More on our Data Center Efficiency initiative

I've posted to this blog a few times in the past, but my "day job" (Data Center Efficiency) has kept me away from blogging for longer than I'd like. My colleague Brently and I were recently in Folsom for meetings, and took some time out to talk about some of the key elements of our data center strategy: working horizontally rather than tailoring solutions for a particular business unit, giving transparent access to a global pool of resources, and improving data quality.

<br>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.podtech.net/player/popup.js"></script>
<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="320" height="269" id="player9f781432cb004da89c15602d0ef905a4" align="middle"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="FlashVars" value="content=http://media1.podtech.net/media/2007/12/PID_013207/Podtech_Intel_Virtualization_2007.flv&totalTime=413000&permalink=http://www.podtech.net/home/4724/virtualization-and-data-center-consolidation&breadcrumb=9f781432cb004da89c15602d0ef905a4" height="269" width="320" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.podtech.net/player/podtech-player.swf?bc=9f781432cb004da89c15602d0ef905a4" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="scale" value="noscale" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed name="player9f781432cb004da89c15602d0ef905a4" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.podtech.net/player/podtech-player.swf?bc=9f781432cb004da89c15602d0ef905a4" flashvars="content=http://media1.podtech.net/media/2007/12/PID_013207/Podtech_Intel_Virtualization_2007.flv&totalTime=413000&permalink=http://www.podtech.net/home/4724/virtualization-and-data-center-consolidation&breadcrumb=9f781432cb004da89c15602d0ef905a4" height="269" width="320" allowScriptAccess="always" ></embed></object>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript. This media can be viewed at <a href="http://www.podtech.net/home/4724/virtualization-and-data-center-consolidation">http://www.podtech.net/home/4724/virtualization-and-data-center-consolidation</a></noscript>

<br>

I'll plan to increase my posting frequency, using this blog as a forum to share some of the things that have worked for us (or that haven't worked) as we reduce our data center footprint. I'd like for this to become a conversation rather than a broadcast, so please let me know if you have any questions or would like more details on any specific part of this initiative.