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Greening the Data Center: A Pocket Guide by George Spafford

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PREFACE

IT organizations are under intense pressure to manage the power consumed by data centers and the resulting cooling demands. To address these needs, IT must properly blend people, processes and technology to create solutions.

In my first Green IT pocket guide, we reviewed governance and processes for Green IT. In this guide we will provide a sample of technical improvement opportunities at a high level. Our intent is to foster discussions in your own organization around what should be done first, second, third and so on. The result of this should be a technical implementation roadmap that supports the objectives of Green IT.

Indeed, most data centers will not suffer from a lack of opportunities to improve. What is needed is careful ...

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