Going Green?

Here’s me (in my best consultant’s suit) showing off my new corded electrical mower:

New_Lawn_Mower

Took it for it’s first spin on Saturday. I really like the fact that it’s reasonably quiet, starts every time and is strong enough to do our lawn. There’s a bit of cord management to move it around to cover our whole 750 square meters but I suspect I’ll get used to it. Best of all there’s no smell and no smoke.

Next step is to invest in solar panels on the roof which would make this a zero emissions solution.

What’s this go to do with IT ? Well, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of years, there’s a lot of talk about green IT. You know, using virtualization for server consolidation to save on power and cooling costs or using core parking in Windows Server 2008 R2 or any other technology touted as “green”. I recently read an interesting article which just goes to show that it pays to look beyond the marketing hype and vendor claims to really see how to do green IT right. http://redmondmag.com/articles/2010/07/22/green-it-is-greener-always-better.aspx.

Thanks for reading

Really looking forward to Tech Ed Australia

I’m really looking forward to Tech Ed next week – mainly because I’ll meet and interview some really interesting and smart people such as Michael Kleef, Ben Armstrong, Jason Buffington and Scott Schnoll. There’s also a lunch hosted by Women in IT which should be interesting.

I’ll keep updating here as I attend session and learn new things.

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And my review of four backup applications is online at Redmondmag

Have a look here http://redmondmag.com/articles/2010/08/01/data-protection-and-recovery.aspx?sc_lang=en

The article is also mentioned at Jason Buffington’s excellent blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/08/05/dpm-wins-data-protection-roundup-from-redmond-magazine.aspx

Enjoy reading the article!

Welcome to my blog

I’ve been writing about IT, mainly focused on Microsoft’s server technologies for over seven years now. These articles have been published in magazines and online (APC, zdnet, Redmond magazine, Technet magazine) but I’ve finally decided it’s time to have my own place where I don’t have to fit in with anyone else’s limitations. Expect to find information about small business IT topics, server and networking technologies and other cool technologies. I love IT, I love teaching and here at tellITasITis.com.au I intend to combine the two. Thanks for reading.