These are the kinds of briefings I love: specific information about specific things that are being done to green the data center.
IT services company GlassHouse Technologies has actually produced a white paper based on its experiences with helping clients embrace specific strategies that can help companies take steps toward becoming greener tech citizens. Anish Nadkarni, the principal consultant who wrote the report, says practicality drives this advice nor does size matter when it comes to adopting some of these strategies.
So rather than bleeding edge equipment, you'll hear the GlassHouse team advocating simple things, such as examining server utilization more closely. Or understanding when a software upgrade, such as the Oracle 10G release that includes compression, might impact your organization's efficiency profile. The role of data deduplication and virtualization are also addressed. Of course.
"The way we saw it, these are all things that are essentially on their way to becoming mature," says Nadkarni. "We don't want to push people to the bleeding edge."