Data Centre Efficiency: Reducing Electrical Power Consumption
Traditional models for the estimation of data centre electrical efficiency are grossly inaccurate for actual installations. The costs of electricity consumption have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) as far as data centres are concerned. Achieving a significant reduction in the electrical consumption of conventional data centres is viable through the proper design of the physical infrastructure and IT architecture. This programme demonstrates how to quantify the electricity savings and offers useful approaches to reducing the consumption of electrical power.