Green IT: The Real Deal - DC Power

By Debra Donston  |  Posted 2008-01-22 Print this article Print


Proponents say that DC power produces 20 to 40 percent less heat and improves server reliability by 27 percent. In addition, given the options in some DC layouts, having fewer parts in the power string means lower cost and easier management. That said, only 13 percent of respondents are currently using DC power in their data centers, and 67 percent have no plans to use it. Twenty percent are evaluating or planning DC power implementations.


The buzz around green IT is growing increasingly louder, but what actions are companies really taking to go green?  


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