IT & Network Infrastructure : HP Green Data Center Vision Offers Eco-Friendly Power, Cooling Technology
With the amount of power being consumed by data centers rapidly growing, and mounting pressure from federal regulators to cut that consumption, businesses are looking for ways to make their data centers more environmentally friendly. Like many competitors, Hewlett-Packard offers services to help businesses make their new data centers green, or retrofit existing facilities with eco-friendly features. Such features can include everything from new, energy-efficient systems and greater use of virtualization to green materials used on the outside of buildings and innovating power and cooling methods inside. The following are four data centerssome new and some already existingthat HP helped make more green. Two are customer sites, and two others are data centers HP inherited when it bought services firm EDS in 2008.