well as future trends and issues. One key theme of this year’s Virtualization Week is that virtualization technologies themselves are increasingly becoming one piece of a much larger puzzle related to sustainability and Green IT. To support an ongoing dialogue around these topics, SAP, together with key members of its ecosystem, announced a new community focused on facilitating Green IT collaboration and solution creation. This effort is part of SAP’s long-term strategic focus on sustainability, which comprises SAP’s own operations as well as developing sustainable business process and green IT solutions that help SAP customers operate in a more sustainable way.
Full disk encryption comes to SSDs for mobile devices, laptops – Computerworld
Samsung Electronics Co. announced today it is shipping its first self-encrypting solid-state disk (SSD) drives. The drives will come in 1.8-in. and 2.5-in. sizes for handheld devices and laptops, respectively.
In tandem with Samsung’s announcement, Dell Inc. promptly introduced a suite of mobile data security technologies for its Latitude line of laptops, with native drive encryption expected to be available in the next few months.