Date Added: Oct 2009
Over the past several years' corporate enterprises and the Information Technology (IT) industry in general have increased their awareness relating to the "Greening" of the data center or the "Greening of IT" for the main purpose of reducing energy consumption and costs. Many standards, technologies and best practices have been developed and put forward from the corporate community, government and IT industry for corporations to utilize in monitoring and reducing energy consumption in their data centers. The cost of energy continues to fluctuate with the almost certain possibility of higher prices encountered in the future. Plus, with a dubious global economic climate, the CEO/CIO are challenged more than ever in finding ways to reduce every dollar of operational cost for the enterprise and remain competitive.