Thomson Reuters reduces storage sprawl to save money, increase quality
2009 InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards: Christopher Crowhurst – InfoWorld
The server virtualization — paid for by the storage optimization savings — did more than consolidate servers. After five months, the two efforts let Thomson Reuters achieve 77 percent utilization across backup systems (and 99.6 percent across 694TB of secondary storage), reclaim 159TB of storage through deduplication, and reduce annual capital and operating expenses by a combined $12 million per year. On the Green IT front, the expected accumulated power savings over eight years will let the company defer building three new datacenters at the cost of $60 million each and reduce carbon emissions and load on the power grid.
Green-memory movement takes root – EETimes.com
Processor power consumption ranges from 45 to 200 W, according to Intel. In a server with eight 1-Gbyte dual in-line memory modules, the DIMMs can contribute 80 W to the power budget, according to Intel. In large servers with up to 64 DIMMs, the result could be “more power consumption by memory than processors,” Intel notes.
Intel incorporates “automatic memory throttling” on its processors to reduce heat. DRAM vendors are also reducing heat generation in their latest 50-nm-class parts, exemplified by those from Hynix, Micron Technology and Samsung.
Top Five Green Apps for the iPhone – Greenzer.com
1. MeterRead by ZeroGate, $4.99
This app (pictured above) takes a simple concept–monitoring your energy use–and uses the iPhone to make it even easier to do. Reading your meter on MeterRead and checking it regularly will allow you to know what your bill will be at the end of the month so you can budget accordingly, or better yet, work on ways to reduce your power consumption. It’s not free or even $0.99, but MeterRead can quickly pay itself off if you invest the time in learning it and using it.
Sun Enhances OpenSolaris OS For Virtualization Tasks – ChannelWeb
OpenSolaris 2009.06 includes networking technology developed under the name Project Crossbow which, for the first time, offers networking capabilities designed for virtualization, according to Sun. Under Project Crossbow, the operating system provides virtual network interfaces that work in combination with multicore, multithreaded processors, Sun said.
EMC Turns Spoiler; Outbids NetApp – Virtualization Journal
EMC is proposing to outbid NetApp for Data Domain, the dedupe house that NetApp agreed to buy the week before last for $25 a share in cash and stock, a price valued at $1.5 billion.