Reducing Server Power Consumption » Data Center Knowledge

Servers in data centers waste a substantial amount of energy. The reason is that servers are deployed and configured for peak capacity, performance and reliability, usually at the expense of efficiency. Such waste unnecessarily increases capital and operational expenditures, and can result in finite resources (particularly power and space) being exhausted, thereby creating a situation where the organization might outgrow its data center(s).

However, there are several steps IT managers can (and should) take to improve overall server efficiency—sometimes dramatically—without adversely impacting on capacity, performance or reliability. Here are the four steps that afford the highest return on investment.

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.