Hey cloud dwellers, I’m from the government and I’m here to help…

This was originally posted here, on the EqualLogic
Storage@Work blog.

There are plenty of challenges ahead to make data centers greener. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken a large interest in the energy efficiency of Internet data centers. With an expected huge surge in cloud computing, it's very smart to start figuring out ways to keep our information infrastructure from consuming more energy then necessary.

Computerworld had a news piece today on their plans to help create comparison metrics for data centers so they can be awarded the Energy Star seal.

Vendors are doing things too. In my previous post, I welcomed Fujitsu to the Green Grid.

Here's a link to a video with Dell engineering manager Tom Garvens, who discusses the energy saving designs of Dell's M-series blade chassis products. Products like this would be a great way to control energy consumption.

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