If all of the data centers in the world were lined up directly beside each other, they would fill 6,000 football fields. Aside from square footage, data centers use an astounding amount of power. The National Resources Defense council estimates by 2020, U.S. data centers will maintain 140 billion kilowatt-hours.
IT directors everywhere are constantly looking for ways to save money. Data centers may be one of the most expensive aspects of IT asset management, but one way to decrease monthly costs is to cut down on power usage.
Here are three ways to cut down on data center power consumption:
- Turn up the thermostat
- Modern servers function successfully at temperatures up to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. For this reason, it is no longer necessary to manage your data center at the temperature of a meat locker. Raising the overall temperature cuts down on energy expenditure from air conditioning. Higher temperatures require closer monitoring, but with strict guidelines and attentiveness, a warmer data center can run efficiently and save energy.
- Transport files that are rarely used to a larger, slower server. Slower servers use less energy and give off less heat than using a smaller unit. By making this switch, files can stay organized while cutting down on overall energy consumption and contributing less to the center’s heat.
- Maximize your potential
- Managing a data center without previous experience is difficult. Pairing with a certified ITAD provider eliminates any uncertainty that comes with data center management. ITAD providers can assess any data center’s needs to ensure they are running as efficiently as possible.
HOBI International is a certified ITAD provider. We provide data management solutions including data security, management and erasure as well as data center relocations. When pairing with us for data center management, we ensure the most time, energy and cost efficient practices for your data center’s needs.