The other Green Storage: Efficiency and Optimization

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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 ...

Green IT and Virtual Data Centers

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Green IT and virtual data centers are no fad nor are they limited to large-scale environments. Paying attention to how resources are used to deliver information services in a flexible, adaptable, energy-efficient, environmentally, and economically friendly way to boost efficiency and productivity are here to stay. Read more here in the article I did for ...

What is the Future of Servers?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Recently I provided some comments and perspectives on the future of servers in an article over at Processor.com.In general, blade servers will become more ubiquitous, that is they wont go away, rather become more common place with even higher density processors with more cores and ...

Justifying Green IT and Home Hardware Upgrades with EnergyStar

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Have you seen the TV commercials or print advertisements where an energy star washer is mentioned as so efficient that the savings from reduced power consumption are enough to pay for the dryer? If not, check out the EPA Energy Star website for information about various ...

Saving Money with Green IT: Time To Invest In Information Factories

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

There is a good and timely article titled Green IT Can Save Money, Too over at Business Week that has a familiar topic and theme for those who read this blog or other content, articles, reports, books, white papers, videos, podcasts or in-person speaking and keynote sessions that I have ...

EPA Energy Star for Data Center Storage Update

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Following up on a recent post about Green IT, energy efficiency and optimization for servers, storage and more, here are some additional  thoughts, perspectives along with industry activity around the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star for Server, Data Center Storage and Data ...

Upcoming Out and About Events

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Following up on previous Out and About updates ( here and here ) of where I have been, heres where I'm going to be over the next couple of weeks. On September 15th and 16th 2009, I will be the keynote speaker along with doing a ...

Recent tips, videos, articles and more

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Its been a busy year so far and there is still plenty more to do. Taking advantage of a short summer break, I'm getting caught up on some items including putting up a link to some of the recent articles, tips, reports, webcasts, videos and more that I have eluded ...

Green IT Confusion Continues, Opportunities Missed!

Friday, August 7th, 2009

I continue to see those looking for fast silver bullets in the quest to be green, efficient, optimized or sustainable while addressing issues ranging from power/energy, cooling, floor-space/footprint, EH&S (environmental health & safety) not to mention recycling. Yet, I'm also continued to be  amazed ...

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the greenest of them all?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

If you subscribe to the notion that Green IT is all about carbon footprints, you may be missing out on some real opportunities to go green. After all, carbon is part of the green movement, there are many other aspects including supply chain, efficiency, sustainability in addition ...

Shifting from energy avoidance to energy efficiency

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

I'm continually amazed at the number of people in the IT industry from customers to vendors, vars to media and even analysts who associate Green IT with and only with reducing carbon footprints. I guess I should not be surprised given the amount of rhetoric around ...

Determining Computer or Server Energy Use

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Recently I posted a response to a question over at IT Knowledge Exchange (e.g. ITKE) about how to determine power or energy use.In a nutshell:Depending on what you are looking for, or trying to accomplish, you may, or may not need a formula per say.For example, if all you need ...

Happy Earth Day 2009

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Its that time of the year again, that's right, earth day April 22 2009!If you frequent this blog, visit my websites (StorageIO, The Green and Virtual Data Center or Green Data Storage), track twitter, attended any of my speaking engagements, webcast, podcast, videos, radio interviews, seen press or media coverage, not ...

MSP Business Journal Names Greg Schulz an Eco-tech Warrior

Friday, April 10th, 2009

In the April 10th, 2009 issue of the Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) Business Journal, guess who was named one of three Eco-Tech Warriors? That's right, yours truly (See the article here).Photo by Nancy Kuehn - MSP Business JournalWhat can I say, I'm flattered and appreciate the coverage. Besides seeing the ...