Powering Through the Economy
July 21st, 2010 By: Kevin Normandeau
Today’s lean, more tightly-regulated economy and the ever-increasing importance of IT have many organizations caught in a bind. On the one hand, reliable access to power is vital to keeping data centers operational, and the costs associated with loss of power can be devastating. On the other hand, IT departments are being asked to get more done with less money even as energy rates continue to rise.
As a result, data centers of every size are looking for ways to power ahead through today’s difficult economy. The strategies discussed in this Eaton white paper represent five strategies for protecting the environment and boosting your bottom line
Indeed, the cost of electricity is already outpacing the cost of hardware. According to The Green Grid, a non-profit organization focused on data centers globally, $1 million worth of servers purchased in 2009 will consume $1.2 million of electricity over a three-year lifespan. Moreover, servers in aggregate account for approximately two percent of US electricity usage. It’s no surprise, then, that for many data center operators electrical power now constitutes the largest component of total cost of ownership.
However, any organization can get past this predicament by tapping into a different kind of power. This white paper explores five specific steps you can take to power your way through these difficult times. Click here to download this white paper.