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Data centers have become increasingly important as more information is shared and put online. Yet, a recent study found that data centers can waste 90% or more of electricity. This NY Times article examines the energy use, pollution, and the need to better the energy efficiency of data centers.
Date: 09/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
SeaMicro Server
SeaMicro's new computer consists of 256 independently functioning servers; the computer contains about the same amount of computing power as a full rack of standard servers, but consumes one-fourth of the power and one-fourth of the space.
Date: 02/28/2011
Type: Article
Microsoft Data Center
A new report from Microsoft suggests that large businesses could reduce their direct energy consumption and carbon emissions by up to 30 percent by moving certain on-premise applications into the cloud. Small business could see even greater gains of up to 90%.
Date: 11/04/2010
Type: Blog
Actively managing energy in data centers through processes such as virtualization and storage consolidation can result in energy savings of at least 40 percent.
Date: 07/20/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
PG&E will offer financial incentives for California data centers that purchase servers that have earned the Energy Star rating.
Date: 10/16/2009
Type: News
Replacing and upgrading certain equipment in a server room can have large energy cost payoffs, but many owners are unable to do so due to high upfront costs.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Energy Star specifications are now available for data servers. The servers that receive the Energy Star label will be around 30% more energy efficient.
Date: 05/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Data centers cooling systems are often set to peak load even when they are not needed, wasting energy during off peak loads.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers

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