Everything’s gone green. Just about every industry from autos to travel and tourism (there is no industry beginning with “Z”) has put a green spin on its new products and services, and the IT industry is very much in the middle of it (just after Health Care and before Manufacturing). Yes, it’s marketing. But dismiss it as hype or fad at your financial peril.

Lowering power consumption is a bottom-line game. The cost of energy is rising, not falling, and there’s no reversal on the horizon. Reducing your data centre’s power consumption isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for your company’s budget.

But where to begin? Read about four areas where there’s power and money to be saved.

  1. Blades + virtualization + multicore = power savings
  2. Keeping cool
  3. Savings in the cards
  4. Storing your savings