Green Storage Products: Efficiency with ENERGY STAR. SNIA Emerald Program and Beyond (2011)

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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This tutorial will cover storage-specific topics related to energy-efficiency and outline the current state of the industry. We will discuss a range of technologies that are currently considered "green storage" and the components of modern storage systems that impact energy consumption. We will discuss the SNIA Emerald program metrics used for measuring, managing and designing for power in storage systems. We will also outline ongoing efforts by the EPA ENERGY STAR® program and in the SNIA Green Storage Technical Work Group (TWG) to standardize metrics for measuring storage systems.

Learning Objectives

Understand the storage-specific aspects of 'green' (especially energy and power) for storage components and aggregated products (e.g. arrays, controllers, appliances) •
Outline considerations in how to measure and model storage energy and power; identify technologies that might reduce the ongoing energy costs of reliably maintaining data
Overview SNIA Emerald storage power efficiency metrics
Review other ongoing efforts to establish metrics and standards for more energy efficient storage.