9780071599238

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071599238

  • ISBN10:

    0071599231

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Reduce the environmental and budgetary impact of your IT infrastructureThis 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-waste Minimize power usage and use alternative cooling methods in your datacenter Transition your office into a paperless environment Equip your organization with green hardware, including EPEAT-, RoHS-, and ENERGY STAR-certified machines Implement efficient datacenter design in terms of energy consumption, cooling, server configuration, consolidation, cabling, redundancy, and more Virtualize servers and storage using the latest technologies from VMware, Microsoft, Compellent, Incipient, and others Measure existing datacenter efficiency using current metrics, and track progress with Business Intelligence tools Establish a green supply chain Explore the Software as a Service (SaaS) model Manage ongoing compliance and sustainable growth

Author Biography

Toby J. Velte, Ph.D., is an internationally bestselling author of business technology articles and books. He is cofounder of Velte Publishing, Inc.

Anthony T. Velte, CISSP, CISA, is cofounder of Velte Publishing Inc., and a bestselling author of a variety of technology books, including Cisco: A Beginners Guide and Microsoft Windows Vista Administration.

Robert Elsenpeter is an award-winning journalist and author of a dozen technology books.

Table of Contents

Trends and Reasons to Go Green
Overview and Issues
Current Initiatives and Standards
Consumption Issues
Minimizing power usage
Cooling
What You Can Do
Changing the Way We Work
Going Paperless
Recycling
Hardware Considerations
Case Studies
Technology Businesses
Other Organizations
The Greening Process
Datacenter Design and Redesign
Virtualization
Greening Your Information Systems
Staying Green
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