We’ve discussed the topic of data center energy management in numerous posts, and we’ve talked about a Green Data Center Maturity Model. If the topic of energy efficiency in the data center is of interest to you (and it should be) I’d like to recommend an excellent resource for you.
Cisco is conducting a webinar next Thursday, 8/21/2008 focused on the topic of data center energy efficiency.¬† This will be available online for free.¬†¬† I had the pleasure of viewing the entire feature in advance of the public release, and the relevance of the content to this topic make this an hour well spent.¬† You can see a preview now at this link.
In this webinar, you will hear a great overview of the current state of this problem and some history explaining how we got to this point.¬† You’ll be introduced to some free resources for analysis and planning of energy efficiency in your data center, including planning for carbon footprint targets.¬† Also included are descriptions of new developments in storage, switching, and server technology as related to energy efficiency.¬† It even features Doug Gourlay, and who doesn’t like to hear Doug talk (there’s a plug for you, Buddy)?¬† In short, this hour contains a wealth of quick-hit information that should be top-of-mind for anyone tasked to address this problem.
I recommend you watch the webinar and I hope you find it useful.