Sustainable Computing and Opportunities for Innovation

There's no question the world needs computing to get to where it wants to go. It's hard to think of a sustainable world not having more optimized computing than it does today. But the way we build computers, storage, networking, and datacenters today is not sustainable, thus creating opportunities for innovators to gain competitive advantage in the area of energy efficiency.

Sun's Vice President of Eco Responsibility, Dave Douglas, joins Hal Stern for this latest edition of Innovating@Sun to discuss the lowdown behind the industry's latest buzzword “eco-responsibility”.

Core to the discussion is energy and what options exist for enterprises that are running out of space, power, and cooling in their datacenters. In particular, the pair discuss:

  • Why each dollar you spend on equipment will cause you to spend more money on energy over time
  • How sustainable computing relates to eco responsibility
  • The importance of a long-term view for IT purchases and decisions
  • Outsourcing
  • The impact of increasing datacenter density and the coming expertise in design methodologies
  • Why tape storage is a wild card for energy efficiency

    Big business opportunities await providers with the vision and expertise to innovate in the area of energy efficiency. Check out Innovating@Sun for the scoop.

    Links:



    Transcript
    Dave Douglas's Blog
    Press Release
    Eco Innovation Website
    Eco Responsible Datacenter

  • Comments:

    I am so happy that equipment manufacturers are starting to focus on energy efficiency innovations as the number of data centers continues to grow.

    The closer we can get to servers that only draw power when a user connects to draw some type of resource the better. The closer we can get to servers that only draw power and send it to functions that are in use, the better.

    Posted by Braden Kelley on September 12, 2007 at 01:25 AM PDT #

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