The Green and Virtual Data Center

  • 5h 44m
  • Greg Schulz
  • CRC Press
  • 2009

The Green and Virtual Data Center sets aside the political aspects of what is or is not considered green, to instead examine the opportunities for organizations that want to sustain economical growth that is environmental-friendly. If you believe or are willing to entertain the idea that IT infrastructure resources configured and deployed in a highly virtualized manner can be combined with other techniques and technologies to achieve simplified and cost-effective delivery of IT services in a clean green profitable manner, this book is for you.

Through its pages, savvy industry veteran Greg Schulz provides real-world insight in 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 as well as data footprint reduction
  • Cloud-based storage and computing
  • Intelligent and adaptive power management
  • Server, storage, and networking virtualization
  • Tiered servers; storage, network, and data centers
  • Energy avoidance and energy efficiency

Many technologies exist now, and others are emerging, that can enable a green and efficient virtual data center to support and sustain business growth with reasonable return on investment. This book present 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.

In this Book

  • IT Data Center Economic and Ecological Sustainment
  • Energy-Efficient and Ecologically Friendly Data Centers
  • What Defines a Next-Generation and Virtual Data Center?
  • IT Infrastructure Resource Management
  • Measurement, Metrics, and Management of IT Resources
  • 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
  • Putting Together a Green and Virtual Data Center
  • Wrap-up and Closing Comments
  • Glossary