News Article
November 5, 2013

By the Numbers: Data Centers and Energy

Reliability ranks first in data center management – but it shouldn’t obscure the need to be energy efficient. Smart organizations can reduce energy-related operating costs and environmental impact while still maintaining zero-downtime data facilities.

Data center managers have a number of options – in equipment, software and operating practices – to improve their facilities’ efficiency. They include:

  • Applying operating standards that reflect the higher temperatues at which today’s data-handling equipment can operate.

  • Using sensor technology and smart design to deliver cooling precisely where required, help right-size cooling equipment, and fine-tune cooling towers, chillers, and air handlers to match data center cooling needs.

  • Choosing smaller, more energy efficient computing equipment.

  • Consolidating data centers and the servers inside them to improve utilization rates and reduce cooling loads.

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November 2013