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Green Storage

For all the talk about green storage, the power-saving initiative remains more of a server issue than a disk storage issue. But that may change quickly, due to the rapidly increasing rate of data growth and the continuing energy pinch. Experts agree that it's only a matter of time before storage becomes the No. 1 consumer of power in the data center. Still, green storage is more of a dollar issue than an environmental one. And while power and cooling issues are gaining in importance in the storage world, the strategies pursued by storage managers to become more environmentally friendly will likely continue to be driven by dollar signs.