Monday, 26 January 2009

Green Storage Inititiative

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has released a Green Storage Power Measurement Specification (GSPMS) as part of its Green Storage Initiative (GSI).

The specification includes a methodology for classifying storage products based on energy consumption and application environments, as well as a standard for idle power consumption measurements

The idea is to classify storage systems based on the application environments they are intended to support, ranging from small home/office applications to larger enterprise-oriented applications. The criteria for each system class are based on the required data protection, component redundancy, serviceability, data access time and range of energy consumption.

SNIA's GSI plans to expand the GSPMS (still with me?) to cover the development of standardised power measurement guidelines and storage system power supply efficiency specifications as well as promotion and publication of vendors' completed test metrics.

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