Fortune Data Centers uses energy efficiency metrics as competitive differentiation – GreenTech Pastures – ZDNet Blogs
John Sheputis, CEO of the data center operations company, said his company estimates that by moving businesses out of legacy data centers and into its new facility it can help save its tenants up to $4 million. That’s roughly the amount of energy needed to power 3,800 “average” U.S. homes. Environmentally speaking, this translates into the reduction of about 27,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
10 Gigabit Ethernet Options for the Data Center – Data Center Journal
It is also commonly accepted that virtualization is the killer application for 10GbE. In a traditional deployment, each application server would not likely utilize 10GbE bandwidth, but rather 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) or maybe even 100Mbps. However, the aggregation of virtualized servers requires the ability of the network to seamlessly and transparently move applications from one virtual server to another whether or not in the same physical server.
Texas Memory unveils SSD array with 60GB/sec throughput – Computerworld
Texas Memory Systems today unveiled its fastest and highest capacity solid state disk (SSD) system, the RamSan 6200, which offers as much as 100 terabytes of capacity in a single 40U rack configuration. The system also can sustain 5 million input/outputs per second (IOPS) with 60GB/sec. throughput while using slightly more than 6 kilowatts of power, the company said.
Why SunGard uses flywheel UPSes in its data centers – SearchDataCenter.com
It is true that batteries provide much longer ride-through time, but the most important ride-through time is in the first 30 seconds. We don’t need much more than this to have our stand-by generators come online. In most cases, our generators are online and loads are switched over in 30 to 40 seconds. The flywheels will be our first line of defense, but should we need a few extra minutes to get a redundant generator online, then the battery can be utilized. Having the flywheels discharge first means the batteries are not discharged in normal operation, thus their life can be extended.
By working with Microsoft hardware and software, the company has also begun using a communications server to share documents and conduct meetings (and reduce the number of business trips needed to keep the vintner running). Matteo Mille, the server and tools director at Microsoft Italy, anticipates the winery will save about $30,000 annually.
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