Environmental impact, also called environmental footprint, of products and organizations is becoming a major topic driven by the need of customer information, policy makers, and compliance towards regulation. Standards organizations, industry consortia, and regulatory bodies develop tools with the same goal: assessing the environmental impact of the product or the organization. However, each tool has its own specific interest range, life cycle stages, product ranges, and sometimes its own particular requirements. Most of these methodologies for assessing environmental impacts can apply to a data center. The objective of The Green Grid aims to provide the industry with a framework and rules to describe the specificities of a data center so that all the different methodologies can at least evaluate a data center in the same way. This common framework is intended to be used by owners, renters, and users of data centers in order to harmonize environmental studies. Video Rating: / 5 The IT industry is undergoing a transformation the like of which we have not seen since the introduction of distributed computing and personal computers. The evolution of cloud computing, the expanding influence of social networking, the conversion to a modernized electric grid, and the introduction of big data into new disciplines are fundamentally changing the delivery models, business models, and operational models for IT services. Meanwhile, the world around us is changing at an unprecedented pace – from global economic turmoil, to climate change, to socio-political unrest, to natural resource depletion. How might this play out in the corporate computing ecosystem? What will the equivalent of the data center look like in 2025? This panel shared their thoughts on how jobs, technology, and industry will change over the next 10-12 years. Related PostsThe Green Grid Forum 2012: Data Center 2025The Green Grid Forum 2012: Sparks Fly! The Real […]
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