Reducing Data Center Energy Consumption

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The double impact of rising data center energy consumption and rising energy costs has elevated the importance of data center efficiency as a strategy to reduce costs, manage capacity and promote environmental responsibility. This white paper from Emerson Liebert provides variety of strategies data center manager can deploy to significantly drive down energy consumption while free physical space and increasing power and cooling capacity.

Data center energy consumption is being driven by the demand within almost every organization for greater computing capacity and increased IT centralization. Meanwhile, global electricity prices increased 56% in recent years. The financial implications are significant; estimates of annual power costs for U.S. data centers now range as high as $3.3 billion.

While progress has been made on data center efficiency, an objective, vendor-neutral evaluation of efficiency opportunities across the spectrum of data center systems has been lacking. This has made it difficult for data center managers to prioritize efficiency efforts and tailor best practices to their data center equipment and operating practices. This paper closes that gap by outlining a holistic approach to energy reduction, based on quantitative analysis, which enables a 50 percent or greater reduction in data center energy consumption. 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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  1. ani

    Article on data center energy efficiency