The green data center starts here

supermucAs part of IBM’s cloud team, I spend a lot of time talking and writing about cloud infrastructure technologies and how organizations can benefit from a private cloud–whether it’s leveraging virtualization as an onramp to cloud or advancing the cloud with orchestration.

One topic I’ve been tracking that’s central to cloud management is how to control the costs of running the cloud, especially with respect to all the energy waste in data centers. IBM’s research estimates that up to 50 percent of an average air-cooled data center’s energy consumption and carbon footprint today is not caused by computing, but by powering the necessary cooling systems. More >


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