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Grow a Greener Data Center by Douglas Alger

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Chapter 1Going Green in the Data Center

This chapter defines green, discusses the drivers for companies to build greener Data Centers, and presents the benefits a business can see from environmentally friendlier server environments. The chapter also outlines incentive programs that reward green efforts and recaps environmental activities that several major companies pursue today.

Defining Green

If you’re reading this book, you’re obviously interested in having the server environments that house your company’s computing equipment be green. What exactly does the term green mean, though, as it relates to a Data Center Facility and Data Center operations?

Does a green Data Center mean a facility that was constructed using fewer natural resources? ...

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