Monday 8 August 2011

Greentrac Data

I went in to the WMG today to finalise the Greentrac Installation, we now have 72 users with the DMA's installed on their machines recording energy use and more to come over the next two weeks.
Our contact has been very impressed with the ease of rollout and the initial install of the server install.
We already knew this of course, but its nice to get some recognition for the fact.
Initial reports indicate that there is a lot of IT energy waste, we cannot go into specific details but we think there is going to be a lot of savings to be made both in energy and carbon.
We've been advised that the project has caught the eye of a few of the other departments on campus and we live in hope that we'll have a number of Greentrac projects in the pipeline.

We've given our presentation on the Low Carbon ICT strategy for the CWLEP to the IT & Media group and are please to report that it was very well received and is now in consultation mode. Our next meeting is in September where hopefully some of the projects outlined in the document will be a little more fleshed out.

We were saddened to hear about the loss of the Dublin Amazon and Microsoft Data Centres over the weekend for a few hours due to a lightning strike on a transformer but believe that this sort of incident should be recognised and planned for. TVSS (Transient Voltage Surge Supression) is a big yes yes for Data Centres and I'm surprised that both Data Centres either did not have it installed or working.

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