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Ensuring that your data center is running at optimal efficiency means checking a million details, like hunting down comatose servers. This checklist gives you a good overview of the key steps involved.
To meet new, "green" IT requirements, every aspect of data center operation must be reviewed for energy efficiency. There is significant room for improvement in most data centers. The following checklist covers areas that will most likely need attention, including details such as making such cables are routed to avoid blocking airflow and careful evaluation of alternative energy sources, such as solar.
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