A Proven Strategy for Administering Energy as a Service
By Rob Aldrich, John Parello
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: September 2010
Extend Your Energy Management Capabilities
Managing energy usage via a company network allows you to create an energy management program that can be scaled company-wide, and this unique book shows you just how to do it. Through step-by-step instruction and real-world case studies drawn from the expert author team's own experience at Cisco, this book lays out an IP-based energy management strategy to optimize resources, dramatically increase energy savings, and significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
How do you establish energy management across multiple functions, such as compute, network, and storage while preparing for building infrastructure convergence? How do you set up energy domains on a network? How do you bring this all together into one unified energy program—then deploy it, manage it, and measure results? Find the answers in this timely guide.
Consider energy in terms of risk, cost, and resource management
Gather raw data on where your company is now and set up benchmarking
Create strategies across multiple stakeholders and goals, including facilities, IT, security, and sustainability
Establish and administer energy domains
Review the basics of energy accounting, measure results, and set up reporting
See how to make your program sustainable and prepare for the future