16 Feb '12, 1pm

How Energy Star is Working on the Green Data Center of the Future

How Energy Star is Working on the Green Data Center of the Future

Everyone is talking about cloud computing as the future of IT, or the future of business, or the future of commerce, or all of the above. That may be true, and that shift may lead to a much greener future for IT, but at the moment the data center world is struggling under the weight of unused servers, a need for uptime over efficiency, and a general lack of insight into just how much energy is being wasted within data centers of all sizes. None of these are new problems, and in fact one of the biggest challenges facing green data center proponents is getting beyond tackling the same old problems . Into this situation comes the EPA's Energy Star program. Already host of the nation's second-most-recognized green label (at least as of 2009 ), the group has been developing its standards for data center infrastructure for years. Back in 2009, Energy Star launched a certificatio...

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