Microsoft PUE articles, Part 1, 2, & 3

Microsoft has posted the complete set of PUE articles in 3 parts.

Part 1 - http://blogs.msdn.com/the_power_of_software/archive/2008/06/20/microsoft-s-pue-experience-years-of-experience-reams-of-data.aspx

Part 2 - http://blogs.msdn.com/the_power_of_software/archive/2008/06/27/part-2-why-is-energy-efficiency-important.aspx

Part 3 - http://blogs.msdn.com/the_power_of_software/archive/2008/07/07/part-3-what-s-your-pue-strategy.aspx

What makes this unique is Microsoft is educating the SW developer and architects on PUE, and have highlighted the blog on the MSDN Patterns home page. Life will be a lot easier to work together when developers understand data center efficiency issues like PUE.

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Welcome to The Power of Software blog, a new undertaking by the patterns & practices team. As you may know, our traditional focus has been on building guidance that helps software architects and developers successfully design and build applications.

This blog is a slight departure from that. We’re exploring ideas relating to Green IT and the ways we, as a company, can use energy more efficiently. Some currently planned subjects include ways to save energy through the use of software and ways to optimize datacenters. All posts will be written or reviewed by subject matter experts, just like other patterns & practices projects.

We hope this starts a dialog with the community—please let us know the topics that interest you.

RoAnn Corbisier
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