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10 Steps to a Greener Data Center

Greener data centers are achievable and 10 simple steps can help you on your way to a smaller environmental impact, lower energy consumption and becoming a breath of fresh air in your community

1. Evaluate your energy efficiency.

Add up your energy bills, learn where your energy comes from, and how it’s being distributed in your company. Plan a road map for monitoring and reducing usage. Your initial evaluation can provide a baseline for calculating your ROI after implementing changes.

2. Redesign your cooling system.

Enclose your servers in hot aisles so you can concentrate your cooling directly onto the racks. Be sure to reduce airflow loss by sealing off holes in your walls, floors and ceilings, and make sure you have proper air ducts. (more…)