The other Green Storage: Efficiency and Optimization

November 24, 2009 – 4:31 pm

Some believe that green storage is specifically designed to reduce power and cooling costs.

The reality is that there are many ways to reduce environmental impact while enhancing the economics of data storage besides simply booting utilizing.

These include optimizing data storage capacity as well as boosting performance to increase productivity per watt of energy used when work needs to be done.

Some approaches require new hardware or software while others can be accomplished with changes to management including reconfiguration leveraging insight and awareness of resource needs.

Here are some related links:

The Other Green: Storage Efficiency and Optimization (Videocast)

Energy efficient technology sales depend on the pitch

Performance metrics: Evaluating your data storage efficiency

How to reduce your Data Footprint impact (Podcast)

Optimizing enterprise data storage capacity and performance to reduce your data footprint

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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