Save the planet, and save money too!
The information economy depends on the old energy economy. Without the electricity that powers computer and communications systems, no IT business could function. Moreover, computers use a lot of electricity. Much of the world's electricity is generated in coal- or gas-fired power stations. So the more electricity computers use, the bigger their carbon footprint.Forward planning
Information is vital to how you understand your customers and increase your sales. Almost certainly, this information will be stored and updated in vast data centres that are heavy consumers of electricity. The issue of climate change has increased the pressure on both governments and corporations to do more to reduce their carbon emissions and to protect the environment. Economic growth in India and China, which is expected to lead to increased competition for the world's energy resources, compounds the problem. This is why it is important to prepare your business for the future, by adopting a more energy efficient approach towards data storage.Valuable know-how
Technological advances are only part of the equation. If you want to green your data centre, you will need to come up with a plan and to be able to implement it. Involving your employees in the process is crucial, and the culture within your organisation will have to change as well. This book tells you the most important steps you have to take to make your data storage more environmentally friendly. By following the author's expert advice, you can lower your organisation's energy consumption and therefore reduce your overheads.
Benefits to business include:
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Table of Contents
- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS “ENERGY EFFICIENCY”?
- CHAPTER 2: PROCESSES AND PLANNING
- CHAPTER 3: APPLICATIONS AND DATA
- CHAPTER 4: BROAD THEMES
- CHAPTER 5: IT HARDWARE
- CHAPTER 6: FACILITIES – ELECTRICAL
- CHAPTER 7: FACILITIES – COOLING
- CHAPTER 8: SELECTING A DATA CENTER LOCATION
- CHAPTER 9: MONITORING AND REPORTING
- CHAPTER 10: CONCLUSION
- APPENDIX: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
- ITG RESOURCES
- Title: Greening the Data Center: A Pocket Guide
- Release date: April 2009
- Publisher(s): IT Governance Publishing
- ISBN: 9781849281317