Today in Cleantech

Virtualization and low-power servers get all the glory, but expect efficient data storage to share the limelight soon. In his new report, “The Future of Data Center Storage,” Tom Trainer of Analytico Inc. finds that storage vendors are pushing energy efficiency in their product offerings. He also happens to single out one of my personal favorites, data de-duplication.  Computer users are often shocked when they run a duplicate file finder and free up gigabytes of wasted space. (I sure was.) Better yet, they get to wring utility and value out of their computer’s existing storage capacity and delay buying another hard drive. Mind you, enterprise dedupe is much more sophisticated, but the concept is the same.