Data Center Power Drain an 'Urban Myth'? update from May 2007

Is the data center power drain an urban myth? One analyst says the productivity gains easily justify the power load.

Rich Miller

May 3, 2007

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Is the data center power drain an urban myth? That's the provocative title of a blog post from Joe McKendrick, an editor to Database Trends and Applications magazine. In reviewing some of the data from recent studies by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, McKendrick notes that data center power represented just 0.6 percent of U.S. electricity usage in 2005, and argues that a broader cost/benefit analysis shows that the savings generated by that equipment more than justifies that level of use.

Yes, your data center may be running up some huge electric bills, and it's important to seek ways to cut this con

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