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Data Centres Ignoring Green As Drive To Cut Costs Magnifies

February 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on Data Centres Ignoring Green As Drive To Cut Costs Magnifies 

Webmaster NewsLondon – A survey of registered attendees at this year’s Data Centre World has revealed that only one in eight data centre managers cite a desire to go green as the key reason for implementing energy saving solutions, falling from one in three this time last year. The effects of the credit crunch mean that reducing the carbon footprint of data centres has become less of a priority than ever before; saving money is still the number one reason for lowering power consumption in today’s data centres, according to the new survey released today by the organisers of Data Centre World, the UK’s first and only data centre expo (24th and 25th February 2009 at the Barbican, London).

The more positive news is that over two thirds of data centres are proactively implementing policies and technologies that will enable them to minimise power consumption. Although the primary reason given for this was to save money during today’s difficult economic climate, the fact still remains that any reduction in power is a positive thing for the industry – especially when data centre energy requirements are expected to double over the next four years. Any curb on this will be a welcome shift for the sector. Read more

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