July 3, 2012 — The US Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday it is set to release draft 3 of version 1.0 of the Energy Star for data center storage specification, which will contain a revised scope and package of efficiency requirements.
(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — As the industry works towards improving data center energy efficiency, the US Environmental Protection Agency recently updated the energy efficiency requirements for a handful of Energy Star qualified products and equipment for data centers.
The green data center organization first established the Energy Star rating for data center products in June 2010. This latest update will improve new spec processes for UPS, data center storage, and Servers V2.0.
“All Energy Star labeled data center products will come with an associated Power and Performance Datasheet that lists product information and detailed test results,” said EPA. “Energy Star recognizes that data center products are highly complex systems that require more than just a label to understand their energy performance. All data center products will be tested according to their specific Energy Star test procedure, the results of which will be reported in a standardized format in the PPDS.”
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(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Colocation provider Interxion (www.interxion.com) announced on Wednesday that it is now powering its BRU1 data center in Brussels, Belgium with 100 renewable energy.
The company partnered with its energy supplier to ensure that its Brussels data center now sources all of its energy from renewable sources such a solar, wind and hydroelectric power.
The announcement comes just two months after environmental organization Greenpeace released a study that highlighted the rapidly growing environmental footprint of the IT industry, where it criticized companies for “ignoring the importance of using renewable power as a top criterion for locating new infrastructure and is not transparent in disclosing its energy use.”
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Integration of IGEL client software for VMware View ™ increases PCoIP ® 4 with power and energy saving
Fort Lauderdale, FL (openPR) 5 January 2010
IGEL Technology, the world’s largest Linux thin client manufacturers, and the third largest thin client vendor (2008 by revenue, IDC), today announced that all its Universal Desktop thin clients running Linux and Windows ® Embedded Standard is to The new software client for VMware View ™ 4, the support for PCoIP ® display protocol contains are safe. The new IGEL solution, the performance and improves the end-user experience in virtual desktop environments on such a high degree that workstation users, employees and managers of specialized designers can no longer perceive a difference between virtual and physical desktops.
VMware View 4 is PCoIP specifically for the provision of desktops as a managed service built up over any network. The flexible access model allows users to work with a wide range of applications, rich media content, select any number of configurations to monitor and independently seamless access to locally attached peripherals such as printers, scanners and a PC-like experience of location or task. The protocol dynamically detects and adjusts to analyze the end-user network connection automatically optimize and to compensate for changes in latency and bandwidth to ensure the best user experience for the scenario. With all these features, VMware View with PCoIP a powerful and attractive approach to desktop virtualization.
Proof of Concept: IGEL Technology takes this even
IGEL has also employed this new technology on their own R & D center in Augsburg, Germany, where software developers can now use its reliable, powerful development and test systems IGEL Universal Desktops, PCoIP used. IGEL R & D Center, all servers and desktops with vSphere ™ 4, treated virtualized deployment and management of virtual desktops through VMware View 4. In addition to a single, integrated server solution with server-and SAN-level, a management unit and a UPS system has IGEL thin clients use additional UD5 (LX and ES), which used parallel as softphones for VoIP services. This end-to-end solution has cut IT power consumption at this point by more than 40%. In addition, the investment in server hardware, software licenses and new thin client will pay only 27 months.
“In our latest firmware packages with VMware View ™ 4, we will together improve performance over directly to our customers,” said Dr. Frank Lampe, marketing director for IGEL Technology. “Even today, the ownership of virtual desktop environments with thin clients significantly less than comparable conventional environments on physical PCs. We expect the new generation of software from VMware to accelerate the ROI even further and the demand for compatible thin clients .
“VMware View ™ with PCoIP ® enables companies to become more efficient and agile, so previous barriers of cost and quality for desktop virtualization,” said Patrick Harr, vice president, Desktop Business Unit at VMware. “We are pleased that IGEL has introduced its new software client for VMware View 4 with PCoIP to the firmware for its universal desktop series has The combined solution helps customers significant performance improvements and end-user experience while saving energy -. How successfully tested IGEL. “
prices and availability
The new IGEL firmware packages with the software client for VMware View ™ 4 with PCoIP are available free at http://www.MyIGEL.com from mid-January 2010. All IGEL Universal Desktop devices with Linux or Microsoft ® Windows ® Embedded Standard 2009, the VMware View 4 with either the Standard or Advanced Universal Desktop firmware package.Usage
About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is the world’s third largest provider of client revenue and is the market leader in its home country of Germany (2009 IDC). The company produces the industry’s broadest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to almost any form of server-based infrastructure and applications, including virtual PCs from VMware ®, Citrix ® Xen or Microsoft ®, Terminal services, legacy applications via Ericom ® PowerTerm ® Terminal Emulation, Web, Java, SAP and VoIP. Form factors include traditional desktops, integrated LCD units, quad screens and PC to thin client conversion cards.
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