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Greening the Data Center: A Pocket Guide by George Spafford

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CHAPTER 2: PROCESSES AND PLANNING

Action without a plan is a recipe for suboptimal results if not outright failure. IT needs to develop an approach that supports the goals of the organization while also providing a means of lowering risks and costs.

The following is an overview of processes that can assist with the planning and execution of data center energy efficiency improvement initiatives.7

Develop situational awareness

The first step is to develop an understanding of what the corporation is doing in terms of a green strategy and what senior management expects of IT in terms of supporting that strategy.

Implement a Green IT process

The best way to manage an ongoing effort is formally to define a process that enables the achievement ...

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