Foundation of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center

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Pearson Education, Aug 10, 2009 - Computers - 352 pages
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“This book comprehensively discusses design considerations for the truly energy efficient data center.”

Scott Davis, Chief Data Center Architect, Office of the CTO, VMware, Inc.

This Book Isn’t About “Evangelizing” Green It:

It’s About Getting Down in the Trenches and Making It Work

In Foundations of Green IT, a team of leading Green IT consultants presents the detailed technical information data center professionals need to systematically identify the right improvements, implement them, maximize savings, and accurately calculate business value.

Marty Poniatowski and his team present comprehensive case studies reflecting their unsurpassed Green IT experience, complete with detailed implementation diagrams and performance information. You’ll find independent, detailed coverage of solutions from HP, VMware, EMC, Cisco, and other leading vendors, with optimized sample designs and realistic ROI projections. Whether you’re a CIO or IT director, architect or administrator, if you want to improve IT efficiency, this is your definitive resource.

Three comprehensive, start-to-finish case studies

Analyze current environments, set goals, define implementation plans, and calculate ROI for:

• Server and desktop consolidation and virtualization

• Data center backup/recovery/archiving, including replication

• Networking, including VoIP background

Plus practical coverage of these Green IT topics:

• Designing data centers for greater efficiency and lower power usage

• Leveraging cloud computing

• Consolidating Microsoft SQL Server instances

• Reducing PC-related power usage and waste

About CDI, the company behind this book:

This book was written collaboratively by many CDI technical experts, led by Marty Poniatowski. CDI is an infrastructure services firm with practices focusing on virtualization, storage, networking, data center design, and other ”green” services. It has clients in all industries, notably financial services, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare.


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Existing Backup and Recovery Analysis with Backup
The Enhanced Backup and Recovery Solution
Backup Recovery and Archive ROI Analysis
Data Replication and Disk Technology Advancements
Introduction to Part III
Existing Network Analysis with Discovery
Voice over Internet Protocol VoIP
Introduction to Part IV

Desktop Virtualization
Introduction to Part II
The Green Data Center

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About the author (2009)

Marty Poniatowski is the Chief Technology Officer managing all pre-sales and consulting technical experts at Computer Design and Integration LLC. Marty leads the Professional Services Group, which includes numerous practices that perform project-related consulting as well as staff augmentation. The pre-sales team of experts craft complex solutions for customers using the latest available technologies.

Marty is responsible not only for the teams he manages but also keeping abreast of all industry trends and technologies. Foundations of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center was written in conjunction with many members of Marty’s technical staff. This book covers all key technologies that CDI implements in client environments, including many key assessments that result in a quick ROI.

Prior to joining CDI, Marty was a Principal Solution Architect and a published author with Hewlett-Packard Company for 20 years in the New York area. He has worked with hundreds of Hewlett-Packard customers in media and entertainment, consulting services, Internet startups, and manufacturing.

Marty began his career as an Electrical Design Engineer on military computer systems at United Technologies Corporation. He performed numerous designs in this position, including his first chip-level design. Before joining HP, Marty was the manager of a design group at startup Canaan Computer Corporation. Marty performed chip and board level computer design and managed the design group in this position.

Marty has been widely published in computer industry trade publications, including over 50 articles on various computer-related topics. He is also the author of 16 Prentice-Hall and one self-published book on computer- related topics.

Marty holds an M.S. in Information Systems from New York University (NYU) Polytechnic Institute (NY, NY), an M.S. in Management from the University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Roger Williams University (Bristly, RI).

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