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Microsoft's Top 10 Business Practices for Environmentally Sustainable Data Centers

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Executive Summary

Microsoft recognizes the tough challenges that data center managers, industry operators, and IT businesses face today as they struggle to support their businesses in the face of budget cuts and uncertainty about the future. It's natural that environmental sustainability is taking a back seat in many companies at this time. But the fact is, being "Lean and green" is good for both the business and the environment, and organizations that focus their attentions accordingly will see clear benefits. Reducing energy use and waste improves a company's bottom line. That said, it isn't always easy to know where to begin in moving to greener and more efficient operations. This paper presents the top ten best business practices for environmentally sustainable data centers.

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