As I watch more attention be focused on the "green datacenter", I was amazed that I had not yet seen someone talk about a "Smarter Datacenter". A smarter datacenter would reflect the wide range of improvements that one can make within the datacenter, whether it be improved processes, more effficient equipment, facilities improvements, or virtualization. While many of these areas are not even mentioned under energy management solutions, they are all part of making a datacenter smarter, and a "Smarter Datacenter is a Greener Datacenter".
So as we look at quantifying the energy impact of datacenter improvements, it isnt just about more efficient servers, or improved cooling -- its an aggregation of all we do as we work to improve datacenter efficiency, and thus reduce our overall energy impact.
The Internet of Things - Rambling Thoughts by Jim Fletcher
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