Green IT: Thrifty CIOs should make it a priority – Silicon.com
A major contributor to this issue is the lack of understanding among many IT professionals about the best way to optimise energy-saving processes. A recent study revealed that 83 per cent of server managers admitted they do not have an adequate grasp of server utilisation. Nearly two-thirds said they relied on manual checks to find unused servers, or waited until something was broken.
Data Centers Focus on Greener Power – Data Center Knowledge
With carbon regulation looming on the horizon, companies with extensive data center operations are taking a harder look at the origin of their power, and its implications in a regulated environment.
Supported by the Ontario Power Authority, Toronto Hydro will provide $300 for each measurable peak kilowatt reduced from improvements in new or existing data centers. Toronto Hydro’s DCIP helps customers cut their electricity use, resulting in immediate and on-going financial savings through reduced power consumption, as well as associated environmental benefits such as reduced carbon emissions.
Vendors Enhance the Sase for Solid State Disks – Channel Insider
Two new vendor initiatives are attempting to strengthen and enhance the business case for solid-state storage and the opportunities available to the channel. Texas Memory Systems has set new SPC-1 records for flash storage performance and value, and Dataram Corporation (www.dataram.com) has released a tech alert outlining the business benefits of solid-state storage appliances.
Going Green with Enterprise Fax Over IP – TMCnet.com
And according to Brine, the cost of not moving to FoIP with a VoIP network eventually could cost companies more money, considering that standalone fax machines add cost, inefficiency and risk with their document delivery requirements.