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Grow a Greener Data Center by Douglas Alger

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Chapter 8Choosing Greener Gear

This chapter offers strategies for making a Data Center greener through IT hardware choices, outlines server energy efficiency standards and metrics, and discusses both hardware utilization and how to reduce hardware power consumption.

Environmental Impact of IT Hardware

In and among greening the facilities-related technologies of your Data Center—power, cooling, and fire suppression—don’t overlook opportunities to green the systems that drive your Data Center power consumption in the first place—your IT hardware. Because servers, networking devices, and storage units are the final destination of your Data Center’s power and cooling delivery chains, anything you do to reduce their power consumption and heat generation ...

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