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Crafting a Roadmap for Hybrid IT With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, will discuss how to plan for shifting resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside your existing data center assets. Highlights include anticipating workload, cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides of the firewall, self-service, monitoring, and workload prioritization. Speaker Bio Steven Dreher is the Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, with over 15 years of IT experience. He previously served as the CTO of the Wyoming Supreme Court. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, June 7-9 2016 at New... (more)

Happy Earth Day 2016: Eliminating Digital and Data eWaste | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Happy Earth Day 2016: Eliminating Digital and Data eWaste With Earth Day 2016 on April 22, here are some thoughts about electronic waste (e-waste). For those involved in data management or data infrastructures, the following are six tips to help cut the overhead and resulting impact of digital e-waste and later physical e-waste. Most conversations involving e-waste focus on the physical aspects from disposing of electronics along with later impacts. While physical e-waste is an important topic, let's expand the conversation including other variations of e-waste including digital... (more)

NetSuite's Green Cloud Computing Platform

NetSuite announced a special sales program that makes it easy and cost effective for companies focused on energy-saving "green" technologies and business models to acquire NetSuite's software for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Ecommerce. The new program, which features a first-year 50% discount on the company's full on-demand business suite, is a key part of NetSuite's ongoing effort to enable the "green economy" by recognizing and supporting progressive-minded organizations that want to move their key business computing resources t... (more)

Dell Goes Energy Star 5.0, Unveils Energy Saving Calculator

Dell has unveiled what it calls the broadest line of US EPA Energy Star 5.0-compliant desktops, workstations and portables. According to the company, select configurations of Dell OptiPlex, Dell Precision and Latitude are now Energy Star 5.0 compliant. Almost all of the desktops, workstation and portable products designed by the company today consume less than five watts in a low-power mode, which actually exceeds levels currently set by the EPA for energy efficiency, Dell said. “We are driving energy efficiency across all of our hardware platforms and our compliance with Energ... (more)

How Green is Your Data Center?

Data Center “X” just announced a 2 MegaWatt expansion to their facility in Northern California. A major increase in data center capacity, and a source of great joy for the company. And the source of potentially 714 additional tons of carbon introduced each month into the environment. Many groups and organizations are gathering to address the need to bring our data centers under control. Some are focused on providing marketing value for their members, most others appear genuinely concerned with the amount of power being consumed within data centers, the amount of carbon being produ... (more)

How is Virtualization Green?

Virtualization Magazine Over the years, the heavy reliance on computers and servers has increased exponentially. With that reliance comes an increase in the overall number of machines in service. The server side of the business has ballooned recently to the point where businesses are faced with concerns such as electricity consumption, cooling and space constraints. Although the overall power (or capacity) of servers has grown rapidly over time, the efficient usage of these servers had not. In most organizations, server utilization was in the low double digits. Very few business... (more)