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  • For savings, IT must recharge its approach to power usage

    Power consumption accounts for a large portion of data center operating costs, so it's important to understand power usage and efficiency when planning a new build or updating an existing facility. While you cannot eliminate power use, there are some... 

  • Take another look at your data center cooling methods

    Data center cooling is one of the most common trouble spots for data center facilities managers; overheating servers and under-rated cooling systems can lead to performance problems and failures, but best practices for cooling your data center can be... 

  • Can DCIM bring facilities and systems management together?

    The latest technologies for DCIM and other building systems management promise better integration between systems performance monitoring and facilities operations. With these tools, IT admins can gain a better view of data center functions, but the m... 

  • Efficient data center designs

    As IT evolves and budgets tighten, it's not just IT staff roles and workflows that are changing -- data center designs themselves also need to be updated. An energy-efficient data center is one of the best ways to save on costs. There are a variety o... 

  • Inside data center power

    Power consumption accounts for a large portion of data center operating costs, so it’s important to understand power usage and efficiency when planning a new build or updating an existing facility. While you cannot eliminate power use, there are some... 

  • Data Center Efficiency Metrics and Methods

    Energy costs are one of the fastest-growing expenses for data center managers. The holy grail of data center efficiency is reliable, consistent metrics. Recent changes to a well-established metric, along with other measures, may help data centers cur... 

  • Data centre energy efficiency IT handbook

    The deadline for the U.K.'s Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme has now passed, and companies will begin to receive fines if they can't demonstrate how they've reduced their carbon footprint or are putting processes in place to do so. This expert IT h... 

  • Special report: Data center energy consumption guide

    This expert e-book provides guidelines for reducing high energy costs and states the importance of investing in power and cooling technology. 

  • 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... 

  • 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 energ... 

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  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is the use of applied mathematics, physics and computational software to visualize how a gas or liquid flows -- as well as how the gas or liquid affects objects as it flows past. 

  • microserver

    A microserver, also known as a server appliance, is a compact, less expensive, modular hardware platform designed to make installation and maintenance simpler than traditional enterprise-class rack servers. 

  • heat pump

    A heat pump is a device that takes heat from one source and moves it to another location through electric or mechanical means. Heat pumps may be used either to heat or cool. Heat pump technologies include phase change, thermoelectrics, thermoacoustic... 

  • integrated solar

    Integrated solar is the inclusion of solar power technology as a part of original construction rather than as a separate module that is added later. Solar energy may be gathered thermally or through the use of photovoltaic cells. Integrated solar is ... 

  • building management system

    Building management system (BMS) is a computer system that tracks power used by IT equipment and air conditioning systems in the data center. 

  • geothermal cooling

    Geothermal cooling is a type of renewable energy system that moves heat from a building to below the earth’s surface, using the ground like a heatsink. Geothermal systems cool in much the same way that they heat, moving hot air through a geothermal h... 

  • geothermal energy

    Geothermal energy is renewable, clean power derived from the thermal energy in subterranean earth. The earth’s thermal energy is created by the decay of radioactive elements in the earth along with the heat from the sun and that remaining from the ea... 

  • carbon tax

    A carbon tax is a levy charged as a penalty for the emission of greenhouse gases, caused by burning hydrocarbons. Carbon taxes can be seen as a disincentive tax for the consumption of oil and gas energy. All fossil fuels, such as gasoline, natural ga... 

  • solar power

    Solar power is the use of the sun’s energy either thermally or through the use of photovoltaic cells in solar panels and transparent photovoltaic glass to generate electricity. Standard photovoltaic solar panels are the most efficient application of ... 

  • carbon negative

    Carbon negativity is the reduction of an entity’s carbon footprint to less than neutral, so that the entity in question has a net effect of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than adding it. That achievement requires a more aggressive... 

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About Data center energy efficiency

Ready to learn about green data center design and data center energy efficiency? This page focuses on green data center design technologies and how to implement green data center initiatives. Read tips and tutorials on green data center best practices and how to reduce data center power costs with energy-efficient data center technologies. And stay current with news on what companies like IBM, HP, Dell and Cisco are doing to build green data centers.