Video: Reduce power use in your data center or server room

From virtualization to hardware consolidation, Bill Detwiler gives IT pros five practical ways to save power in your server room or datacenter.

Reducing the power used by your organization's data center or server room is a good idea for at least two reasons.

First, it can reduce your power bill, and who doesn't want to save money. Second, if your server room has reached capacity with respect to the power available in your facility, then cutting back on your power use may be the only way to add more equipment-without rewiring you building.

During this week's TR Dojo episode, I give you five practical power-saving tips for the server room or data center.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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