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June - 2010 - issue > Technology

The Emergence of Eco-Friendly Computing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Shiv Kumar
Tuesday, June 1, 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 percent 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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Reader's comments(1)
1:I would love to sit down with those in charge of this project and tell them a thing or two about data center\'s electricity consumption. Seems they have never heard of the old addage: \"pull the plug when not in use\".
Posted by: Christie J Fox - 25th Jun 2010
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