This whitepaper is about enterprise architecture as it pertains to finding and maximizing the business value in greener operations. Higher energy efficiency and a smaller carbon footprint are obvious areas of interest for any business, but how do you balance these goals with productivity, customer service, and all your other business concerns?
The widening disparity between CPU performance and that of storage subsystems has spawned numerous solutions that do not fix the problem. This white paper exposes this fundamental flaw and introduces the means available today to substantively reduce power consumption while improving performance: Fusion-io's flash memory-based storage technology.
This paper encourages all businesses to consider a more formal "green" strategy in regards to client computing and the technology refresh cycle. The timing could not be better. There is also a business case to be made that the 'business as usual' environment could view the "green" initiative as a compelling event unto itself.
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