Saving data center power just by buying new IT equipment

Data center managers can gain back power capacity simply by going through the normal IT refresh cycle, which tends to bring in more efficient equipment.

 

Buying new servers may be the easiest, and most natural way, of gaining efficiency in the data center.

Buying new servers may be the easiest and most natural way to gain energy efficiency in the data center. Newer servers provide more performance for equivalent or even less power. What that can mean is the opportunity to consolidate servers, or otherwise keep the same space footprint but fit more computing power into the same space. Being able to do that within a normal refresh cycle is, well, refreshing.

NEXT: Load balancing your power can be a crucial way to realize more power capacity.

 

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This was first published in April 2010

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