The Green and Virtual Data Center

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Januar 2009



A green and virtual data center relies on the efficient usage of underlying physical resources to achieve energy savings. This book provides strategies and blueprints for enabling and deploying environmentally friendly next-generation data centers.


GREEN IT AND THE GREEN GAP-REAL OR VIRTUAL? IT Data Center Economic and Ecological Sustainment The Many Faces of Green-Environmental and Economic The Growing Green Gap: Misdirected Messaging, Opportunities for Action IT Data Center "Green" Myths and Realties PCFE Trends, Issues, Drivers, and Related Factors Closing the Green Gap for IT Data Centers Summary Energy-Efficient and Ecologically Friendly Data Centers Electric Power and Cooling Challenges Electrical Power-Supply and Demand Distribution Determining Your Energy Usage From Energy Avoidance to Efficiency Energy Efficiency Incentives, Rebates, and Alternative Energy Sources PCFE and Environmental Health and Safety Standards Summary NEXT-GENERATION VIRTUAL DATA CENTERS What Defines a Next-Generation and Virtual Data Center? Why Virtualize a Data Center? Virtualization Beyond Consolidation-Enabling Transparency Components of a Virtual Data Center Summary IT Infrastructure Resource Management Common IRM Activities Data Security (Logical and Physical Data Protection and Availability for Virtual Environments Data Protection Management and Event Correlation Server, Storage, and Network Resource Management Summary Measurement, Metrics, and Management of IT Resources Data Center-Related Metrics Different Metrics for Different Audiences Measuring Performance and Active Resource Usage Measuring Capacity and Idle Resource Usage Measuring Availability, Reliability, and Serviceability Applying Various Metrics and Measurements Sources for Metrics, Benchmarks, and Simulation Tools Summary TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENABLING GREEN AND VIRTUAL DATA CENTERS Highly Effective Data Center Facilities and Habitats for Technology Data Center Challenges and Issues What Makes up a Data Center Data Center Electrical Power and Energy Management Cooling, HVAC, Smoke and Fire Suppression Data Center Location Virtual Data Centers Today and Tomorrow Cloud Computing, Out-Sourced, and Managed Services Data Center Tips and Actions Summary Servers-Physical, Virtual, and Software Server Issues and Challenges Fundamentals of Physical Servers Types, Categories, and Tiers Of Servers Clusters and Grids Summary Data Storage-Disk, Tape, Optical, and Memory Data Storage Trends, Challenges, and Issues Addressing PCFE Storage Issues Data Life Cycle and Access Patterns Tiered Storage-Balancing Application Service with PCFE Requirements Data and Storage Security Data Footprint Reduction-Techniques and Best Practices Countering Underutilized Storage Capacity Storage Virtualization-Aggregate, Emulate, Migrate Comparing Storage Energy Efficiency and Effectiveness Benchmarking Summary Networking with Your Servers and Storage I/O and Networking Demands And Challenges Fundamentals and Components Tiered Access for Servers and Storage-Local and Remot Abstracting Distance for Virtual Data Centers Virtual I/O and I/O Virtualization Virtualization and Management Tool Topics Summary APPLYING WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED Putting Together a Green and Virtual Data Center Implementing a Green and Virtual Data Center PCFE and Green Areas of Opportunity Summary Wrap-up and Closing Comments Where We Have Been Where We Are Going-Emerging Technologies and Trends How We Can Get There-Best Practices and Tips Chapter and Book Summary Appendix A: Where to Learn More Appendix B: Checklists and Tips Glossary Index


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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
EAN: 9781420086669
ISBN: 1420086669
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CRC PR INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2009
Seitenanzahl: 376 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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