…Eco Solutions being the actual name of a slate of IT products and services that they offer.
Today, HP announced that they have expanded the program by offering 22 efficient ProLiant G6 product lines, double of what they had before. A big chunk comes from new servers powered by AMD’s Six-Core Opteron (Istanbul) processors.
But that’s not the only eco-news to come out of HP today, aside from the Windows desktop widget they cooked up. They also boast a total of 26 PC lines that meet Energy Star 5.0 requirements (including thin clients) and new HP ProLiant DL1000 Multi-Node servers with a shared power design.
HP also took the opportunity to toot its own horn, and rightly so. But its this interesting item that should perk up those interested in novel ways of cooling the datacenter.
Most recently EDS [an HP company] has developed or transformed two data centers in Tulsa, Okla., and Wynyard in the United Kingdom. The center in Tulsa is an expansion project that doubles the size of EDS’ Service Management Center. A new cooling system design is expected to generate several million dollars in cost savings each year, and the center’s 800,000-gallon chilled-water storage tank will enable the facility to operate for up to eight hours without using a chiller/cooling plant. The data center in Wynyard, which is currently under construction, has already won an award for innovation and design excellence. EDS is leveraging the cold wind blowing off the North Sea to lower temperatures of IT equipment and plant rooms for an anticipated annual energy saving of 40 percent compared to conventional data centers. When complete, the facility will be one of the largest and most efficient in Europe.
They even managed to work in a teleconferencing mention in the form of SkyRoom collaboration software.
For example, HP SkyRoom technology, expected to be available later this year, offers professional-quality visual collaboration and conferencing that preserves the value of personal connections in human interaction while cutting customers’ travel costs and reducing their carbon footprint. The cost of using HP SkyRoom is a small fraction of a single round-trip, which is estimated at $1,002 for domestic travel in North America in 2009 and $3,452 for international travel.
They sure managed to pack a lot into a press release, which you can read by clicking ever so purposefully here.