EPA Energy Star for Data Center Storage Update

December 28, 2009 – 6:27 pm

Following up on previous posts pertaining to US EPA Energy Star for Servers, Data Center Storage and Data Centers, here is a note received today with some new information. For those interested in the evolving Energy Star for Data Center, Servers and Storage, have a look at the following as well as the associated links.

Here is the note from EPA:


From: ENERGY STAR Storage [storage@energystar.gov]

Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 8:00 AM

Subject: ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Initial Data Collection Procedure

EPA Energy Star

Dear ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Stakeholder or Other Interested Party:

The U.S. Environmental Production Agency (EPA) would like to invite interested parties to test the energy performance of storage products that are currently being considered for inclusion in the Version 1.0 ENERGY STAR® Data Center Storage specification. Please review the attached cover letter, data collection procedure, and test data collection sheet for further information.

Stakeholders are encouraged to submit test data via e-mail to storage@energystar.gov no later than Friday, February 12, 2009.

Thank you for your continued support of ENERGY STAR!

Attachment Links:

Storage Initial Data Collection Procedure.pdf

Storage Initial Data Collection Cover Letter.pdf

Storage Initial Data Collection Data Sheet.xls

For more information, visit: www.energystar.gov

 

For those interested in EPA Energy Star, Green IT including Green and energy efficient storage, check out these following links:

Watch for more news and updates pertaining to EPA Energy Star for Servers, Data Center Storage and Data centers in 2010.

Ok, nuff said.

Cheers gs

Greg Schulz – Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier)

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