A Key to Greener Data Centers: Smarter Storage – Reuters/Earth2Tech
Data storage can account for up to 40 percent of the energy consumed by a data center. Yikes — but at the same time, it’s not hard to see why storage vendors are busy building technologies that can help data center operators trim energy costs and reduce carbon emissions.
Embotics and Surgient on Aug. 27 announced a partnership designed to give users greater lifecycle management and self-service provisioning capabilities in their virtualized environments. Officials with the companies said the combination of their products gives customers greater control over their growing virtualization infrastructures.
Seamlessly Extending the Data Center – Introducing Amazon Virtual Private Cloud – All Things Distributed
We have developed Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to allow our customers to seamlessly extend their IT infrastructure into the cloud while maintaining the levels of isolation required for their enterprise management tools to do their work.
By assessing power and cooling first before implementing server consolidation, companies may avoid having to retrofit or re-engineer their data centers’ environmental systems down the road, Domich says.
Voltaire switches serve as the ‘high-performance” interconnect for the top 4 and 26 of the top 100 most energy efficient supercomputers on the list, said Voltaire officials. Voltaire Grid Director InfiniBand switches deliver 20 or 40 Gb/s bandwidths and low latency with less than 5 watts per port power consumption.
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