UK businesses failing on EU data centre energy rules

Consultancy on365 warns that UK businesses are vulnerable to financial penalties and rising energy costs based on an EU directive; plus more daily news.

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UK businesses receive failing air con rules grade
UK businesses are failing to take the European Union rules on air conditioning equipment inspection and refrigerant gases as seriously as they should, according to consultancy on365. The company has warned that this is leaving many businesses vulnerable to financial penalties and rising energy costs from the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD).

The EPBD requires inspection of air conditioning systems with a cooling capacity over 12 kW installed after Jan. 1, 2008 to be carried out within five years. Any air conditioning systems above 12 kW have to be inspected by Jan. 4th 2011.

Infortrend releases ESVA F70 model
Storage networking vendor Infortrend has announced the availability of its new ESVA F70 model. The addition to the Enterprise Scalable Virtualised Architecture family is designed to allow users to deploy applications on FC SAN whilst configuring remote replication via iSCSI-based transmission over Ethernet.

SNIA adds Asigra executive to the cloud mix
Cloud backup and recovery software vendor Asigra has revealed that its executive Ashar Baig is the new chairman of the SNIA's Cloud Backup and Recovery (Cloud BUR) Special Interest Group (SIG). The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has appoint Baig to drive education in the cloud market about the benefits of Cloud BUR.

Novell unveils WorkLoadIQ
Novell has released WorkloadIQ, which is aimed at the intelligent workload management (IWM) market. The portfolio of products is designed to address security and automation concerns by taking an identity-centric approach to workload management. The portfolio will be made up of 12 products.

Stanford University selects SGI for HPC sever and storage infrastructure
The Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory Solar Observatories Group at Stanford University in California has selected SGI server and storage infrastructure for its Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) group's research. The group strives to understand the characteristics of the sun's interior and magnetic activity in order to forecast space weather.

An SDO satellite transmits 1.4 terabytes (TB) of data back to earth, daily, so the university needed a system that could handle large amounts of information. The system deployed was SGI's Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) system.

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