Energy Costs In A Data Center

May 8, 2012 1 Comment »

For a data center – any data center – energy usage and energy costs are some of its biggest concerns. In comparison, a data center can guzzle up to 200 times more electricity than a normal or regular office space. This means a whole bunch of expenses which need to be controlled and streamlined. Keeping energy costs down is a major requirement for data center operators. This also helps in creating a greener IT landscape.
The bulk of the energy costs are associated with the IT equipment. Most of the times the servers are running at only 20% of their capacity but drawing their full power requirements.

Rack servers are mega power users and while blade servers can be better in comparison in terms of energy efficiency, they still need a higher voltage circuit.

Technologies like cloud computing are urging data centers to scale their offerings and it is only with the use of greener solutions that better business efficiency is realizable.

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About Rakesh Dogra

Rakesh is a member of writing team at Data Center Journal. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and CoC in Marine Engineering from Maritime and CoastGuard Agency, UK. His Post Graduation in Computing is from Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria Universities, UK. Has years of experience in sailing as Marine Engineer in deep ocean going vessels. Currently owns and operates an outsourcing consultancy as well.

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