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June - 2010 - issue > Technology

The Emergence of Eco-Friendly Computing Reduce Reuse Recycle

Shiv Kumar
Friday, June 4, 2010
Shiv Kumar
Staggering Statistics:

In U.S., the Data Centers accounted for 61 billion kWh or approx 1.5 percent of the Nation’s electricity consumption. This usage is equivalent to the consumption of approximately 6 million U.S. households with the estimated figure of 12% increase annually according to the study report from the EPA.

The report puts a tremendous responsibility on the IT industry to adopt the Green IT initiatives more seriously and make the IT infrastructure as ‘Eco-Friendly’ or ‘Energy Efficient’.

The EPA reports that energy usage in data centers doubled between 2000 and 2006 and is predicted to double again by 2011, hence the interest in energy efficiency.

Business leaders searching for a green strategy encounter few roadmaps and established rules and plenty of hidden twists and turns.

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