Rackspace’s Crawley, UK, data center is (the company claims) one of the greenest in the country. The energy it saves could power nearly 10,000 homes annually, largely by relying on passive air cooling that reduces its energy costs by 80%. 
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While the physical infrastructure and demand for data centers continues to grow, its environmental footprint keeps getting smaller. 

SEE: IT Data Center Green Energy policy (TechRepublic Premium)

There are many reasons for this. Companies are more aware of worldwide energy needs, climate change, and their own carbon footprint. They may also receive tax benefits for deploying green initiatives. Plus, any time a data center reduces its energy consumption, it ultimately improves the efficiency, productivity, and bottom line of a company.  

In order to learn how to fully commit to “going green” a company can benefit from  an IT Data Center Green Energy policy

An IT Data Center Green Energy Policy will provide and help companies meet green standards for IT data center operations, which includes hardware, software, and services. It will ensure that equipment operates as efficiently as possible through current technological and planning strategies; reduce operational waste; and maximize productivity by adopting an evolving, forward-thinking approach to data center management. 

SEE: IT Data Center Green Energy policy (TechRepublic Premium)

Further, implementation of such a policy will place your company on par with leading federal agencies promoting environmental sustainability. 

Data centers aren’t going away. Thanks to the rapid growth of technology in mobile computing, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and edge computing, to name a few, the demand for data centers will only increase. Ensuring data centers use the most energy-efficient strategies is a must for all companies.

For more information, check out the IT Data Center Green Energy policy available on TechRepublic Premium.

SEE: IT Data Center Green Energy policy (TechRepublic Premium)