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Green IT - Managing your carbon footprint by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

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8 BEATING THE STORAGE BEAST

Nate Anderson, Senior Product Manager at balesio AG, takes a look at how server optimisation can help companies to ‘green’ their IT infrastructure.

The data volume that needs to be saved on a company’s file server is growing at an increasing pace. Not only is the amount of files growing, but also the volume of each single file. More and more data needs to be saved, stored, accessed and archived for longer and longer periods. Despite falling prices for new storage disks, actual company spending for storage continues to increase. Beating the storage beast seems to be mission impossible and related topics like green IT are gaining immense popularity. While green IT solutions are mushrooming, not every solution is ...

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