Sunday, October 14, 2007

IBM's Green Team in the Data Center

IBM will reallocate $1 billion a year in research and development spending and is assembling an 850-strong, worldwide team of energy efficiency experts as part of its Project Big Green, which has the goal of qualifying its facilities as "green data centers" according to specified best practices and policies.

IBM is taking Project Big Green outside the company as well. Green data centers are efficient and environmentally responsible in five strategic business Over 800,000 High Quality Domains Available For Your Business. Click Here. aspects: Diagnostic energy usage capabilities; building energy efficient data centers; measuring and managing energy allocation and usage; making use of more energy efficient virtualization technology; and heating and cooling systems.

Energy efficiency initiative clients are realizing up to 40 percent reductions in power and cooling requirements, increases of as much as 20 percent in server/storage utilization and some have achieved as high as 80 percent reductions in floor space, according to Rich Lechner, vice president of IT optimization for IBM.