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
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