The Green and Virtual Data Center

Greg Schulz

January 26, 2009 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 396 Pages - 85 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420086669 - CAT# AU6669


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  • Explores how to create and sustain a next-generation virtual data center
  • Addresses multiple green technologies and practices for the entire IT data center
  • Describes design and implementation tradeoffs using various best practices and technologies to sustain application and business growth while maximizing resources
  • Explains how server and storage virtualization, clustering, performance and capacity planning, energy efficiency, and environmentally friendly IT can support a diversity of applications and high-performance computing
  • Provides real-world perspectives, tips, recommendations, blueprints, and case studies on enabling a green IT data center infrastructure


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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