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By Toby Velte, Anthony Velte, Robert Elsenpeter

Decrease the environmental and budgetary impression of your IT infrastructureThis groundbreaking paintings deals an entire roadmap for integrating environmentally sound suggestions and applied sciences into your info platforms structure. eco-friendly IT explains the best way to undertake a business-driven eco-friendly initiative and offers a close implementation plan. you will discover thoughts for decreasing strength wishes, paying for strength from replacement resources, using virtualization applied sciences, and coping with sustainable improvement. Case stories highlighting profitable eco-friendly IT initiatives at significant agencies are integrated. retain your IT division and your company within the green--both environmentally and financially--with support from this entire guide.Work inside of present worldwide projects and criteria for e-wasteMinimize energy utilization and use replacement cooling tools on your datacenterTransition your place of work right into a paperless environmentEquip your company with eco-friendly undefined, together with EPEAT-, RoHS-, and effort STAR-certified machinesImplement effective datacenter layout when it comes to power intake, cooling, server configuration, consolidation, cabling, redundancy, and moreVirtualize servers and garage utilizing the most recent applied sciences from VMware, Microsoft, Compellent, Incipient, and othersMeasure present datacenter potency utilizing present metrics, and music growth with enterprise Intelligence toolsEstablish a eco-friendly provide chainExplore the software program as a carrier (SaaS) version deal with ongoing compliance and sustainable progress

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5 percent of the nation’s electrical power, as shown next—US EPA, 2007. That’s barely enough to even show up on a pie chart, but it still equates to about 61 billion kWh per year. That’s twice as much power as was consumed five years ago, and that number will double again by 2011 to more than 100 billion kWh. IT consumption All other US power consumption Unless CIOs do something to change that trend, 100 billion kWh will require the equivalent of 15 new power plants to be constructed. It would churn out as much as 47 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Symantec Corp. released a study that revealed almost 75 percent of datacenter managers do, in fact, have an interest in adopting a strategic green center initiative, but only one in seven has actually done so—Symantec, October 2007. 3 Copyright © 2008 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. Click here for terms of use. 4 Part I: Trends and Reasons to Go Green The reason is obvious—money. Although datacenter managers want to save the environment, they also want to save money. In fact, it’s the old business adage that says to be successful, you have to save money and maintain performance.

The act’s intent is to provide cost-free recycling opportunities to consumers. ” The larger goal of the act is to decrease the amount of hazardous materials entering the municipal solid waste stream. Chapter 2: Current Initiatives and Standards 29 PART I FIGURE 2-2 Several states have already adopted their own e-waste legislation. Cell Phone Takeback and Recycling AB 2901 requires some of California’s largest cellular telephone retailers to take back used cellular telephones at no cost to the consumer.

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