The Green and Virtual Data Center / Edition 1

The Green and Virtual Data Center / Edition 1

by Greg Schulz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420086669

ISBN-13: 9781420086669

Pub. Date: 01/26/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Green and Virtual Data Center sets aside the political aspects of what is or is not considered green to instead focus on the opportunities for organizations that want to sustain environmentally-friendly economical growth. If you are willing to believe that IT infrastructure resources deployed in a highly virtualized manner can be combined with

Overview

The Green and Virtual Data Center sets aside the political aspects of what is or is not considered green to instead focus on the opportunities for organizations that want to sustain environmentally-friendly economical growth. If you are willing to believe that IT infrastructure resources deployed in a highly virtualized manner can be combined with other technologies to achieve simplified and cost-effective delivery of services in a green, profitable manner, this book is for you.

Savvy industry veteran Greg Schulz provides real-world insight, addressing best practices, server, software, storage,
networking, and facilities issues concerning any current or next-generation virtual data center that relies on underlying physical infrastructures. Coverage includes:

  • Energy and data footprint reduction
  • Cloud-based storage and computing
  • Intelligent and adaptive power management
  • Server, storage, and networking virtualization
  • Tiered servers and storage, network, and data centers
  • Energy avoidance and energy efficiency
  • Many current and emerging technologies can enable a green and efficient virtual data center to support and sustain business growth with a reasonable return on investment. This book presents virtually all critical IT technologies and techniques to discuss the interdependencies that need to be supported to enable a dynamic, energy-efficient, economical, and environmentally-friendly green IT data center. This is a path that every organization must ultimately follow.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781420086669
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    01/26/2009
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    396
    Product dimensions:
    6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

    Table of Contents

    GREEN IT AND THE GREEN GAP-REAL OR VIRTUAL?

    IT Data Center Economic and Ecological Sustainment

    The Many Faces of Green—Environmental and Economic

    The Growing Green Gap: Misdirected Messaging, Opportunities for Action

    IT Data Center “Green” Myths and Realties

    PCFE Trends, Issues, Drivers, and Related Factors

    Closing the Green Gap for IT Data Centers

    Summary

    Energy-Efficient and Ecologically Friendly Data Centers

    Electric Power and Cooling Challenges

    Electrical Power—Supply and Demand Distribution

    Determining Your Energy Usage

    From Energy Avoidance to Efficiency

    Energy Efficiency Incentives, Rebates, and Alternative Energy Sources

    PCFE and Environmental Health and Safety Standards

    Summary

    NEXT-GENERATION VIRTUAL DATA CENTERS

    What Defines a Next-Generation and Virtual Data Center?

    Why Virtualize a Data Center?

    Virtualization Beyond Consolidation—Enabling Transparency

    Components of a Virtual Data Center

    Summary

    IT Infrastructure Resource Management

    Common IRM Activities

    Data Security (Logical and Physical

    Data Protection and Availability for Virtual Environments

    Data Protection Management and Event Correlation

    Server, Storage, and Network Resource Management

    Summary

    Measurement, Metrics, and Management of IT Resources

    Data Center-Related Metrics

    Different Metrics for Different Audiences

    Measuring Performance and Active Resource Usage

    Measuring Capacity and Idle Resource Usage

    Measuring Availability, Reliability, and Serviceability

    Applying Various Metrics and Measurements

    Sources for Metrics, Benchmarks, and Simulation Tools

    Summary

    TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENABLING GREEN AND VIRTUAL DATA CENTERS

    Highly Effective Data Center Facilities and Habitats for Technology

    Data Center Challenges and Issues

    What Makes up a Data Center

    Data Center Electrical Power and Energy Management

    Cooling, HVAC, Smoke and Fire Suppression

    Data Center Location

    Virtual Data Centers Today and Tomorrow

    Cloud Computing, Out-Sourced, and Managed Services

    Data Center Tips and Actions

    Summary

    Servers—Physical, Virtual, and Software

    Server Issues and Challenges

    Fundamentals of Physical Servers

    Types, Categories, and Tiers Of Servers

    Clusters and Grids

    Summary

    Data Storage—Disk, Tape, Optical, and Memory

    Data Storage Trends, Challenges, and Issues

    Addressing PCFE Storage Issues

    Data Life Cycle and Access Patterns

    Tiered Storage—Balancing Application Service with PCFE Requirements

    Data and Storage Security

    Data Footprint Reduction—Techniques and Best Practices

    Countering Underutilized Storage Capacity

    Storage Virtualization—Aggregate, Emulate, Migrate

    Comparing Storage Energy Efficiency and Effectiveness

    Benchmarking

    Summary

    Networking with Your Servers and Storage

    I/O and Networking Demands And Challenges

    Fundamentals and Components

    Tiered Access for Servers and Storage—Local and Remot

    Abstracting Distance for Virtual Data Centers

    Virtual I/O and I/O Virtualization

    Virtualization and Management Tool Topics

    Summary

    APPLYING WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

    Putting Together a Green and Virtual Data Center

    Implementing a Green and Virtual Data Center

    PCFE and Green Areas of Opportunity

    Summary

    Wrap-up and Closing Comments

    Where We Have Been

    Where We Are Going—Emerging Technologies and Trends

    How We Can Get There—Best Practices and Tips

    Chapter and Book Summary

    Appendix A: Where to Learn More

    Appendix B: Checklists and Tips

    Glossary

    Index

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