In 2007, IT consulting company EDS demonstrated it was socially responsible by complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR specifications for reducing computer energy use. In addition to the positive message of reducing its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions, EDS had another powerful incentive: The company could save about $480,000 a year.
Fujitsu cools things down with new PRIMERGY BX900 blade – Greentech Pastures – ZDNet
Watch out Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Fujitsu wants to eat some of your market share with a new blade server in its PRIMERGY line that consumes 30 percent less power than its previous models.
Data center operator Digital Realty Trust (www.digitalrealtytrust.com) announced on Tuesday it has released the results of its annual study of green data center trends in the United States, which shows significant shifts have occurred over the past 12 months in corporate green data center strategies.
Interop Preview: Networking Rules The Dynamic Data Center – Information Week
Virtualization promises to change not only the data center layout, but its processes as well. Virtual machines installed on physical machines and the ability to move them at will are powerful tools to manage computing capacity and maintain availability. But to be efficient, automation will be required. Tuesday’s “Managing Virtualization With IT Process Automation” session describes the ins and outs of automating server provisioning, network configuration, and maintenance.
Is The Netbook Phenomenon Over? In a Way, Yes – Fast Company
The machines have also reached a development plateau. For one thing they’re no longer brand new, and the public has gotten used to the idea of a small, cheap, low-power portable PC. They’re also getting used to the limitations of this computing platform–netbooks simply aren’t as capable as full-featured notebooks. Furthermore the phenomenon label given to netbooks was truly deserved, with the machines going from nowhere to hundreds of very similarly designed PCs from small and big name manufacturers alike.