Loughborough University looks to cloud and VDI with Logicalis
Loughborough University will deploy Logicalis’ Cooperative Cloud as well as implement a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) strategy. The partnership will see Logicalis design and build an on-site private cloud, which will be integrated with an off-site hosted cloud. The university’s choice of architecture is set to save the organisation over 640 metric tonnes of CO2 per annum. VDI will be implemented across the university’s corporate desktops in a bid to reduce processing power and centralise support.
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Green Grid lifts lid on Data Centre Maturity Model
The Green Grid has unveiled a model for assessing the energy efficiency of basic data centre components. The new Data Centre Maturity Model evaluates a data centre’s power, cooling, storage, compute and network components. It then places the data centre’s energy performance on levels from 0 to 5. The Green Grid said a business that learns its data centre is at level 1 can set itself a target to reach level three in two years, for example.
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HP to manage clients’ data centre construction phase
HP has said it wants to manage the construction phase of its clients’ data centre projects to help its customers complete projects faster. The vendor currently offers a consulting service to help with decisions such as where to locate a data centre, but HP now wants to extend these services to the data centre build, installation of generators, cooling equipment and other heavy equipment, to save customers having to bring in extra contactors.
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IBM extends Tivoli’s virtualisation management capabilities
IBM has extended Tivoli’s virtualisation management capabilities to allow it to be provisioned and deployed to thousands of virtual machines (VM) per hour. IBM claims Tivoli Provisioning Manager 7.2 can deploy a VM in seconds. The product’s new capabilities were announced at the vendor’s Pulse 2011 conference in Las Vegas, which took place this week.
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NxGen Modular rolls out 1 MW power room in five days
NxGen Modular has announced that it deployed a 1 megawatt power room for a customer in five days. NxGen Modular was launched in October, claiming to have a flexible “building block” design for easily assembling factory-built modules into 3,600-square-foot data centres with attached electrical room modules. The vendor has now deployed an NxPower electrical module as a standalone offering.
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