Energy supply, consumption, and environmental impact are now part of the IT decision process.
As energy costs rise and concerns for the environment make the front page, IT managers have a new responsibility in addressing energy efficiency concerns in the IT infrastructure. Executives have always been focused on business growth, but what if your data center can’t support expansion due to power and cooling limitations or spiraling energy costs? Solving that problem falls to the IT manager and adding more servers is not the answer. Challenges can abound…your utility may not have power available…your CFO may tell you that energy costs are too high…you may not have the necessary cooling capacity in your data center.
A new focus on IT energy efficiency – building the “green” data center
Data center power and cooling requirements top the list of today’s green IT initiatives. Keeping the IT infrastructure adequately cooled and operating as efficiently is paramount to a green IT strategy. Careful planning and thoughtful implementation is one way to ensure data center success. Another is the selection of the right hardware—so strongly consider storage and servers designed around power efficiency technologies and capabilities.
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