SNIA allies GSI with the Green Grid

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has formed an alliance with The Green Grid. The SNIA and its Green Storage Initiative (GSI) plans to work with The Green Grid in developing and promoting standards, measurement methods, processes and technologies to improve overall data centre energy efficiencies.

The associations will collaborate on energy efficiency and metrics, with the SNIA focusing on networked storage and information management, while The Green Grid focuses on computer servers, data centre infrastructure, the data centre and business computing ecosystems.

SNIA is a not-for-profit global organisation, made up of around 400 member companies and 7000 individuals from the global storage industry. The Green Grid is a consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems.

̶0;The management of networked storage with SNIA̵7;s Storage Management Initiative is a foundation for energy-efficient storage best practices, such as information lifecycle management, consolidation, de-duplication and thin provisioning,̶1; SNIA chair Vincent Franceschini says. ̶0;The Green Grid̵7;s best practices include cooling (hot and cold aisles), virtualisation and server throttling. Both associations will collaborate on educating the industry through events, whitepapers and demonstrations.̶1;

Within the IT industry there are a number of professionals who are responsible for data centre functionality, from CIOs and IT managers to heating and cooling experts, Green Grid director Mark Monroe adds: ̶0;It is imperative that we look at the energy efficiency issue from a single, united point of view̶1;.

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