Date Added: Apr 2010
Data centers have turned into a big concern for enterprises. Data centers have exhibited steady energy demand growth, and electric utilities have received sizeable requests for electrical power for new facilities. Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership for data centers. There are many challenges and opportunities for researchers to explore the issues to quantify the electricity savings and provide methods for improving the energy efficiency. This paper systematically explores the opportunities and adoptable methods for achieving the energy efficiency in datacenters. The authors have presented a Study on Data Center Virtualization and scaled it to realize significant savings for an enterprise.