Powering down: Keeping datacentre energy costs in check
Energy costs are consistently the biggest outgoing for every datacentre operator, regardless of how big or small they are.
And it is for precisely this reason that so many of them are fixated on finding ways to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities and, in turn, trim their power costs.
This has seen the likes of Google, for example, push the envelope in terms of how they design and manage their facilities, with machine learning increasingly playing a role in how it manages the consumption habits of its datacentres.
The datacentre sector’s collective energy use is also regularly coming in for scrutiny from environmental lobbyists, campaign groups and regulators too. So, from a corporate responsibility perspective, power consumption is an area no operator can afford to ignore.
In this e-guide, we take a look at some of the outside influences that could potentially impact on datacentre power and management costs in the years to come, while also taking a closer look at some of the latest thinking and best practices around datacentre energy efficiency and cooling today.