Best Practices for Energy Efficient Storage

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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Data center energy efficiency solutions span the spectrum from more efficient rack placement and alternative cooling methods to server and storage virtualization technologies. The SNIA’s Green Storage Initiative was formed to identify and promote energy efficiency solutions specifically relating to data storage. This document is the first iteration of the SNIA GSI’s recommendations for maximizing utilization of data center storage assets while reducing overall power consumption. We plan to expand and update the content over time to include new energy-related storage
technologies as well as SNIA-generated metrics for evaluating energy efficiency in storage product selection.

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