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December 2010

Energy efficient IT: The shift in data center efficiency

Energy efficiency is important not only to curb runaway power consumption but also to accommodate more data center capacity. If a company can recover capacity, it can delay spending on capital improvements.

This e-book will discuss power consumption trends in the data center, why energy efficiency matters, how to reduce your power footprint, and benchmark metrics that will help you measure your progress.

About The Author

Matt Stansberry

Matt Stansberry is Director of Content and Publications for The ...Read More

CHAPTERS AVAILABLE FOR FREE ACCESS

  • Staying ahead of the data center efficiency curve

    The dot-com ramp-up of 1995 to 2000 and the subsequent bust left a lot of empty data center space on the market. Over the past few years, companies have expanded at low cost. But now, the glut of data center space is over, and companies looking to expand face a harsh reality. This e-book will discuss power consumption trends in the data center, why data center efficiency matters, how to reduce your power footprint, and benchmark metrics that will help you measure your progress.

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  • Data center energy-efficiency best practices

    Data center energy efficiency has become increasingly important to IT departments. With IT departments now on the hook for reducing their energy use, technologists look to sources of inefficiency and see that commodity scale-out servers are clear culprits. In chapter 2 of this e-book, we'll discuss server efficiency tactics, fixes and other strategies. Get answers to your toughest data center energy efficiency questions in this e-book.

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  • Principles of data center infrastructure efficiency

    Chillers, air handlers, power distribution, backup power - all of the mechanical processes that keep servers running smoothly account for more than half of an IT energy bill. But this is changing. Energy-efficiency best practices and equipment designs are available to help enterprises reduce their data center energy usage. This e-book covers data center cooling principles and raised-floor cooling, hot-aisle/cold aisle containment, high-density supplemental systems as well as the pros and cons of economizers. It also gives you the latest information on the long-standing direct-current (DC) power debate, and you'll get answers to your toughest data center infrastructure questions.

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  • Green IT and data center management strategies

    This e-book explains strategies for lessening the environmental impact of data centers and helps IT managers create a holistic four-phased approach to an energy-efficient data center project that includes persuading C-level executives to pursue energy efficiency, measuring data center energy consumption, and much more. Learn green IT best practices, learn about new technologies and tips to help decrease power consumption in your data center.

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