Gartner Research

How to Reduce Energy Consumption for Midsize and Large Data Centers

Published: 06 June 2013

ID: G00249353

Analyst(s): Steve Ohr


A new generation of power supplies can improve a data center's energy efficiency by as much as 10% to 15%. To lower electricity costs, IT managers should choose power supplies carefully and generally improve power chain efficiency.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Data center managers will find that the electricity savings provided by new-generation power chain equipment will be consumed by higher-density IT equipment
  • IT and facilities managers will find that having more racks with higher loading will mean there will be more heat to dissipate
  • Because of more granular power monitoring tools, facilities managers will know where power is consumed in the data center

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