U.S. EPA Energy Star for Server Update

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Following up on previous blog posts, here's the latest on the U.S. EPA Energy Star for Servers program (in italics below) that was received this week:Dear Server Manufacturer or Other Industry Stakeholder,The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomes your input on the attached Final Draft ENERGY STAR® Version 1.0 Computer Server specification. Also attached ...

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 ...

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 ...

Closing the Green Gap: WSRADIO Internet Radio Interview

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Last week it was an appearance in print (and on-line) in the MSP Business Journal, this week it was on-line interview (Closing the Green Gap) interview via wsradio.The other day, I had the pleasure of being a guest of Steve Bengston on wsradio (Internet Radio) during the Price Waterhouse Cooper ...

MSP Business Journal Names Greg Schulz an Eco-tech Warrior

Friday, April 10th, 2009

In the April 10th, 2009 issue of the Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) Business Journal, guess who was named one of three Eco-Tech Warriors? That's right, yours truly (See the article here).Photo by Nancy Kuehn - MSP Business JournalWhat can I say, I'm flattered and appreciate the coverage. Besides seeing the ...

Storage Effiency and Optimizaiton – Balancing Time and Space

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Here's a link to the presentation I recently delivered at the Spring 2009 Minneapolis/St. Paul area CMG (Computer Measurement Group - CMG) March 20th, 2009 hosted by Nexus Information Systems and organized by Tom Becchetti. The theme of the event was "Is your storage efficient? There are many ways ...

March and Mileage Mania Wrap-up

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Today's flight to Santa Ana (SNA) Orange County California for an 18 hour visit marks my 3rd trip to the left coast in the past four weeks that started out with a trip to Los Angeles. The purpose of today's trip is to deliver a talk around Business Continuance ...

Plenty of Industry Firsts at VMworld Europe

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Warning: Ok, I'm tiered and ready for a short vacation, so be advised, there is some industry and other tongue and check humor in this post, if you get it great, if not, don’t worry about it, ask around and someone can fill you in... ;).So with VMworld ...

Server and Storage Virtualization – Life beyond Consolidation

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Ask someone what virtualization of IT servers or storage means and the typical response is to consolidate under-utilized physical servers or storage systems to reduce power, cooling, floor space and physical hardware costs.  However I commonly hear from IT professionals that not all of their servers or ...

Recent StorageIO Media Coverage and Comments

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Realizing that some prefer blogs to webs to twitters to other venues, here are some recent links among others to media coverage and comments by me on a different topics that are among others found at www.storageio.com/news.html.Business Wire: Comments on The Green and Virtual Data Center Book - Jan ...

Do you have your copy of “The Green and Virtual Data Center” yet?

Monday, January 26th, 2009



It feels like Grand Central Station here…

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Things have been busy (which is very good) and I feel like I'm at Grand Central station (Terminal) with the new year off to a flurry of activity ranging from my regular consulting, research and client advisory engagement projects, recent speaking appearances (San Jose and Tucson ), doing interviews with ...

Hitting The Road Again

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

The phrase hitting the road can have different meaning these days with rash of layoffs, cutbacks, right-sizing and so forth that are hitting companies of all sizes include IT manufacturer, services, media and even analysts firms of the like of giant Gartner (who also canceled some of their upcoming shows/conferences) ...

Tiered Communication and Media Venues

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Someone recently ask me what have I been doing as they had not seen or heard anything from me in a longtime on the web which had me a bit puzzled. Then it dawned on me, perhaps the person was focused on reading or following just one of the ...