IT professionals implementing energy efficient solutions in the data center are realizing big savings, and many report it has been easier to do than they thought it would be. In its fourth year, the CDW Energy Efficient IT Report found that implementing energy efficient solutions is easier than the typical organization perceives.
If you are looking to conserve energy, don’t even think about buying a PlayStation 4, Xbox One or a Wii U. According to a new report from NRDC, the next-gen consoles are consuming two to three times as much energy as their predecessors.
Global investment in data centres has grown 22% in the last year, from approximately $86 billion in 2011 to $105 billion in 2012, according to the latest findings from the DatacenterDynamics (DCD) 2012 Global Census.
Google's top energy executive has offered some simple steps for making data centers more energy-efficient, including raising the thermostat to 80 degrees Fahrenheit -- or 27 degrees Celsius -- to cut down on cooling costs.
Google plans to become carbon neutral at the same time promote green energy by entering into a 20-year agreement to buy power from an Iowa wind farm. The farm, part of NextEra Energy Resources in Story and Hardin counties, will sell Google 114 megawatts of renewable power. Google says that the energy it will buy is enough to power several of its data centers.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: StrategyAlcatel-Lucent is calling for urgent action to improve the energy efficiency of telecommunications networks amid predictions that, on current projections, the Internet could consume as much as 10 percent of global energy supply by 2020.
Most data centers today are dominated by general-purpose x86 servers, so getting IT organizations to consider other options can be a tall order for anybody. And yet, most data centers are fundamentally inefficient in both the physical space they require and the amount of energy they consume.