Green Ideas

Data CenterIt is clear from recent industry-related research that the Green movement is quickly becoming an integral part of how companies are shaping their operations, products, and services. Large, mainstream corporate giants spanning manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare are beginning to cut emissions and are looking for ways to get involved. A recent study shows that over one third of corporate leaders are participating in the “green” movement and that sustainability is one of the top priorities.

Corporations are examining their operations more closely for ways to become more energy efficient. Data centers are a major consumer of energy in their overall operations. In order to handle the sheer magnitude of today’s data, data centers have had to use much more power, and servers have become larger, denser, hotter, and significantly more costly to operate. An EPA Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency completed in 2007 estimates that US data centers consume 1.5 percent of the total US electricity consumption for a cost of $4.5 billion. From the year 2000 to the year 2006, data center electricity consumption doubled in the US and is currently on a pace to double again by 2011 to more than 100 billion kWh. This is equal to $7.4 billion in annual electricity costs. It is clear the data center is a not only a major consumer of power, but a major contributor to a company’s energy bill. Several factors contribute to the high use of energy in large data centers.

Through innovation and focus, G. A. Blanco and Sons in association with NER Data Products is able to provide technology solutions designed to address areas such as Green Computing, Data Center Energy Efficiency, Cooling System Optimization, Monitoring, Capacity Planning as well as other Date Center needs and requirements. Please feel free to download our Infrascructure Optimization Solutions (iOS) brochure from NER Data Products and see how we can provide significant savings and efficiency gains for most data centers of varying size and density. Our proven process identifies and remediates constraints through a wide range of solutions designed to solve today’s nagging infrastructure issues.