How to Choose a Green Colocation Provider

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Increases in energy costs have greatly impacted the operational costs of data centers, especially the costs to cool and power facilities.  Going in a more “green” direction within the data center can significantly reduce an organization’s costs as well as its carbon footprint.  Deciding which green service provider to choose for your data center can be a difficult task, raising questions about the effectiveness of the green initiatives in saving your organization money.

This white paper from Internap helps you discover the best practices of a green data center to make sure the colocation provider you choose is truly green.  First, it gives an overview of key players that have helped make creating green data centers possible, including government agencies and private research groups like the US Green Building Council and the Energy Star Program.  Next, it discusses the importance of choosing a colocation provider that helps you keep power costs down, and overviews the many outlets of power within a data center.  Lastly, cooling is described in detail, and other practices for green data centers are listed.

Learn the best practices of choosing a green colocation provider.  Click here to download this white paper on saving money on energy costs through working with technology providers that employ green techniques and standards

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