Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and IRM

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

There are many business drivers and technology reasons for adopting data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and infrastructure Resource Management (IRM) techniques, tools and best practices. Today's agile data centers need updated management systems, tools, and best practices that allow organizations to plan, run at a low-cost, ...

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 ...

PUE, Are you Managing Power, Energy or Productivity?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

With a renewed focus on Green IT including energy Efficiency and Optimization of servers, storage, networks and facilities, is your focus on managing power, energy, or, productivity? For example, do you use or are interested in metrics such as Greengrid PUE or 80 Plus efficient power supplies ...

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 ...

Geek Gadgets: Kill A Watt Meter

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

For the geek who has or thinks they have all the newest and greatest toys and gadgets add this Kill A Watt Meter available from venues including Amazon to your list if you don't have one already to see how much electric power your gadgets are consuming.Mine has already come ...