Saving Money with Green Data Storage Technology

Wednesday Jul 22nd 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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Energy avoidance may be a good place to start, but energy efficiency should be the goal for your data center.

[From Enterprise Storage Forum]

There is a lot of focus on energy avoidance these days, as it is relatively easy to understand and implement. Turning off the lights, turning off devices when they are not in use, and enabling low-power, energy-savings or Energy Star modes are all means of saving or reducing energy consumption, emissions and energy bills.

There are a number of easy candidates for powering down when not in use, including desktop workstations, PCs, laptops, video monitors and printers. Turning lights off or implementing motion detectors to turn lights off automatically, and turning off or enabling energy-saving modes on general-purpose and consumer products also offer a significant benefit.

The article continues at http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/management/features/article.php/3830996

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