Category Archives: Data Center – Green Computing

Power and Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers

Learn how capacity management can provide critical information about the state of your data center. High density IT equipment stresses the power density capability of modern data centers. Installation and unmanaged proliferation of this equipment can lead to unexpected problems with power and cooling infrastructure including overheating, overloads, and loss […]

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A Greener Planet Starts with Smarter IT

Discover how smarter IT can improve operations and protect the planet. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the energy consumption of data centers has doubled in the past five years and is expected to nearly double again in the next five. If left unchecked, data centers, PCs, computing […]

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An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers

Learn how APC’s Data Center architecture can be implemented to dramatically improve the electrical efficiency of data centers. Data center power and cooling infrastructure waste more than 60,000,000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity. This white paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available data center architecture that can be […]

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Where to Go Once Your Servers Are Virtualized

Once you’re virtualized, learn what you can do to reduce cost, increase efficiency, anticipate possible “next moves” and how they can make your business more agile. The technologies examined reduce Operational Expenses (OpEx), not Capital Expenses (CapEx) that has traditionally been the focus of virtualization. Many companies implemented virtualization with […]

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Planning for the Redeployment of Technical Personnel in the Modern Data Center

Learn how to plan for the redeployment of personnel in a modern data center. The modern data center is a highly technical combination of servers, memory devices, management workstations, security devices, software, network-related services, equipment racks, Ethernet LAN switches, multilayer switches, cabling, power systems, cooling systems, fabric switches, and a […]

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Electrical Efficiency Modeling for Data Centers

Learn how to put it all together and create an improved model for data center efficiency. Conventional models for estimating electrical efficiency of data centers are grossly inaccurate for real-world installations. Estimates of electrical losses are typically made by summing the inefficiencies of various electrical devices, such as power and […]

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Virtualization: Optimized Power and Cooling to Maximize Benefits

Learn how an optimized power and cooling infrastructure can meet the technical challenges of virtualization and deliver general performance benefits. Data centers are routinely and unknowingly missing a great portion of their entitlement from virtualization. Beyond virtualization’s undisputed IT benefits – from reduced rack footprint to disaster recovery – is […]

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Energy Efficient Cooling for Data Centers: A Close-Coupled Row Solution

Learn the common misconceptions that cause significant errors in data center efficiency models. The trend of increasing heat densities in data centers has held consistent with advances in computing technology for many years. As power density increased, it became evident that the degree of difficulty in cooling these higher power […]

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Performance that Adapts to Your Business Environment: Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series Intelligently Scales Performance and Energy Use

Learn more about the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series hero technologies and take performance to the next level. Application performance is critical for day-to-day business operations, as well as creating new products and services, increasing competitiveness, and reaching new customers. For the past decade, IT has rapidly added low-cost hardware […]

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Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series: An Intelligent Approach to IT Challenges

Learn how the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series can dramatically advance the efficiency of IT infrastructure and provide unmatched business capabilities. In many organizations, IT infrastructure has begun to constrain business efficiency and growth. IDC estimates that for every dollar IT spends on hardware to support new users and applications, […]

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Howard Community College Discovers Intelligent Energy Management

Learn how Howard Community College saves $50,000 per year by reducing computer energy waste. Rising energy costs and the growing desire to be environmentally-responsible led Howard Community College on a mission to green their campus. Recognizing that there was room for savings in their computing technology, Howard Community College is […]

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The Java Virtual Appliance—No OS Required

Learn how a new approach to Java virtualization can make your data center’s hardware go farther—and run faster. This free white paper reveals how a new Java virtualization approach can result in a streamlined “Java Virtual Appliance” that lets you leverage your current hardware for years—without the usual OS overhead. […]

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Green Computing Beyond The Datacenter

Discover how to lower computer energy costs by reducing workstation power consumption without impacting user productivity. Most organizations considering green computing initiatives start in the data center, but the cold hard truth is that in many organizations more computing power and heat waste is generated outside of the data center. […]

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