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Green IT: Reduce Your Information System's Environmental Impact While Adding to the Bottom Line

By: Toby Velte, Anthony Velte and Robert C Elsenpeter

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Nov 2008 | #179041 | ISBN-13: 9780071599238
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Reduce the environmental and budgetary impact of your IT infrastructure This groundbreaking work offers a complete roadmap for integrating environmentally sound techniques and technologies into your Information Systems architecture. Green IT explains how to adopt a business-driven green initiative and provides a detailed implementation plan. You will find strategies for reducing power needs, procuring energy from alternative sources, utilizing virtualization technologies, and managing sustainable development. Case studies highlighting successful green IT projects at major organizations are included. Keep your IT department and your organization in the green-both environmentally and financially-with help from this comprehensive guide.

Work within current global initiatives and standards for e-wasteMinimize power usage and use alternative cooling methods in your datacenterTransition your office into a paperless environmentEquip your organization with green hardware, including EPEAT-, RoHS-, and ENERGY STAR-certified machinesImplement efficient datacenter design in terms of energy consumption, cooling, server configuration, consolidation, cabling, redundancy, and moreVirtualize servers and storage using the latest technologies from VMware, Microsoft, Compellent, Incipient, and othersMeasure existing datacenter efficiency using current metrics, and track progress with Business Intelligence toolsEstablish a green supply chainExplore the Software as a Service (SaaS) model Manage ongoing compliance and sustainable growth


Part I: Trends and Reasons to Go Green Chapter 1. Overview and Issues Chapter 2. Current Initiatives and Standards Part II: Consumption Issues Chapter 3. Minimizing power usage Chapter 4. Cooling Part III: What You Can Do Chapter 5. Changing the Way We Work Chapter 6. Going Paperless Chapter 7. Recycling Chapter 8. Hardware Considerations Part IV: Case Studies Chapter 9. Technology Businesses Chapter 10. Other Organizations Part V: The Greening Process Chapter 11. Datacenter Design and Redesign Chapter 12. Virtualization Chapter 13. Greening Your Information Systems Chapter 14. Staying Green

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Toby J. Velte, Ph.D., MCSE+I, CCNA, CCDA is CEO of FireSummit, Inc., an innovative network services firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is co-author of the best-selling Cisco: A Beginner's Guide. Toby Velte, Ph.D., MCSE+I, CCNA and Anthony Velte, CCNA, MCSE, (St. Paul, MN) are the co-founders of Velte Systems Inc. (VSI) and is the co-authors of Windows NT Enterprise Networking. Toby Velte is also the co-author of Cisco: A Beginner's Guide. Robert C. Elsenpeter is an author, Web content writer, and award-winning journalist.

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