IT Business Edge blogger Arthur Cole asks two questions at the beginning of one of his most recent blog posts: What is the best approach when it comes to green storage and do you go with fewer large-capacity drives or many smaller drives with idling and power-sharing technologies to reduce consumption?
Ultimately, Cole suggests a small, but effective, approach to green storage.
"In many data centers, greening up the storage array has taken a back seat to other power-saving measures like server consolidation and HVAC upgrades. But storage can become quite the energy hog if left to its own devices. A modest investment can generate a substantial savings -- and that is the best kind of green."
The Knowledge Network provides several tools to address green technology, energy consumption and the greening of data centers. Here are a few to take a look at: