Designing Green Networks and Network Operations: Saving Run-the-Engine Costs

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CRC Press, Jun 6, 2011 - Business & Economics - 455 pages

In recent years, socio-political trends toward environmental responsibility and the pressing need to reduce Run-the-Engine (RTE) costs have resulted in the concept of Green IT. Although a significant amount of energy is used to operate routing, switching, and transmission equipment, comparatively less attention has been paid to Green Networking. A clear and concise introduction to green networks and green network operations, Designing Green Networks and Network Operations: Saving Run-the-Engine Costs guides you through the techniques available to achieve efficiency goals for corporate and carrier networks, including deploying more efficient hardware, blade form-factor routers and switches, and pursuing consolidation, virtualization, and network and cloud computing.

The book:

  • Delineates techniques to minimize network power, cooling, floor space, and online storage while optimizing service performance, capacity, and availability
  • Discusses virtualization, network computing, and Web services as approaches for green data centers and networks
  • Emphasizes best practices and compliance with international standards for green operations
  • Extends the green data center techniques to the networking environment
  • Incorporates green principles in the intranet, extranet, and the entire IT infrastructures
  • Reviews networking, power management, HVAC and CRAC basics
  • Presents methodical steps toward a seamless migration to Green IT and Green Networking
 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction and Overview
Has Already Had a Major Greening Impact
A Networking Primer
References
Common Information Systems
Conversion of Units
Home Energy
Power Management Basics
OperationsNodes
ThreePhase Power
References
References
Glossary
Index
Copyright

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Daniel Minoli has been a network consultant to Teleport, DVI Communications, and Bellcore. recently played a key role in the foundation of two networking companies: Global Nautical Networks, a provider of mobile Internet and data services to marinas, and InfoPort Communications Group, an optical and Gigabit Ethernet metropolitan carrier. He has also taught at New York University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Carnegie-Mellon University, and Monmounth University. An author of best-selling books on telecommunications and data communications, he has written columns for ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, and Network Computing. He is the author of Telecommunications Handbook, Second Edition, also published by Artech House.

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