Ten Tips for Improving Data Center Energy Efficiency

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Electricity is expensive, and data centers will continue to consume an ever-increasing amount of it. The AC or DC distribution bus configuration better prepares the organization to reap financial rewards by participating in the smart grids ancillary energy markets and demand response events, or through distributed generation via net metering with a microgrid powered by sources of renewable energy. 

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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