Half of companies don’t care about data center efficiency

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? 

Simple steps to reduce power costs in the data center

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. 

5 key factors for managing airflow in a server room

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. 

5 ways to ensure your server room grows with your business

Businesses often run into problems when their IT infrastructure outgrows the area it’s housed in. In this guest post, writer Gloria Philips offers some advice for companies to design server rooms with space to grow. 

4 power challenges created by server virtualization

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 […]

Energy saving ideas for smarter data center power

Data center power takes up a big chunk of the world’s energy consumption – and companies’ utility bills. What can IT do to improve data center efficiency? 

75% of firms have saved money with green IT programs

Many organizations are saving money by implementing green IT programs, and most are finding those projects aren’t as difficult as they originally thought.

4 keys for more efficient data centers

IT departments everywhere are under pressure to become more efficient, and one item that takes up a huge chunk of IT’s budget is powering the organization’s data center. 

Implementing Green IT: 5 Things to Do Today to Go Green

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 […]

3 tips to cut growing power and cooling costs

As data centers grow, the energy required to power them takes up a bigger chunk of companies’ profits. Here’s some advice on how IT can lower its energy costs.