Chapter 4Powering Your Way to a Greener Data Center

This chapter discusses how energy is used in Data Centers, traces the potential for power savings along the electrical delivery chain, and presents carbon emission factors for different regions of the world. The chapter additionally presents alternative energy options and offers design strategies, technology solutions, and operational methods for reducing Data Center energy usage.

How a Data Center Consumes Energy

Although there are hundreds of ways, large and small, to make your Data Center greener, nothing has a greater impact than optimizing its energy consumption. Conventional methods for producing electricity consume finite resources (fossil fuels), emit greenhouse gases, and pollute ...

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