Green IT has been in the news a lot lately. But are stories about how big companies cut their data center power and cooling costs actually making other firms give up on doing so themselves?
Powering and cooling a data center takes up a lot of most companies’ operating budgets. The good news: There are a few steps IT can take to lower those costs.
Any business with a server room has to balance the pressure to cut power and cooling costs with the need to keep IT equipment from overheating. In this guest post, data center expert Rob James explains how organizations can improve the airflow in their server rooms to control costs and keep equipment safe.
Server virtualization offers many benefits, including the ability to cut power consumption by requiring fewer physical machines. However, virtualizing does introduce new power challenges, as data center expert Mathew Snover describes in this guest post. ____________________________________________________________ Virtualization is used in a lot of computing environments today, thanks to its benefits ranging from reduced hardware costs to [...]
Most IT managers are under pressure to do more with less these days. Using less ink, paper and energy is one way to stretch your budget. But depending on whom you do business with, Green IT may also be a requirement. The government now favors environmentally friendly contractors, and many large corporations run sustainability programs [...]