HP Flexible Data Center Reduces Clients’ Upfront Capital

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today introduced a new way for clients to cut capital investment requirements for the design and build of data centers in half while significantly decreasing their carbon footprint.

Greatresponder.com – 2010-07-29 – HP (NYSE:HPQ) today introduced a new way for clients to cut capital investment requirements for the design and build of data centers in half while significantly decreasing their carbon footprint.

The patent-pending hp Flexible Data Center (hp Flexible DC) offers a standardized, modular approach to designing and building data centers that allows clients to replace traditional data center designs with a flexible solution that can be expanded as needed while conserving resources.

“The pressure to save on capital and operating expenditures is one of the most critical issues facing enterprises today,” said David J. Cappuccio, vice president and chief of research, Gartner. “When building new data centers, clients need to consider options that support business growth, while also saving time and costs.”

“Financial institutions create an enormous volume of data, which means they need to be able to quickly add capacity to their data center without disrupting business,” Bob Cashner, senior vice president, Corporate Properties, Wells Fargo. “HP Flexible DC is a promising new approach to the way organizations can meet computing demands efficiently while addressing capital-intensive data center costs.”

hp Flexible DC “butterfly” design

hp Flexible DC is based on a “butterfly” design featuring four prefabricated quadrants, or modules, that stem off a central administrative section. The offering uses industrial components to improve cost efficiencies as well as a streamlined building process with a variety of options for power and cooling distribution.

HP Critical Facilities Services – which provides consulting and design engineering and architecture services – collaborates with clients to evaluate their needs and to help with the planning and implementation of all aspects of their data center infrastructures.

“Clients, such as financial service providers, government entities, and cloud and colocation hosts, will find the scalable and modular nature of hp Flexible DC a compelling option,” said Kfir Godrich, chief technology officer, Technology Services, hp. “HP can help clients innovate the way they build and operate a greenfield data center for greater savings over its life span.”

Features of HP Flexible DC include:

  • Prefabricated, standardized components allow clients to shorten the time it takes to build and deploy a data center, resulting in lower capital costs and faster time to market.
  • The modular design extends clients’ ability to increase scalable capacity while retaining specified levels of reliability and redundancy.
  • Specific configurations optimize the use of power and cooling resources to lower energy and water use, enabling clients to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a facility’s carbon footprint.
  • Air-cooled, rather than water-cooled, mechanical systems save clients power and potentially millions of gallons of water annually.

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Resource: Web Hosting News

CoreLink Datacenters is Selectd by Lunarpages web hosting to Provide them with High Density Power and Cooling Strategies.

CoreLink Data Centers LLC, one of the biggest provider of colocation and disaster recovery solutions with its data-center in Seattle, Las Vegas and Phoenix, is happy to announce that Lunarpages web hosting provider, a leading company of affordable and reliable web-hosting for small business, personal websites, e-commerce shops, Fortune 100 corporations and dedicated customers, has selected CoreLink Datacenters, as their provider in Las Vegas. CoreLink is providing Lunarpages web hosting with high density power and cooling facilities to support their web hosting applications that are requiring more processing power to meet the demand of their clients.

“We selected CoreLink Datacenters because of their high level of expertise in the area of high density data-center and disaster recovery solutions,” stated George Natzic, Chief Operating Officer of Lunarpages. “Our ability to create and deliver secure, reliable and available solutions is the cornerstone of our offering. We sought a partner that has extensive experience and understands the importance of the volume and depth of services we provide for our clients.”

Lunarpages provides a high level of service to their end-users, requiring power densities at a minimum of 200 wsf,” stated Geoff Hampson, CEO of CoreLink. “Working with Lunarpages we developed a strategy to provide a solution that met Lunarpages’ needs, including modular scalability and flexibility to maximize efficiency. Their position as a premier provider of web hosting services is fully supported by CoreLink Datacenters with absolute security and guaranteed availability. We are excited to be working with Lunarpages. This contract demonstrates our commitment to building relationships with our customers based on their needs today and into the future.”

The Planet “dedicated hosting company “are expanding its Dallas Data Center

A privately held dedicated hosting company, The Planet, today announced the expansion of the Dallas D6 data center. They states that this addition will add about 12,000 square feet to the company’s existing data center, bringing its total footprint to 167,000 square feet. The new data center is expected to be open in November 2008. The expanded data center will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 servers.

The Planet adds that the new space will feature an energy-efficient design that utilizes improved measures to completely separate hot and cold air. This will improve the data center’s “coefficient of efficiency” to about 1.5. The coefficient of efficiency is an EPA- and Uptime Institute-recognized measurement of the total power necessary to operate a data center divided by the critical power, which is the energy required to operate its computers. The “ideal” ranking is 1.6.

The Planet further explains that the enhancement of the energy-efficient measures include extending the returns of the computer room air conditioning units through the ceiling and utilizing the space above the ceiling as a return air path. By using CPI ducted exhaust cabinets in the new phase, it says that it is taking the next steps beyond traditional “hot aisle-cold aisle” setups to completely isolate the hot and cold air in the data center.

The Planet’s Vice President of Facilities Jeff Lowenberg said “As energy costs continue to climb, operating our data centers at peak performance is absolutely critical, both to our company and to our customers,” he also added “Our goal is to use best practices and a practical approach to optimize our operations.”