Green IT, Green Gap, Tiered Energy and Green Myths

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

There are many different aspects of Green IT along with several myths or misperceptions not to mention missed opportunities. There is a Green Gap or disconnect between environmentally aware, focused messaging and core IT data center issues. For example, when I ask IT professionals whether they ...

Does IBM Power7 processor announcement signal storage upgrades?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

IBM recently announced the Power7 as the latest generation of processors that the company uses in some of its mid range and high end compute servers including the iSeries and pSeries. IBM Power7 processor wafers (chips) What is the Power7 processor? The Power7 is the latest ...

California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)

Monday, January 25th, 2010

CCSE Facility and Seminar SeriesThis past week I had the honor of delivering a keynote presentation in San Diego at the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) as part of their continuing education and community outreach and education, workshop and seminar series. The theme ...

EPA Server and Storage Workshop Feb 2, 2010

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Following up on a recent previous post pertaining to US EPA Energy Star(r) for Servers, Data Center Storage and Data Centers, there will be a workshop held Tuesday February 2, 2010 in San Jose, CA. Here is the note (Italics added by me for clarity) from the folks ...

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 ...

Is MAID Storage Dead? I Dont Think So!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Some vendors are doing better than others and first generation MAID (Massive or monolithic Array of Idle Disks) might be dead or about to be deceased, spun down or put into a long term sleep mode, it is safe to say that second generation MAID (e.g. ...

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 ...