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Not too long ago a few software engineers figured out that a server running a single application is wasteful because a significant amount of power is consumed by the server, yet only a small fraction of the processing capability is being used. Today one of the many reasons IT departments leverage server virtualization is to reduce the electrical usage in the data center. Unfortunately, they stop there and are unaware that their data center efficiency has suffered for the same reason that drove them to virtualize in the first place. Why does doing something good like virtualization result in a negative impact on data center efficiency? This article will help bring some understanding to this paradox and provide suggestions on how to avoid it. A server has a power supply, memory, drives, fans, cards, a processor, and other components that consume electricity, all so t... (more)

Concord Hospital, a 'Top 100 Most-Wired Hospital,' Deploys American Power Conversion's InfraStruXure(TM) On-Demand Data Center Solution to Help Ensure 24x7 Access to Electronic Patient Data

WEST KINGSTON, R.I., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- American Power Conversion (APC), a leading global provider of high availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), today announced that Concord Hospital, named one of the "most-wired" hospitals in the U.S. four years in a row, recently purchased APC's InfraStruXure(TM) solution for the hospital's new data center in Concord, N.H. InfraStruXure helps the hospital maintain uninterrupted IT system availability, a critically important element to doctors and nurses since the hospital's IT system processes, transmit... (more)

SYSPRO Named 'ISV of the Year' at VAR Business 500 Awards

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SYSPRO, a leading producer of enterprise software, has announced that the company was named "ISV of the Year" at the VAR Business 500 Awards held June 14, 2005 at the Rainbow Room in New York City. Honoring the most powerful and accomplished solution providers in North America, the fifth annual VAR Business 500 Awards event unfurled to overcapacity crowds in the legendary NYC venue. The awards ceremony featured keynote guest speaker former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (Logo: (more)

APC Introduces a Green Uninterruptible Power Supply Providing Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings

WEST KINGSTON, RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/03/07 -- APC, part of the Critical Power and Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric, today announced the APC Back-UPS® ES 750, a highly efficient uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that provides battery backup and surge protection to connected equipment while saving electricity. The APC Back-UPS ES 750 features new master/controlled outlets, which work to reduce energy consumption by automatically shutting down power to unused peripherals, such as printers, scanners and speakers when the computer is in sleep mode. "The new A... (more)

TechWeb's Interop(R) New York 2008 Spotlights the Cloud, Software as a Service and Mobility

NEW YORK, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop(R), produced by TechWeb, focuses this year's leading business technology event on the Cloud, Software as a Service (Saas) and Mobility, and collocates with Mobile Business Expo at the Javits Convention Center, September 15-19, 2008. To register online visit: (Photo: Interop New York is the only event to provide audiences with a deep focus into the industry's most important topics across the widest array of vertical markets, with a world reno... (more)

Everything Channel's CRN Unveils the 2010 Channel Chiefs

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced the 2010 CRN Channel Chiefs. The CRN Channel Chiefs are influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies. (Logo: ) For the eighth consecutive year the top Channel Chiefs were chosen by Everything Channel editorial based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partner... (more)