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 ...

SPC and Storage Benchmarking Games

Monday, July 6th, 2009

There is a post over in one of the LinkedIn Discussion forums about storage performance council (SPC) benchmarks being miss-leading that I just did a short response post to. Here’s the full post as LinkedIn has a short post response limit.While the SPC is far from ...

Power, Cooling, Floor-space, Environmental (PCFE) and Green Metrics

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The Metrics and Measurement page on www.greendatastorage.com has been updated along with other pages covering IT data center PCFE and green topics for servers, storage, networks and facilities. Have a look.Ok, nuff said. Cheers gs Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data ...

Do Disk based VTLs draw less power than Tape?

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

The tape is dead debates rage on as they have for a decades which make for good press and discussion or debate during slow times, similar to coverage of what Britney Spears or Paris Hilton are or are not wearing.In the on-going debates and Greenwashing of what technology or vendor ...

Moving Beyond the Benchmark Brouhaha

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Heres a Link to a new article/column/opinion piece over at Enterprise Storage Forum by me about "Moving Beyond the Benchmark Brouhaha" in the storage industry.Have a read for yourself.Cheers GS