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Beware the Server-Related Energy Consumption in Your Data Center

Published: 03 July 2013

ID: G00248548

Analyst(s): Rakesh Kumar, Henrique Cecci


Many enterprises believe that the server-related energy consumption problem is under control because of technology improvements. This is a dangerous assumption, and data center managers should be aware that energy consumption could increase significantly during the next five years.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Volume Growth of Servers to Predict Energy Growth
  • Use Energy Consumption of Servers to Predict Energy Growth
  • Understand Programs and Processes to Manage Energy Consumption
  • So, Has Server-Related Energy Consumption Peaked?

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