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The Greening of IT: How Companies Can Make a Difference for the Environment by John Lamb

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3 Collaboration Is Key for Green IT

“The recent focus on energy efficient computing has forced tech giants in Silicon Valley to collaborate more than ever before.”

—Consulting Firm Grove Associates, October 2007

To meet the challenge for effective green IT, collaboration is a must. Green data center technology covers a broad spectrum, from efficient cooling towers and variable speed blowers to the use of energy-efficient IT systems, such as virtual servers, blade centers, and virtual data storage. Significant contributors to the collaboration team include IT technology vendors, data center design businesses, infrastructure technology providers, energy utilities, and governments. This chapter includes descriptions on how to help make this collaboration ...

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