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:
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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Table of Contents
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.