Overview: “A green and virtual data center relies on the efficient usage of underlying physical resources to achieve energy savings. Green servers, storage, and networks deliver the performance, availability, and responsiveness for all types of application needs and requirements.
This book provides strategies and blueprints for enabling and deploying environmentally friendly next-generation data centers. Addressing multiple technology domains and disciplines, it looks at design and implementation tradeoffs using various best practices and technologies to sustain application and business growth while maximizing resources, such as power, cooling, floor space, storage, server performance, and network capacity. The book shows how to make server and storage virtualization energy efficient and still be able to support a diversity of high-performance applications. It also explores performance and capacity planning in a virtual environment that supports resource-demanding applications, such as OLTP and streaming media.”
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→ Visit the Data center facilities pro blog
→ Visit the SearchDataCenter.com website
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→ IT Definitions: Green Data Center (visit the Data Center Glossary and Green Technology Terms Glossary for more)
→ E-Book: The Green Data Center: Energy-Efficient Computing in the 21st Century
→ Author Q&A: Closing the green gap (Chapter 1 in PDF available)
→ Article: Data center industry unites to drag LEED into green IT
→ Article: Green Grid tool assesses free cooling potential
→ Blog: Confused by green data centers? Don’t be.
→ Blog: Sorting through data center utility rebates
→ Blog: Top ten industry demands from Data Center Pulse
→ Blog: Green Grid Postmortem: Successes and the work ahead
→ Webcast: Going Green Speakers Panel by SearchDataCenter
→ Quiz: Greening the cube farm