sponsored by Emerson Network Power
Posted:  21 Jan 2010
Published:  21 Jan 2010
Format:  PDF
Length:  21  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English

A number of associations, consultants and vendors have promoted best practices for enhancing data center energy efficiency. These practices cover everything from facility lighting to cooling system design, and have proven useful in helping some companies slow or reverse the trend of rising data center energy consumption. However, most organizations still lack a cohesive, holistic approach for reducing data center energy use.

Emerson Network Power analyzed the available energy-saving opportunities and identified the top 10. Each of these 10 opportunities were then applied to a 5,000-square-foot data center model based on real-world technologies and operating parameters.

The model demonstrates that reductions in energy consumption at the IT equipment level have the greatest impact on overall consumption because they cascade across all supporting systems. This led to the development of Energy Logic, a vendor-neutral roadmap for optimizing data center energy efficiency that starts with the IT equipment and progresses to the support infrastructure. This paper shows how Energy Logic can deliver a 50 percent or greater reduction in data center energy consumption without compromising performance or availability.

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