25 Sep '12, 5pm

Let's tell the whole story on data centers

Let's tell the whole story on data centers

Did you see the New York Times article on Sunday, September 23 titled "Power, Pollution, and the Internet "? If so, are you one of the three people of my acquaintance who did not send it to me. Even my mother asked. This is what I told her: It's really not new, at least to those of us in the industry. And it's only half the story. I'm just sayin'... Yes, demand for information technology is growing by leaps and bounds, and yes, it takes power to drive it. It's also true that availability ranks far higher than energy efficiency in any data center manager's priority list. As one IT professional put it to me on Friday, "At the end of the day, I'm paid to keep our infrastructure running." And yes, some of the performance demand is to provide sub-second response time to view YouTube videos. But some of it is to keep planes from running into each other, to complete genome analys...

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