The Green and Virtual Data Center sets aside the political aspects of what is or is not considered green to instead focus on the opportunities for organizations that want to sustain environmentally-friendly economical growth. If you are willing to believe that IT infrastructure resources deployed in a highly virtualized manner can be combined with other technologies to achieve simplified and cost-effective delivery of services in a green, profitable manner, this book is for you.
Savvy industry veteran Greg Schulz provides real-world insight, addressing best practices, server, software, storage, networking, and facilities issues concerning any current or next-generation virtual data center that relies on underlying physical infrastructures. Coverage includes:
Energy and data footprint reduction Cloud-based storage and computing Intelligent and adaptive power management Server, storage, and networking virtualization Tiered servers and storage, network, and data centers Energy avoidance and energy efficiency Many current and emerging technologies can enable a green and efficient virtual data center to support and sustain business growth with a reasonable return on investment. This book presents virtually all critical IT technologies and techniques to discuss the interdependencies that need to be supported to enable a dynamic, energy-efficient, economical, and environmentally-friendly green IT data center. This is a path that every organization must ultimately follow.
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18 October 2019
GREEN IT AND THE GREEN GAP-REAL OR VIRTUAL? IT Data Center Economic and Ecological Sustainment. Energy-Efficient and Ecologically Friendly Data Centers. NEXT-GENERATION VIRTUAL DATA CENTERS. What Defines a Next-Generation and Virtual Data Center? IT Infrastructure Resource Management. Measurement, Metrics, and Management of IT Resources. TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENABLING GREEN AND VIRTUAL DATA CENTERS. Highly Effective Data Center Facilities and Habitats for Technology. Servers-Physical, Virtual, and Software. Data Storage-Disk, Tape, Optical, and Memory. Networking with Your Servers and Storage. APPLYING WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED. Putting Together a Green and Virtual Data Center. Wrap-up and Closing Comments. Appendix A: Where to Learn More. Appendix B: Checklists and Tips. Glossary. Index.
Reviews for The Green and Virtual Data Center
The book reviews the latest developments in facilities, server, storage, networking, and monitoring technologies and provides a roadmap of how each can be used to create next-generation data centers that combine efficiency with scalability . . . Schulz's book provides an excellent primer for those wanting to understand how to create data centers for this new paradigm. --Kurt Marko, in Processor, March 2009, Vol. 31, No. 11 What I like about Schulz's approach is that he doesn't really pass judgment on whether or not you should re-adjust your IT initiatives around some greener-good agenda. He's focused more so on illustrating how some of the technologies you're already considering for the good of your business - virtualization, blade platforms, cloud computing power management - might otherwise be pretty cool for the environment, too. --Heather Clancy, Green Tech Pastures, in ZDNet, February 26, 2009 Greg Schulz has presented a concise and visionary perspective on the Green issues. He has cut through the hype and highlighted where to start and what the options are. A great place to start your green journey and a useful handbook to have as the journey continues. --Greg Brunton, EDS/An HP Company I must admit that I have been slightly skeptical at times, when it comes to what the true value is behind all of the discussions on 'green' technologies in the data center. As someone who has seen both the end user and vendor side of things, I think my skepticism gets heightened more than it normally would be. This book really helped dispel my skepticism. ...extremely well organized and easy to follow. Each chapter has a very good introduction and comprehensive summary. This book could easily serve as a blueprint for organizations to follow when they look for ideas on how to design new data centers. It's a great addition to an IT Bookshelf. --Dr. Steve Guendert, Global Solutions Architect, Brocade Communications