Storage area networks and green data centers
System storage networking products and their deployment in large enterprise data centers significantly participate in the rapid growth of floorspace, power, and cooling resources.
In this chapter, we briefly introduce the concepts of a green data center strategy and how a storage area network (SAN) and IBM Storage align with the green goal. In addition, we also describe the IBM smarter data center that facilitates the evolution of energy-efficient operations.
11.1 Data center constraints
Many data centers ...