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 ...

Should Everything Be Virtualized?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Should everything, that is all servers, storage and I/O along with facilities, be virtualized? The answer not surprisingly should be it depends! Denny Cherry (aka Mrdenny) over at ITKE did a great recent post about applications not being virtualized, particularly databases. In general some of the points or ...

Performance = Availability StorageIOblog featured ITKE guest blog

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Recently IT Knowledge Exchange named me and StorageIOblog as their weekly featured IT blog too which Im flattered and honored. Consequently, I did a guest blog for them titled Performance = Availability, Availability = Performance that you can read about here. For those not familiar with ITKE, take ...

Summer Book Update and Back to School Reading

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

August and thus Summer 2009 in the northern hemisphere are swiftly passing by and start of a new school year is just around the corner which means it is also time for final vacations, time at the beach, pool, golf course, amusement park or favorite fishing hole among other past ...

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 ...

Visit my new Amazon authors page

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

In addition to my books The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) being on Amazon, I now also have an Amazon Authors page.If you are an Amazon shopper, you may already know about authors pages, if, not, they are a feature available for book authors ...

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 ...

U.S. EPA Energy Star for Server Update

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Following up on previous blog posts, here's the latest on the U.S. EPA Energy Star for Servers program (in italics below) that was received this week:Dear Server Manufacturer or Other Industry Stakeholder,The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomes your input on the attached Final Draft ENERGY STAR® Version 1.0 Computer Server specification. Also attached ...

Storage Effiency and Optimizaiton – Balancing Time and Space

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Here's a link to the presentation I recently delivered at the Spring 2009 Minneapolis/St. Paul area CMG (Computer Measurement Group - CMG) March 20th, 2009 hosted by Nexus Information Systems and organized by Tom Becchetti. The theme of the event was "Is your storage efficient? There are many ways ...

March and Mileage Mania Wrap-up

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Today's flight to Santa Ana (SNA) Orange County California for an 18 hour visit marks my 3rd trip to the left coast in the past four weeks that started out with a trip to Los Angeles. The purpose of today's trip is to deliver a talk around Business Continuance ...

Plenty of Industry Firsts at VMworld Europe

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Warning: Ok, I'm tiered and ready for a short vacation, so be advised, there is some industry and other tongue and check humor in this post, if you get it great, if not, don’t worry about it, ask around and someone can fill you in... ;).So with VMworld ...

Do you have your copy of “The Green and Virtual Data Center” yet?

Monday, January 26th, 2009