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Vol. 7 No. 10 December 2008

New realities of green IT: STORAGE BIN 2.0

You can talk about green until you're blue in the face, but IT needs to communicate the power of efficiency. Green business initiatives are for the long haul: most users think their company's current green initiatives will impact the business for at least 20 years. They believe corporate green initiatives are substantial and truly matter to the overall well-being of their organization. But the long-range impact can be negative for IT. Think of it this way. Business folks fund and lead most corporate green initiatives, and almost all of them require significant organizational change to be effective. IT is often doomed to be caught in the crossfire of so-called green plans unless it's aligned with overall business goals. Research tells us that IT may not be fully cognizant of the far-reaching implications of these initiatives. Green IT isn't just reducing power and cooling costs in the data center; it's about advanced functions such as telepresence, telecommuting, compliance, security and radical business process reengineering. ...

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Features in this issue

  • LTO-4 gains favor among tape drive buyers

  • How your SAN will evolve

    We asked storage vendors, industry analysts and technologists serving on storage industry associations about where they saw the SAN heading. There may not be sweeping architectural changes in five years, but there will be changes in the basic building blocks of the SAN infrastructure: networks and protocols; switches; storage arrays, disks and controllers; and SAN management.

  • "I second that VMotion," say replication vendors

    Replication vendors are finding new avenues for their technology by leveraging VMware's VMotion technology.

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