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Energy costs are the fastest-rising cost element in the data center. Based on recent trends, the EPA estimates that energy consumed by data centers will continue to grow by 12 percent per year.  As the director of Intel’s Data Center Manager (DCM) group, I and my team have observed how the data center is now a source for CIOs and their technical teams to add to the bottom line through increased power and cooling efficiency.

 

In fact, we’ve found three value drivers for power and cooling efficiency: measuring energy use; increasing energy efficiency; and power capacity planning.

 

In an article I wrote earlier this year for Information Technology (IT) Business Edge, I examine how each of these three drivers can help CIOs to optimize efficiencies and begin to control their rapidly escalating data center costs, to turn this cost center into an opportunity to contribute to the bottom line. To read the blog in its entirety, please check it out on IT Business Edge.

 

 

Provided by QuinStreet, Inc; Intel DCM Director Jeff Klaus published the Guest Opinion, “CIOs Reduce Data Center Costs Through Power and Cooling Efficiency” on ITBusinessEdge on Feb. 1, 2012.

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