SSD and Green IT moving beyond green washing

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

SSD and Green IT moving beyond green washingKeeping in mind that there is no such thing as a data or information recession, not to mention that people and data are living longer, there is the need to discuss expanding data footprints. When researching his new article over ...

SNW Fall 2011 revisited and SNIA Emerald program

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I traveled down to Orlando Florida for a few days to attend the fall 2011 SNW (Storage Networking World) produced in conjunction by IDG Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). While at the Orlando event, SNIA executive director Leo ...

Happy Earth Day 2010!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Here in the northern hemisphere it is late April and thus mid spring time. That means the trees sprouting their buds, leaves and flowering while other plants and things come to life. In Minnesota where I live, there is not a cloud in the sky today, the sun is out and ...

EPA Energy Star for Data Center Storage Update

Monday, December 28th, 2009

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 ...

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 ...

Storage Efficiency and Optimization – The Other Green

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

For those of you in the New York City area, I will be presenting live in person at Storage Decisions September 23, 2009 conference The Other Green, Storage Efficiency and Optimization.Throw out the "green“: buzzword, and you're still left with the task of saving or maximizing use of space, ...

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 ...

U.S. EPA Looking for Industry Input on Energy Star for Storage

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Following up on previous blog posts, here is some information that the U.S. EPA is looking for comments from industry on an Energy Start for enterprise storage program following on the heels of the Energy Star for Server program.U.S. EPA Energy Star Wants and Needs You!Here's the message received from the ...

Storage Optimization: Performance, Availability, Capacity, Effectiveness

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

With the IT and storage industry shying away from green hype, green washing and other green noise, there is also a growing realization that the new green is about effectively boosting efficiency to improve productivity and profitability or to sustain business and IT growth during tough economic times.This past ...

Green Storage – Practical Ways to Reduce Power Consumption

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

The busy 2008 fall events activities continue, last week was New Orleans at Arnauds and Chicago at Morton's where the topic was BC/DR in and for virtualized environments in a series of dinner seminar events with IT professionals. This coming week it's off to New York City and then ...

Spring 2008 Storage Descisions Wrap-Up

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Once again the Techtarget (TT) folks put on a great event at the spring 2008 edition of Storage Decisions (SD) event in Chicago, tip of the hat to the whole TT crew. SD is known as an IT consumer/user event as opposed to industry events like SNW that ...

The Many Faces of Solid State Devices/Disks (SSD)

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Here's a link to a recent article I wrote for Enterprise Storage Forum titled "Not a Flash in the PAN" providing a synopsis of the many faces, implementations and forms of SSD based technologies that includes several links to other related content.A popular topic over the past year or ...