Green storage quiz

The concept of green storage is steadily gaining momentum in the industry. With energy costs on the rise, storage administrators are looking to green storage technologies to help run their data centers more efficiently. But how much do you really know about this important topic?

The concept of green storage is steadily gaining momentum in the industry. With energy costs on the rise, storage administrators are looking to green storage technologies to help run their data centers more efficiently. But how much do you really know about this important topic?

1. This is a repository for the storage, management and dissemination of data in which the mechanical, lighting, electrical and computer systems are designed for maximum energy efficiency and environmental impact.
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2. What should be the first step when looking at greening your storage?
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3. How do people get huge efficiency gains by consolidating servers onto fewer platforms?
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4. What can you do to reduce power consumption in your existing storage environment?
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5. What factors, other than power costs, are forcing organizations to rethink their TCO analyses?
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6. This is a combination of technologies, practices and policies that lead to lower and more efficient energy use.
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7. The amount of energy consumed by servers and data centers, including storage, has doubled in the last five years. How much is it supposed to rise in the next five years, and how much is it expected to cost annually?
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This was first published in April 2008
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