Data Center: How to Cut Consumption

By eweek  |  Posted 2008-09-18 Email

Server sprawl, higher-performance servers, and increased demand for computing power have caused a rapid rise in data center electricity consumption. This could not have happened at a worse time. The price of electricity is on the rise and many organizations are facing tough economic conditions. Companies like Google, MSN and Yahoo have gone to the extreme to lower their energy consumption. Other data center and IT managers are turning to server consolidation and virtualization to reduce the number of physical servers and thus cut energy costs. Ashley Daley reveals exactly how these companies are lowering their costs and explains ways in which your company could too.

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