Ten Tips for Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency

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Even the best virtualized and recently refreshed server configurations waste power during periods of low application demand. Total server power consumption can be reduced by up to 50 percent by matching online capacity to actual load in real-time. Runbooks can be used to automate the steps involved in power-capping and/or de/reactivating servers, whether on a predetermined schedule or in response to unanticipated events.

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.

 

Related Topics : IBM Looks to Redefine Industry Standard Servers, APC, Brocade, Citrix Systems, Data Center

 
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