Powering Through the Economy

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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.

About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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