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Designing Green Networks and Network Operations
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In recent years, socio-political trends toward environmental responsibility and the pressing need to reduce Run-the-Engine (RTE) costs have resulted in the concept of Green IT. Although a significant amount of energy is used to operate routing, switching, and transmission equipment, comparatively less attention has been paid to Green Networking. A clear and concise introduction to green networks and green network operations, Designing Green Networks guides you through the techniques available to achieve efficiency goals for corporate and carrier networks, including deploying more efficient hardware, blade form-factor routers and switches, and pursuing consolidation, virtualization, and network and cloud computing. The book: Delineates techniques to minimize network power, cooling, floor space, and online storage while optimizing service performance, capacity, and availability Discusses virtualization, network computing, and Web services as approaches for green data centers and networks Emphasizes best practices and compliance with international standards for green operations Extends the green data center techniques to the networking environment Incorporates green principles in the intranet, extranet, and the entire IT infrastructures Reviews networking, power management, HVAC and CRAC basics Presents methodical steps toward a seamless migration to Green IT and Green Networking
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Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview Appendix 1A: Green IT Bibliography Appendix 1B: Partial List of Resources Appendix 1C: Examples of How Networking Has Already Had a Major Greening Impact Appendix 1D: Taxonomy of General Greening Initiatives A Networking Primer Networking Functions Information Transfer and Regeneration Function Multiplexing Function Grooming Function Switching Function Routing Function Networking Equipment Grooming Equipment Concepts and Analytical Measures for Green Operations Electric Energy and Applicable Metrics Air Conditioning IT Assets Discrete Metrics Aggregate Metrics Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) Energy Consumption Rating (ECR) Telecommunications Energy Efficiency Ratio (TEER) Telecommunications Equipment Energy Efficiency Rating(TEEER)External Power Adapters Set-Top Boxes Example: High-Definition, Cable Set-Top Box with DVR Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Standardization Efforts Metrics on Carbon Footprints Other Metrics Appendix 3A: Common Information Systems Assets Appendix 3B: Conversion of Units Appendix 3C: Example Carbon Footprint Calculations Power Management Basics Current Types Power Measurements Single-Phase Loads: Smaller AC Operations/Nodes Balanced Three-Phase Loads4.2.3 Expressing Loads in Kilowatts (kW) Example Backup Power Systems Appendix 4A: Three-Phase Power HVAC and CRAC Basics General Overview of an Air-Conditioning System DX Unitary Systems: HVAC Systems Chilled-Water Applied Systems: HVAC Systems Psychrometry Chiller Issues General Overview of a Computer Room Air-Conditioning System Regulatory and Best Practices Background Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Energy Consumption Rating Initiative (ECR) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC) European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) International Organization for Standardization (ISO) International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan and Other Initiatives Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 6.14 Others (Short List) Approaches for Green Networks and Data Centers Environmentals Data Center Strategies Data Center Cooling Strategies Improved Power Distribution Overall Best Practices Case Study Examples Blade Technology Issues Other IT Greening Techniques Network Strategies Retire and Replace Obsolescent Equipment Wireless Networks Redundancy Access Networks Satellite Operators Short List of Other Possible Initiatives Enterprise Equipment Home Networking and Communications Equipment Approaches for Green Networks and Data Centers Virtualization, Web Services, Cloud/Network Computing, Hosting, and Packetization A Press-Time Snapshot of Cloud/Grid/Network Computing Cloud/Grid/Network Computing Technology Potential Applications and Financial Benefits of Cloud/Grid Computing Cloud/Grid Types, Topologies, and Components Comparison with Other Approaches Enterprise-Level Virtualization Service-Oriented Network (SON) Concepts Conclusion Glossary Each chapter includes References

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Director, Terrestrial Systems Engineering, SES Engineering

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"This overview should appeal to operational personnel who want to estimate cost and investment impacts or consider systems engineering options affecting the latter. ... the book is a time saver, and it may help contributors to greener designs see their specific work in a broader context." - Computing Reviews, June 2012

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