Over at The Green Grid, Director Roger Tipley writes that a major challenge for his organization is helping datacenter managers to recognize how far they should be pushing the efficiency agenda in their organizations.
If your car used virtually the same amount of energy when traveling at 80 miles per hour as when it was parked, you would assume there was something seriously wrong with the engine. But this is essentially how many data centres function. There have been many efficiency improvements stemming from areas such as cooling and virtualisation. However, the great challenge remains to minimise the energy consumed when parts of the servers are idle. We need to get IT leaders to push harder in this front of the war on DC efficiency.”
Along these lines, The Green Grid offers these new resources:
- Data Centre Life Cycle Analysis Guidelines
- Energy Policy Research & Implications For Data Centres In EMEA
- Data Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability at Wider Operating Temperature and Humidity Ranges
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