Measuring the Business Value of Green Datacenters

Date Added: Sep 2009
Format: PDF

Today, policy and business leaders are reaching a consensus that industry must address rising GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Leading enterprises are now turning to the practical challenge of determining how, how much, and at what cost to reduce emissions. Many are quickly realizing that their information and communication technology infrastructure offers a means to both abate GHG and reduce costs with the right incremental capital investments. That is, unlike investments in alternative transportation or power generation options, investments to develop higher performance and utilization of information and communication technology abate GHG at a negative cost. The process of improving information technology and datacenter efficiency not only reduces GHG emissions but also reduces cost for the enterprise.