2012 EMEA Forum Presentation

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2012 EMEA Forum: Understanding IT Reliability and Energy Consumption

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Understanding IT Reliability & Energy Consumption
This session discussed The Green Grid’s recently released white paper, “Data Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability at Wider Operating Temperature and Humidity Ranges.” Extending the environmental operating parameters of a data center is an accepted approach to reducing overall energy consumption. Relaxing tight control over temperature and humidity should result in less power required to cool the data center. However, the impact of increased data center operating temperature on IT equipment has historically been presumed to be detrimental to the equipment’s reliability and service availability.


Steve Strutt
CTO for Cloud Computing, IBM
EMEA Technical Work Group Member, The Green Grid

Steve Strutt is CTO for Cloud Computing, IBM UK and Ireland. He is client focused and responsible for assisting clients to innovate in IT service delivery and infrastructure, pioneering the adoption of cloud computing and virtualization to drive increased IT and energy efficiency. In his 26 years in the IT industry, he has broad experience as a consultant on systems, storage, software, and management solutions. Steve is a member of Intellects’ Data Center Council and The Green Grid EMEA Technical Work Group.

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