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Green IT - Managing your carbon footprint by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

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9 MAKING DATA CENTRES GREENER

Data centres are responsible for over one per cent of global electricity consumption, which is increasing year on year. By 2020, rising carbon emissions from data centres are predicted to exceed those of the airline industry. With this in mind Chris Smith, Sales and Marketing Director, on 365, explains a number of possible strategies for how data centres can be more energy efficient.

Despite the growing pressure for ‘greener’ operations, it is only recently that data centre managers have had practical frameworks for improvement or achieving more energy-efficient operations. Recent examples include the Green Grid, a consortium of industry professionals collaborating to improve energy efficiency in the data centre. ...

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