Lowering data center cooling costs with airflow modeling and perforated raised-floor tiles – SearchDataCenter.com
An Uptime Institute study of 19 computer rooms with a total of 204,000 square feet determined that most facilities are ill prepared to remove current heat loads, let alone those of blade servers. One data center in the study had 25% of its servers running hot, yet the room cooling capacity was 10 times what it needed to be. That equates to 10 times the cooling costs — a significant and unnecessary expense that offered an opportunity to effortlessly reduce IT costs. Every computer room air conditioner (CRAC) taken out of service can save around $10,000 annually in maintenance and operational expenses.
A company called Guangzhou Skytone Transmission Technologies Co. is now in final testing with what is expected to be the first Android-based netbook to hit the market. The netbook, called the Alpha 680, is expected to hit the market in three months and will run a low-cost ARM processor rather than the netbook staple Intel Atom.
PC Card Converts Old Desktop Computer into Thin Client for $99 – Channel Insider
Thin-client vendor Igel is offering a $99 PC card that converts old desktop PCs into thin clients. It’s a technology that Daimler Chrysler recently decided to use to extend the life of its aging fleet of Dell desktop PCs. Igel rival Wyse says the recession and other factors such as virtualization, cloud computing and green IT have recently spurred more rapid adoption of thin-client technology.
Will SSD Delay FCoE? – InformationWeek
In a recent entry we discussed the impact of Solid State Disk (SSD) on the IO infrastructure. Where SSD may have the most significant impact is on the adoption of 8GB fibre vs. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). SSD has a performance profile that is worthy of the 10GB speeds of FCoE but will FCoE be adopted quickly enough by IT prior to SSD on 8GB Fibre establishing a foot hold?
National Trust goes virtual to cut data centre power – Computer Business Review
National Trust should be able to slice its data centre energy consumption by 70% after signing a hosting contract for managed virtualised infrastructure services and disaster recovery.