Ten Tips for Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency

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Maximizing data center efficiency (which also helps minimize capital and operational expenditures) will require an unprecedented level of cooperation between IT and facility managers. At a minimum, all aspects of monitoring and managing the data center infrastructure should become both consistent and pervasive across the IT and facilities organizations. Achieving the best results requires a holistic view of power consumption, environmental conditions and resource utilization together with utility grid and weather conditions. Such transparency can help delay new data center construction and expensive equipment purchases and should be on the must have list for every CFO.

Data centers are designed for reliability, usually at the expense of efficiency. Such waste increases capital and operational expenditures, and can result in finite resources being exhausted, thereby creating a situation where relentless growth threatens to outgrow the data center. Clemens Pfeiffer, CTO of Power Assure, Inc., a data center infrastructure and energy management solutions provider, outlines 10 steps IT and facility managers can take to improve efficiency without compromising reliability.


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