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Measuring the benefits from green computing

It would seem that all leading firms in the IT arena are clamouring right now to establish their green and environmentally friendly credentials to today’s and tomorrow’s’ purchasers of essential IT such as servers and other devices that go into datacentres.

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It would seem that all leading firms in the IT arena are clamouring right now to establish their green and environmentally friendly credentials to today’s and tomorrow’s’ purchasers of essential IT such as servers and other devices that go into datacentres.

Green computing can bring about power and cooling savings that businesses are crying out for but in this green stampede, one element has often been overlooked: how do you actually measure these power and cooling benefits? What standards can you apply in order to see just how effective your investment in the latest datacentre technologies has been? What are the measurement tools that you can use?

This podcast will show what strategies you can take to do this effectively. It will:

  • Highlight the current datacentre landscape and how green computing can benefit datacentres

  • Put forward the business benefits from adopting a measured approach and applying rigourous measurement criteria

  • Explain what technical resources are need in order to apply such measurements

  • Hear the personal experiences of those actively involved in measuring the power savings that green datacentres can bring

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    This was first published in December 2007

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