Verizon Consolidates to Save on Power

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Verizon Wireless chief information officer John Hinshaw talks about his company’s approach to rising power usage in an interview with Business Week. Hinshaw says one of Verizon Wireless’ responses was a data center consolidation and simplification. An excerpt:

The data center environment is the most power-hungry by far, and what we’ve done over the past several years is reduce the number of applications that we run at Verizon Wireless in order to simplify the customer experience

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.