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Crafting a Roadmap for Hybrid IT With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, will discuss how to plan for shifting resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside your existing data center assets. Highlights include anticipating workload, cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides of the firewall, self-service, monitoring, and workload prioritization. Speaker Bio Steven Dreher is the Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, with over 15 years of IT experience. He previously served as the CTO of the Wyoming Supreme Court. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, June 7-9 2016 at New... (more)

Oracle's Sun Division at SAP Virtualization Week

Sun Microsystems announced that it will demonstrate virtualization solutions, resulting from its technical collaboration with SAP AG, at SAP Virtualization Week 2009, being held April 20-24 at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, CA. In addition, Sun is announcing expanded support for the Adaptive Computing Controller tool from SAP via the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System and Sun Logical Domains (LDoms) software. Sun has also joined SAP as a founding member of the “Green IT” community. For more information on Sun virtualization solutions in support of SAP applications, visit: http://www.sun.com/sap/virtualization. “For more than 10 years, Sun and SAP have been delivering virtualization solutions to our joint customers across the globe,” said Jim McHugh, vice president of Data Center Software Marketing at Sun. Sun offers a complete desktop-to-datacenter virtualization product por... (more)

USGBC to Require Building’s Performance Data for LEED Certification

The US Green Building Council sent a press release out today announcing that all buildings seeking LEED certification will be required to provide energy and water usage data on a recurring basis as a precondition to certification. The new requirements will be part of LEED v.3, which all registered projects will be required to follow starting June 27. ... (more)

Demand for Lean, Green Business Technology

According to a recent market study by Datamonitor, the current global economic recession may also prove to be a significant driver for Green Computing. Their market assessment raises lots of questions -- including, is it better for the world, and overall business profitability, if executives cut-back on their IT investments? "The global economic recession has spurred a paradigm shift in the way organizations evaluate, budget for and deploy green IT," says Rhonda Ascierto, senior analyst at Datamonitor. "The downturn has also resulted in green IT trends for datacenters, client devices and asset lifecycle management, as well as re-shaped return on investment (ROI) models." Datamonitor believes green IT that's intended to eliminate the need for capital expenditure -- such as datacenter virtualization, facility design and asset lifecycle management -- has become very impo... (more)

Mobile Comms Can Save €43bn in Energy Bills Per Year - Vodafone

A new report released by Vodafone and Accenture says that the use of mobile communications can reduce the annual energy bill for Europe by a €43 billion, equivalent to an annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 113 Mt CO2e (metric ton carbon dioxide equivalents) by 2020. The figure equals about 2.4% of the CO2 emissions for the whole of the EU, or eliminating close to one-fifth of the UK’s emissions. Obviously, there’s a catch. Vodafone says that the only way to achieve those goals is for the industry and governments to collaborate. The report, titled Carbon Connections: quantifying mobile’s role in tackling climate change, identified 13 opportunities that could enable carbon abatement across 25 EU countries. But for these opportunities to come to fruition, governments will have to play an important role - like evolving regulation to set an appropri... (more)

Nokia, Vodafone Develop New Carbon Reducing Antenna Solution

Nokia and Vodafone claim that they have developed a new antenna solution that will help operators improve cost efficiencies in their mobile network and reduce overall carbon emissions. The so-called, Active Antenna solution was successfully tested by the two companies as part of a recently announced initiative called, the Nokia Siemens Networks Innovation Centre, or NICE. According to NSN, Active Antenna works by incorporating elements of the base station within the antenna, hence reducing the footprint of base stations and lowering power consumption. The solution is capable of working with multiple network technologies, NSN said, adding that the solution is targeted at operators rolling out new 3G or LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks or enhancing their existing 3G networks, as well as for those markets planning to re-farm current GSM band to make space for WCDMA/LT... (more)

Dell Goes Energy Star 5.0, Unveils Energy Saving Calculator

Dell has unveiled what it calls the broadest line of US EPA Energy Star 5.0-compliant desktops, workstations and portables. According to the company, select configurations of Dell OptiPlex, Dell Precision and Latitude are now Energy Star 5.0 compliant. Almost all of the desktops, workstation and portable products designed by the company today consume less than five watts in a low-power mode, which actually exceeds levels currently set by the EPA for energy efficiency, Dell said. “We are driving energy efficiency across all of our hardware platforms and our compliance with Energy Star 5.0 is just another illustration of how we strive to lead the industry,” says Todd Forsythe, vice president of business client product marketing for Dell. “Our vision is to optimise energy efficiency through the enterprise - from servers and blades to end-point client devices.” As pa... (more)

How Do You Get the Benefits of Shared Resources in a Private Cloud?

I was recording a podcast last week on the subject of cloud with an emphasis on security and of course we talked in general about cloud and definitions. During the discussion the subject of “private cloud” computing was raised and one of the participants asked a very good question: Some of the core benefits of cloud computing come from shared resources. In a private cloud, where does the sharing of resources come from? I had to stop and think about that one for a second, because it’s not something I’ve really thought about before. But it was a valid point; without sharing of resources the reduction in operating costs is not as easily realized. But even in an enterprise data center there is a lot more sharing that could be going on than perhaps people realize. SHARING in the ENTERPRISE There are plethora of ways in which sharing of resources can be accomplished in th... (more)

Wyse Technology Improves Virtual Desktop Environments

Wyse Technology, a provider of thin computing and client virtualization, has officially announced its new acceleration solution for Adobe Flash, as part of its incredibly popular TCX virtualization software suite. The new functionality improves the end user experience on virtual desktops by solving the Flash content quality challenge for VDI and Terminal Services environments. "Every end user wants the performance of their thin client to be as good as or better than their PC," according to Mark Bowker, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Wyse has been steadily deploying software as part of its TCX suite toward that end and the addition of Flash acceleration capabilities will help accelerate virtual desktop adoption." With Flash applications abundant in all industry verticals, especially financial services and education, customers are thrilled that the content acc... (more)

Wyse Launches New Class of Virtual Clients

New Wyse C class Thin Clients Combine Breakthrough Performance, Compactness, and Energy Efficiency while Integrating PC, Phone and TV Functionality into One Single Platform for the Enterprise Users LONDON, UK. – 8 Sept 09 - Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today announced the release of the Wyse C class, the new standard in compact, high-performance thin clients.  A new benchmark in thin computing has been set by its small size, low TCO and excellent performance.  Wyse's new C class thin clients feature innovative, rich multimedia using a separate hardware graphic accelerator for unparalleled performance in its class.  Its local multimedia performance also ensures a lighter load on the central server, enabling Wyse's original Collaborative Processing Architecture™ to deliver the best user experience using VMware View 3... (more)

CEO Claims Green IT Benefits Must Make it the Norm, Not a Trend

Navot Peled, CEO of Gizmox, challenged the "Green IT trend" with the announcement this week that its product, Visual WebGui, has been successfully providing energy and environmental benefits to enterprises, with its solutions that dually cut costs for hardware and software. "Over the past 2 years, enterprises have been successfully using our product - Visual WebGui, and reaping the environmental and energy benefits while saving money," said Peled.  "To move the industry forward, it's not the individual success of each Green IT product that must be celebrated. We must collectively recognize that there's not just one Prius. Rather, every major development in technological applications today can, and must, incorporate the environmental and energy factors." Visual WebGui raised its value as a platform that can improve Green IT even more profoundly with the recent Visual... (more)