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Energy Efficiency in the Data Center

There is no such thing as a data recession which means more data needs to be processed, moved and stored for longer periods of time. However, given IT footprint constraints including power, cooling, floor-space, performance and capacity along with tight or shrinking budgets, the squeeze is on to do more with what you have or with less. Consequently, there is a shifting focus from tactical energy avoidance to strategic energy efficiency focus which includes doing more work, processing data and storing more information in a smaller IT footprint. This "Energy Efficiency in the Data Center" podcast sponsored by Adaptec looks at current issues and opportunities for channel professionals.

Topics and discussion points include among others:

  • Difference between storage optimization for performance and capacity
  • How to gain insight and measure storage energy efficiency vs. energy avoidance
  • Opportunities for channel professionals to help their clients become more efficient
  • Various techniques and technologies to boost energy efficiency and productivity
  • VAR and customer pain points that can be addressed with Adaptec solutions


Greg Schulz Founder and Sr. Analyst, StorageIO As founder of the independent IT analyst and consultancy firm StorageIO, Mr. Schulz has worked for IT organizations involved with applications, server, and storage networking before joining the vendor community. Later Greg joined an industry analyst firm before forming StorageIO. He is author of the books "The Green and Virtual Data Center" (CRC) "Resilient Storage Networks - Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures" (Elsevier). His blog is and twitter @storageio. Jon Flower Vice President of Technology, Adaptec Mr. Flower is responsible for developing and implementing new technologies that solve I/O storage problems for hosted service providers, enterprise data centers, OEMs and developers. Before joining Adaptec, Jon was the Vice President of Architecture at Tricord and prior to that, the Vice President of Engineering at Pixion. Mr. Flower holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from California Institute of Technology.
Adaptec, Inc.
03 Dec 2009
Dec 3, 2009

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