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This article is part of the Vol. 7 No. 9 November 2008 issue of Salaries rise, but storage jobs get tougher
Power and cooling isn't just a data center problem. Try these eight tips for reducing consumption. as IT organizations continue to grow in size and complexity, an inevitable challenge is keeping various parts of the company from working at cross purposes. Keeping groups in synch and aligned means having common goals and metrics. This becomes an even bigger challenge when reaching beyond IT. Such is the case with issues relating to the data center. Much has been made of data center power and cooling consumption and limitations that have only been exacerbated with the rise in energy prices. Organizations such as the Uptime Institute talk about a crisis in the data center, while research firm Gartner Inc. reports that data center managers rank power and cooling as their top priorities. However, for many organizations there's a wide gap between the chief concerns of data center managers and those most important to IT directors. Each one is guided by different metrics and, for the most part, tends to march to a different drummer. Therefore, it's not surprising to... Access >>>
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It's time to pay attention to storage power use: Best Practices
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