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This Week on the Green Data Center Management Front

Tuesday Apr 13th 2010 by ServerWatch Staff

Among the big news this week for those looking to make their data center more environmentally friendly: Two IBM POWER7-based servers become the first four-processor systems in the industry to qualify for Energy Star status; NetApp announces plans to have execs, and other on hand to discuss green computing at SNW Spring 2010; and the feds are examining how cloud will save money and energy.

Green computing is as much about saving money as it is about resources. Each Monday, the Enterprise IT Planet Green Blog reports the latest environmental-related IT news. As the list below shows, some significant announcements were made last week.


  • IBM announces that its POWER7-based 750 Express and Power 755 models are the first four-processor systems in the industry to qualify for Energy Star status.
  • NetApp executives, technical experts, and customers will participate in 17 separate sessions at SNW Spring 2010, discussing topics ranging from cloud computing to virtualization. SNW is the world's largest event for IT end users, vendors, and analysts involved in storage, data center, infrastructure and business continuity.
  • The federal government is examining how cloud computing can help agencies modernize outdated information technology systems and save in energy and maintenance costs.

Read this week's News Roundup at the Enterprise IT Planet Green Blog.

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