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Ten Tips for Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency

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    Many organizations operate redundant data centers to satisfy business continuity needs, but very few take full advantage of this powerful configuration. Having multiple, strategically-located data centers enables loads to be shifted to where power is currently the most stable and the least expensive. Because power is invariably most abundant and least expensive at night, such a follow the moon strategy can result in considerable savings.

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Ten Tips for Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency

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    Many organizations operate redundant data centers to satisfy business continuity needs, but very few take full advantage of this powerful configuration. Having multiple, strategically-located data centers enables loads to be shifted to where power is currently the most stable and the least expensive. Because power is invariably most abundant and least expensive at night, such a follow the moon strategy can result in considerable savings.

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.