Energy Rebates

Tablets can operate at 50 to 1 back end appliance resulting in larger energy rebates

Tablets can operate at 50 to 1 back end appliance resulting in larger energy rebates

Tablets are creating a buzz everywhere with ease of use and portability. What is more significant is the potential energy savings and energy rebates that can be as much as 50% of the CapEx making the purchase of Tablets and back end appliances a must do. Enterprises will be able to service the demand from […]

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Developing an IT Project To Maximize Energy Rebates

Developing an IT Project To Maximize Energy Rebates

Energy savings projects for IT equipment or data center facility infrastructure can be applied for under these three energy rebate categories in most cases: 1. Non-Residential New Construction program; 2. Non-Residential Retrofit program; 3. Energy Savings Bid or Custom program. Utilities with actively funded IT energy rebate programs typically offer these three programs to match […]

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Origins of Energy Rebates Offered by Utilities

Origins of Energy Rebates Offered by Utilities

Under their Non-Residential New Construction (NRNC) program, PG&E has targeted energy savings toward the IT industry and other commercial businesses. Currently, dozens of utilities are emulating the PG&E program nationally, and many more plan to implement a program in 2010. A basis for the program is the Standard Performance Contract (SPC). SPC offers incentives to […]

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Energy Efficiency

Virtualization Triple Play

Virtualization Triple Play

High Moon Studios Triple Play Increasing performance, reducing I/O bottlenecks, and lowering IT energy costs in VMware environment What most IT professionals don’t realize is that changes to applications that result in increased performance and increased throughput also impact energy utilization, which goes down dramatically. Local utilities can then offer handsome energy rebates to customers […]

By July 4, 2011 Read More →
Free Market Clouds

Free Market Clouds

Why Cloud Computing Will Reinvigorate Capitalism Ed Lucente I believe that the impact of cloud computing to the IT industry and to society at-large will be as significant as the Industrial Revolution was to market economies, otherwise known as capitalism. I’d like to explore the benefits of cloud computing, along with some potential threats. Incidentally, […]

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The Coming “C” Change in Data Centers

June 15, 2010 By Edward J. Lucente Vice President of Business Development, Data Center Rebates, Inc. http://www.hpcwire.com/features/The-Coming-C-Change-in-Datacenters-96420844.html Recently, I was at the Uptime Institute in New York and had several conversations about carbon dioxide (CO₂) management for data centers. Energy consumed by U.S. data centers in 2010 will reach 3% of overall U.S. energy production. […]

By July 17, 2010 Read More →

Cloud Services

6 Ways Startups Hyper-Bootstrap with Cloud

6 Ways Startups Hyper-Bootstrap with Cloud

Cloud computing is creating a new wave of startups. Why? By Ed Lucente  @edlucente  Thanks to the cloud, startups have more affordable access to IT resources. This allows new businesses to “hyper-bootstrap.” An entrepreneur, for instance, can connect quickly and more economically to customers and suppliers around the globe through the cloud and thereby realize […]

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Which ISVs Will SaaS-ify?

Which ISVs Will SaaS-ify?

Some ISVs are Adapting their Applications to Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”), but Others are Not. Why? October 21st, 2011 by Ed Lucente Twitter  “@edlucente”  SaaS Adoption Many Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are considering whether or not to SaaS-enable, or “SaaS-ify”, their application services and business models, especially since some high profile SaaS ISVs have succeeded wildly . […]

By October 21, 2011 Read More →
Transformative Analytics Clouds

Transformative Analytics Clouds

Editorial by Ed Lucente twitter: @edlucente There’s plenty of talk about benefits of business analytics — the analysis of “big data” to spot insightful trends, patterns, or correlations — but far less discussion around business analytics applications delivered using analytics cloud appliances. This should change soon as more and more businesses deploy analytics cloud appliances […]

By September 21, 2011 Read More →

Green IT

Silicon Valley Power: Awards

Silicon Valley Power: Awards

Six Santa Clara businesses were honored today by their electric utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), for innovative adoption of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy in 2010. One of the companies saved almost 6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity last year. SVP annually honors winners in the categories of Environmental Innovator, Energy Efficiency Partner and Green […]

By October 2, 2010 Read More →
“Cloud Data Centers” are Greener and Cleaner

“Cloud Data Centers” are Greener and Cleaner

Ed Lucente These days everyone seems to be dropping the word “cloud” both inside and outside of the IT industry. Cloud hype is so far off the charts that recently I thought I heard a Boston Red Sox announcer ask David Ortiz (aka. “Big Papi”) for his opinion of IT as a service from the […]

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Containerized Data Centers = Green IT

Containerized Data Centers = Green IT

By Ed Lucente March 31, 2010 Green IT initiatives are popular among IT professionals. In fact, “Green IT 2.0” is a new buzzword that prescribes a holistic approach to not only greener data center designs and practices, but also for more eco-friendly practices across all functional departments of an organization (e.g., proper e-waste management of […]

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Green IT is for Real

Green IT is for Real

March 15, 2010 By Ed Lucente Consider these trends: Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft are deploying data centers in the Columbia River Basin of Washington State in order to draw on renewable hydro-power The U.S. government is spending $4 billion from its economic-stimulus package on smart grid initiatives Peak demand needs have exceeded current capacity (while […]

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