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 ...

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the greenest of them all?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

If you subscribe to the notion that Green IT is all about carbon footprints, you may be missing out on some real opportunities to go green. After all, carbon is part of the green movement, there are many other aspects including supply chain, efficiency, sustainability in addition ...

Shifting from energy avoidance to energy efficiency

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

I'm continually amazed at the number of people in the IT industry from customers to vendors, vars to media and even analysts who associate Green IT with and only with reducing carbon footprints. I guess I should not be surprised given the amount of rhetoric around ...

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 ...

Happy Earth Day 2009

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Its that time of the year again, that's right, earth day April 22 2009!If you frequent this blog, visit my websites (StorageIO, The Green and Virtual Data Center or Green Data Storage), track twitter, attended any of my speaking engagements, webcast, podcast, videos, radio interviews, seen press or media coverage, not ...

Dutch StorageExpo Recap

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of presenting a keynote talk ("Storage Industry Trends and Perspectives: Beyond Hype and Green Washing") at the Dutch StorageExpo (produced by VNU Exhibitions Europe) event in Utrecht the Netherlands which was co-located in the ultra large Jaarbeurs congress center (e.g. convention center) along ...

CMG, Enabling “The Green and Virtual Data Center”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Last week I was invited to by Tom Becchetti and the Minneapolis CMG folks to keynote at their session hosted at the Brocade facity in Minneapolis along with other speakers from Brocade, IBM, Teamquest and Sun.The theme of my talk was "The Green and Virtual Data Center and ...

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 ...

Thank you Gartner for generating green awareness for my new book: The Green and Virtual Data Center!

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

The other day Gartner issued a press release about their new findings that Users Are Becoming Increasingly Confused About the Issues and Solutions Surrounding Green IT.This however what is missing from the Gartner report and action steps is to also say to read my new book "The Green and ...

Intelligent Power Management (IPM) and second generation MAID 2.0 on the rise

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

In case you missed it today, Adaptec announced that they are the 1st vendor "This Week" to add support for Intelligent Power Management (IPM) to their storage systems. Adaptec joins a growing list of vendors who are deploying, or, who are program announcing some variation of IPM and second ...

Closing the Green Gap – Green washing may be endangered, however addressing real green issues is here to stay

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Here's a new article I wrote that just appeared over at Enterprise Storage Forum called Closing the Green Storage Gap.Not all 'green' IT solutions or messages are created equal. Regardless of political views, the reality is that for business and IT sustainability, a focus on ecological issues and ...

Links to Upcoming and Recent Webcasts and Videocasts

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Here are links to several recent and upcoming Webcast and video casts covering a wide range of topics. Some of these free Webcast and video casts may require registration.Industry Trends & Perspectives - Data Protection for Virtual Server EnvironmentsNext Generation Data Centers Today: What's New with Storage and NetworkingHot Storage ...

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 ...