IBM: No Slowdown in Data Center Activity

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There has been no slowdown in investment in data center efficiency during the economic downturn, according to Rich Lechner of IBM, who spoke with Data Center Knowledge at the recent Green:Net conference in San Francisco. Lechner, who is VP for Energy & Environment at IBM, said companies continue to pursue data center energy efficiency projects because of the return on investment. “Any opportunity to extend the life and viability of your existing assets can have substantial financial benefits, particularly in this environment,” says Lechner. This video runs about 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.

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  1. John Peterson

    Great impromptu video, thanks for sharing.